Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

by

Tomi Adeyemi

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Children of Blood and Bone: Chapter Twenty Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
The group runs through the temple’s passageways, Tzain carrying a weakened Zélie. As they break outside, Zélie is overwhelmed by the magic she can now sense thrumming all around. Zélie, Tzain, Amari and Nailah creep across a rickety bridge as Lekan holds off Inan and the guards with powerful magic. As Zélie is crossing the bridge, it snaps, forcing her to climb up the planks towards Tzain. As she is about to reach him, the remaining rope snaps, and Zélie plummets.
Although Zélie’s powers still feel new and foreign to her, in Lekan she sees an example of someone using their powers for good, to support other divîners and help preserve divîner traditions.
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Suddenly, Zélie finds herself lifted by white light—Lekan’s magic. But while he is turned towards her, Admiral Kaea plunges her sword into his heart.
Lekan sacrifices himself for Zélie, emphasizing his belief that she must go on to perform the ritual and save the divîners.
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