Mondays don’t have to be a drag, especially when you have an incredible book and caffeine:)
Told from three different points of view, this book grabbed our attention right from the beginning. We dive into the minds of Zélie, a divîner who is trying to make ends meet for her family after her mother’s death; Amari, the princess of the Orïsha nation who becomes to understand the world after her dear friend is killed; and Inan, the prince of Orïsha who shares the same negative feelings about the magi people as his father.
In the past, magi were killed all around the nation by King Saran, including Zélie’s mother, who was hanged in front of her family. Her only crime? Having magical capabilities. Though Zélie is a fierce warrior, she does not have magic in her veins. Or does she?
“Deep down, I know the truth. I knew it the moment I saw the maji of Ibadan in chains. The gods died with our magic. They’re never coming back.”