Tzain and Zélie’s mother and Baba’s wife was an extremely powerful Reaper, a maji with power of the dead. Although she possessed fearsome magic, she was also extremely kind, nurturing Zélie and Tzain and preparing Zélie for her future as a divîner. She was murdered in King Saran’s Raid—a deep scar that haunts her children.
Mama Quotes in Children of Blood and Bone
The Children of Blood and Bone quotes below are all either spoken by Mama or refer to Mama. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Henry Holt and Co. edition of Children of Blood and Bone published in 2018.).
Mama Character Timeline in Children of Blood and Bone
The timeline below shows where the character Mama appears in Children of Blood and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...they are fighting—which only excites fiery Zélie’s anger more. Ignoring the warnings of their teacher, Mama Agba, the two girls fly at each other with more passion, both landing powerful hits. (full context)
...attack the encampment, Zélie remembers the self-hatred she experienced after the Raid. She blamed her mother and magic for the tragedy. In time, she came to see the beauty in magic,... (full context)