Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

by

Tomi Adeyemi

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on Children of Blood and Bone can help.
A town in the middle of the desert. Wealthy nobles have set up a massive arena in the town where they force divîners to fight each other to the death to win the sunstone.

Ibeji Quotes in Children of Blood and Bone

The Children of Blood and Bone quotes below are all either spoken by Ibeji or refer to Ibeji. 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:
Prejudice and Inequality Theme Icon
). 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-Two Quotes

Though the royal seal is etched into the clay wall, it waves in my mind like the velvet banners in Father’s throne room. After the Raid, he abolished the old seal, a gallant bull-horned lionare that always used to make me feel safe. Instead, he proclaimed that our power would be represented by the snow leopanaires: ryders who were ruthless. Pure.

Related Characters: Amari (speaker)
Page Number: 195
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter Twenty-Five Quotes

After I perform the ritual and bring magic back, after Baba is safe and sound. I’ll rally a group of Grounders to sink this monstrosity into the sand. That announcer will pay for every wasted divîner life. Every noble will answer for their crimes.

Related Characters: Zélie (speaker), Baba
Page Number: 212
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter Thirty-Four Quotes

I don’t know what disturbs me more: that I killed him, or that I could do it again. Strike, Amari. A thin whisper of father’s voice plays in my ears.

Related Characters: Amari (speaker), King Saran
Page Number: 261
Explanation and Analysis:
Get the entire Children of Blood and Bone LitChart as a printable PDF.
Children of Blood and Bone PDF

Ibeji Term Timeline in Children of Blood and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Ibeji appears in Children of Blood and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Twenty-Two
Prejudice and Inequality Theme Icon
Duty to Family vs. Self Theme Icon
Now those settlements are gone, but many still make their way across the desert to Ibeji. Zélie and Amari split off, looking for food. They are shocked to see the streets... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
Prejudice and Inequality Theme Icon
...want to swim, too. From that accidental hint, Inan realizes that she must be in Ibeji. (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Five
Cycles of Violence Theme Icon
Inan arrives in Ibeji, where the townspeople are celebrating. He senses that Zélie is close. He finds a man... (full context)