Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

by

Tomi Adeyemi

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Admiral Kaea Character Analysis

Kaea is the fierce, no-nonsense second-in-command to King Saran. She is also the only person the King truly loves and trusts. Kaea is willing to commit any violence necessary to get the job done and dutifully serve her king. Like most nobles, Kaea is disgusted and terrified by magic, referring to divîners as maggots.
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Admiral Kaea Character Timeline in Children of Blood and Bone

The timeline below shows where the character Admiral Kaea appears in Children of Blood and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Three
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...in her father’s throne room. Surprisingly, she sees the king lecturing Admiral Ebele and Commander Kaea. She overhears as Kaea explains that some artifacts—a scroll and a sunstone—washed ashore in a... (full context)
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Horrified, Amari watches as Binta is dragged into the room by guards. When Kaea forces her to hold the scroll, brilliant multi-colored light pours over the room from her... (full context)
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...her instantly. Amari runs out of the room and throws up. Then, she steals into Kaea’s room, where a guard has deposited the scroll. King Saran’s cloak is also there. She... (full context)
Chapter Eight
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Saran says that Inan must go with Admiral Kaea, his second in command, to find Amari. Because Zélie passed through the control gate on... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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...floats towards Inan, bringing with it a vision of Zélie sinking into cold water. Admiral Kaea can’t see the cloud or the vision. Inan worries that magic has infected him, a... (full context)
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Inan tells Kaea that the fugitives are nearby with the scroll. Desperate to hide the fact that he... (full context)
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Kaea and Inan threaten the villagers until a girl comes forward. She says she’ll tell them... (full context)
Chapter Fourteen
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Inan and Kaea ride on in pursuit of Amari and the scroll. Inan battles the magic he feels... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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Inan and Kaea arrive at Sokto. Inan feels exhausted and tense from concealing his new identity. Inan watches... (full context)
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Inan and Kaea search the tent of a merchant, and find Amari’s headdress. Inan’s heart is in his... (full context)
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...that he saw the two girls headed for Chândomblé. When the merchant tries to flee, Kaea kills him, and Inan feels a shock of horror. (full context)
Chapter Twenty
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...finds herself lifted by white light—Lekan’s magic. But while he is turned towards her, Admiral Kaea plunges her sword into his heart. (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
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Admiral Kaea approaches, and Inan convinces her that they should rebuild the bridge and pursue Zélie and... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
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Inan comes out of the dream to find Kaea staring at him, sword outstretched. She just observed as he had a vision, clearly using... (full context)
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Calming slightly, Kaea says that the new bridge is complete and that she will take a team to... (full context)
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Panicked, Inan tackles her. Kaea screams for help, saying that Inan is a maji. Without meaning to, Inan sends turquoise... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Five
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Inan travels alone through the desert, missing Kaea. He sends a message home that maji killed Kaea. He can’t stop thinking of Kaea’s... (full context)
Chapter Forty-Six
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...their powers awakened by the scroll, and somehow managed not to be killed by Admiral Kaea. (full context)
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...remember the Raid, she can remember the horror of watching her family cut down by Kaea after the scroll resurfaced. Because Amari is a noble, Zu distrusts her. Zu calls Kwame... (full context)
Chapter Fifty-Eight
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...inflicted by the monarchy and the potential for violence that she now contains. Thinking of Kaea, Inan says that he, too, lost control of his magic and hurt someone he cared... (full context)
Chapter Sixty-Three
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Saran asks if she killed Kaea or knows who did. Zélie thinks about revealing Inan, but his terror stops her. Saran... (full context)
Chapter Sixty-Six
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Saran says that Zélie deserves to be killed because she killed Kaea. He holds up a turquoise crystal—one of the ones that appeared in Kaea’s hair after... (full context)
Chapter Eighty-One
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...horrified, especially when he sees the mercenary is covered with the same blue crystals that Kaea was. Saran stabs his sword into Inan. Inan pleads with his father, thinking of all... (full context)