Tomi Adeyemi’s much-anticipated Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the second installment of her Legacy of Orïsha trilogy, is the December book club read for Good Morning America, a highly successful morning show on ABC. In introducing the novel, Good Morning America host Robin Roberts said that the novel could be described as “a cross between Game of Thrones and Black Panther.” Adeyemi shared the news via social media.
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LOOK AT MY BABY ON THAT JUMBOTRON!!!!!! #childrenofvirtueandvengeance IS @goodmorningamerica’s DECEMBER BOOK CLUB PICK AND IM SO FREAKIN EXCITED THANK YOU @robinrobertsgma AND THE AMAZING GMA TEAM!!! I’ll be on NEXT WEEK to kick it off because CVV IS OUT IN 9 DAAAAAAAAYYYYZZZZZZZZZ #VENGEANCEONTHESEHEAUXES #childrenofbloodandbone
With less than a week to go before the release of Children of Virtue and Vengeance on December 3, 2019, Adeyemi also shared on social media that fans could now read the first six chapters of the novel.
the first six chapters of CVV are live…😈😈😈
— Tomi Adeyemi (@tomi_adeyemi) November 26, 2019
Children of Blood and Bone, the first installment of the trilogy, was said by The New York Times to pose “thought-provoking questions about race, class, and authority that hold up a warning mirror to our sharply divided society.” In Children of Virtue and Vengeance, Adeyemi continues the story of Zélie and Amari, the protagonists we meet in the first installment. Here is the synopsis of Children of Virtue and Vengeance from Macmillan Publishers:
After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.
Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.
With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.
Read the first six chapters of Children of Virtue and Vengeance here.