Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

by

Tomi Adeyemi

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Maji with control over death and the afterlife. They can summon the spirits of the dead to take on physical form or help the dead move on to a peaceful afterlife. Zélie and her mother are both reapers.

Reaper Quotes in Children of Blood and Bone

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

As long as we don’t have magic, they will never treat us with respect, Baba’s spirit booms. They need to know we can hit them back. If they burn our homes—I burn theirs, too.

Related Characters: Zélie (speaker), King Saran, Baba
Page Number: 503
Explanation and Analysis:
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Reaper Term Timeline in Children of Blood and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Reaper appears in Children of Blood and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Seven
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...veins makes her think of her mother, and she wonders if she might become a Reaper, with power over death, like her mother. But she quickly suppresses her hopes. She doesn’t... (full context)