The book is the highly anticipated conclusion to the Legacy of Orisha trilogy. It will be released on June 25, 2024.
By Hope Ibiale
Three years after her sophomore novel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, Nigerian-American writer, Tomi Adeyemi, is set to release her third novel, Children of Anguish and Anarchy. The book is the highly anticipated conclusion to the Legacy of Orisha trilogy. It will be released on June 25, 2024.
Children of Anguish and Anarchy will follow Zélie’s life after the Skulls capture her. The book will see Zélie, Amari, and Tzain search for allies in a foreign land and fight to save her people before the Skulls end the Orïsha clan.
“There is a lot of anguish for the characters in this book,” Adeyemi said about the upcoming book, in a conversation with Entertainment Weekly. “I mean, I put them through a lot throughout the entire series, but I think in this book in particular, the characters are both fighting a conflict out in the external world and also inside of themselves because they’ve just been taken completely out of anything they ever thought they would be battling with. They’ve spent the first two books in the series fighting maji against non-maji, maji against the monarchy, fighting with the grief of the past, and fighting for a new future. But in book three, they have to face a bigger enemy, a larger enemy, and it’s something they never could have anticipated.”
Tomi Adeyemi is a writer and creative writing coach. Her debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone debuted at the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list. The book also won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Waterstones Book Prize, and the Hugo Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book. Its sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, also debuted at number one on the bestseller list. Her website where she teaches creative writing, The Writer’s Roadmap, has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest. In 2020, Adeyemi was also listed in TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People list.
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