Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

by

Tomi Adeyemi

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Lagos is the rich capital city of Orïsha. It is far more opulent—and heavily patrolled—than other cities.

Lagos Quotes in Children of Blood and Bone

The Children of Blood and Bone quotes below are all either spoken by Lagos or refer to Lagos. 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 Thirteen Quotes

I arch my eyebrow at Amari and think back to her mention of a training accident. I assumed the scar came from her brother’s sword, but was she holding a sword, too? Despite her escape from Lagos, I can’t imagine the princess locked in battle.

Related Characters: Zélie (speaker), Amari, Inan
Page Number: 129
Explanation and Analysis:
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Lagos Term Timeline in Children of Blood and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Lagos appears in Children of Blood and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Two
Prejudice and Inequality Theme Icon
...for the taxes, Zélie says she will take a valuable sailfish to a market in Lagos. Because it is dangerous for a divîner to go alone, Tzain says he will go... (full context)
Chapter Three
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In Lagos, Princess Amari sits through a stuffy meal with gossipy nobility as her mother criticizes her... (full context)
Chapter Four
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Barely speaking to one another, Zélie and Tzain arrive at the bustling capital city, Lagos. Tzain is angry that Zélie left home alone, saying that she put him in unnecessary... (full context)
Prejudice and Inequality Theme Icon
Duty to Family vs. Self Theme Icon
Despite the prohibition against relationships with divîners, the guards at Lagos’ gate are all too eager to harass Zélie, making lewd remarks and touching her inappropriately.... (full context)
Chapter Fifty-Nine
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Inan tells Zélie she should move to Lagos with him, and she bristles. He says that when she brings back magic, it will... (full context)
Chapter Seventy-Eight
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...rooting for them. She also thinks about Amari seeking her out in the market in Lagos—another sign. (full context)