Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

by

Tomi Adeyemi

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Majacite Term Analysis

A special metal designed to sear the skin of any divîner it touches. Saran has used majacite to torture divîners and keep them captive. Inan’s pawn is made out of majacite, which is why it’s so painful for him to hold on to it.

Majacite Quotes in Children of Blood and Bone

The Children of Blood and Bone quotes below are all either spoken by Majacite or refer to Majacite. 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 Forty-Seven Quotes

This pawn was the only piece I managed to salvage. Shame ripples through me as I stare at the tarnished metal. The only gift he’s ever given me, and at its core is hate.

Related Characters: Inan (speaker), Zélie, King Saran
Related Symbols: Majacite Pawn
Page Number: 324
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Majacite Term Timeline in Children of Blood and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Majacite appears in Children of Blood and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Eight
Prejudice and Inequality Theme Icon
Faith and Tradition Theme Icon
Cycles of Violence Theme Icon
Heeding these warnings, Saran began to use the alloy majacite, a special metal that burns magic users. But it wasn’t enough: Saran realized the only... (full context)
Chapter Forty-Seven
Prejudice and Inequality Theme Icon
Duty to Family vs. Self Theme Icon
...reminder of his father, King Saran, is inflicting more than emotional harm. It’s made of majacite, a special metal that burns maji. (full context)
Chapter Sixty-Three
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Zélie is chained up with majacite in a dark chamber. She thinks of all of those who died in vain, including... (full context)
Chapter Seventy-Eight
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...men jump out from hiding places around the room. Inan is there, too, holding a majacite blade. Baba is with them. (full context)