Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

by

Tomi Adeyemi

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Chândomblé Term Analysis

A sacred temple which once served as a center of worship for the divîners. It was inhabited and cared for by sêntaros, high priests of the divîners.

Chândomblé Quotes in Children of Blood and Bone

The Children of Blood and Bone quotes below are all either spoken by Chândomblé or refer to Chândomblé. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). 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.
Chapter Twenty-Four Quotes

Growing up, Father led me to believe that those who clung to the myth of the gods were weak. They relied on beings they could never see, dedicating their lives to faceless entities.

Related Characters: Inan (speaker), King Saran
Page Number: 210
Explanation and Analysis:
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Chândomblé Term Timeline in Children of Blood and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Chândomblé appears in Children of Blood and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Nine
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...to bring back magic—for good. Mama Agba says they must go to the temple of Chândomblé to discover what to do next. (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
Prejudice and Inequality Theme Icon
Duty to Family vs. Self Theme Icon
...a blanket. The trio decides to head to Sokoto, a town on the way to Chândomblé, but they need something they can trade for food. When Zélie suggests that they trade... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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Faith and Tradition Theme Icon
...who died. It must be a sign of magic. Sure enough, they soon come upon Chândomblé. It is a series of ruined temples. (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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Inan threatens the merchant until he reveals that he saw the two girls headed for Chândomblé. When the merchant tries to flee, Kaea kills him, and Inan feels a shock of... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen
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...going to kill them, until Zélie begins to talk about the vision she saw outside—of Chândomblé full of other people. Amari realizes with horror that her father, Saran, destroyed this place,... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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Duty to Family vs. Self Theme Icon
As they approach Chândomblé, Inan’s magic grows stronger, allowing him to hear the disgruntled thoughts of the guards buzzing... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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Inan wanders through Chândomblé, experiencing visions of Lekan’s life. He enters the room decorated with murals of the gods... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
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Duty to Family vs. Self Theme Icon
...dream space. Zélie taunts him, asking if he’s proud that his father, the king, destroyed Chândomblé. He fights back the shame he feels, reminding himself, “duty before self.” Zélie reminds him... (full context)