Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

by

Tomi Adeyemi

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Children of Blood and Bone: Chapter Sixty Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Tzain abruptly stops dancing with Amari, as he sees Inan kissing Zélie. When he sees Zélie kissing Inan back, Tzain storms away, gathering his belongings. He says he’s tired of cleaning up Zélie’s messes, and he’s leaving.
Tzain thinks again that Amari has selfishly chosen her own interests over the safety of herself and her family. He is tired of fighting to protect them both. He wants to strike out on his own rather than staying tethered to her and forced to grapple with her mistakes.
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Amari asks why Tzain can’t forgive Zélie this time, and he explodes. Inan destroyed their home, killing innocent people, children. Now, Zélie is forgetting that and putting them all at risk, as well. Suddenly, horns sound. The King’s men have arrived.
Not only does Inan believe that Zélie is selfishly ignoring the needs and safety of her family, but, he also points out, Inan has committed ruthless violence in the past and seems likely to do so again.
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