Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

by

Tomi Adeyemi

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Children of Blood and Bone: Chapter Thirty-Two Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Only two ships are left. But when Zélie doesn’t surface, Tzain leaps overboard and drags her to the surface. As the other ship’s crew boards theirs, Amari thinks again of her father’s training. All she wants is for this fighting to end.
As always, Tzain’s first priority is the protection of his family above all else. Amari’s father valued the ability to fight and kill, but Amari cannot make herself feel the same. She simply wants to stop the violence around her.
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The captain of the other ship comes running forward, preparing to attack Zélie. Before she realizes what she’s doing, Amari stabs the captain. Everything goes silent, and then the announcer says that they have won.
Even though she has been feeling weak and unable to fight, when it is absolutely necessary to use violence to protect others and do what is right, Amari is capable of fighting.
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