With Special Guest Host Cindy Pon!
All pre-orders receive this beautiful poster with their purchase of Children of Blood and Bone!
San Diego’s Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching “Scandal,” she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing to her 4,500 subscribers at her website.
Her debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, is one of the most anticipated releases of 2018. See Maryelizabeth’s review below. A movie is in development at Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions, acquired in a preemptive acquisition. Tomi, a regular sight at Mysterious Galaxy events in support of other authors, will take the spotlight for her launch party, in conversation with Cindy Pon.
Tickets available now!
How to order books & tickets:
This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of Children of Blood and Bone from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis. You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to recieve a ticket.
1) You must enter payment method. Books ordered without payment using the 'pay in store' option will not be issued a ticket or guaranteed a book until actual payment is made.
2) Note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout.
3) Online orders must be place by 4:00pm on March 3/5/18 for them to be personalized
You'll be able to pick up your book and ticket from Mysterious Galaxy starting the day of the event, March 5th, 2018 at 10:00 AM.
Other limitations may apply. The event itself is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served 30-40 minutes before the start of the event. Please read through our Events FAQ for arrival times, book limitations, and other details. Contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747 for any questions.
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Zelie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zelie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now Zelie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zelie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orisha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zelie herself as she struggles to control her powers--and her growing feelings for an enemy.
Cindy Pon takes readers to a future Taiwan with stark divisions between the you – the privileged few who have all the necessary resources and more, who can not only survive, but also thrive and indulge, and the mei – the marginalized underprivileged masses who struggle to breathe and eat in a contaminated environment. Jason Zhou and his friends intend for him to form a relationship with Daiyu, heiress to the Jin Corporation, which manufactures the environmental suits that the elite wear to protect themselves from their damaged environment, in order to infiltrate the company. When he develops feelings for Daiyu, will he betray his cause, his friends, and the memory of his mother? Great dystopian class warfare drama.