Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone


Tomi Adeyemi

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Children of Blood and Bone: Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Zélie open her eyes and realizes that she’s at sea with Amari, Tzain, and Roën. She asks if they were successful in bringing magic back. Everyone is silent, and she takes their silence to mean no. But Amari shakes her head and holds out a hand swirling with magic. Her hair now has a white streak through it.
If the ceremony converted non-divîners to divîners, it will have major implications for the society of Orïsha. If everyone has magic, it may mean that there are fewer power imbalances, shepherding in an end to the cycles of violence. On the other hand, it also means that everyone will have the power to use their magic to commit violence, and will have to personally determine what to do with that power. It will also complicate the social stratification of Orïsha, possibly creating a more level playing field in which divîners are not distinguishable from everyone else. But for the same reason, it may simply excite more conflict.
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