Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

by

Tomi Adeyemi

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Sunstone Term Analysis

One of three artifacts that is needed to bring magic back to Orïsha. The other two artifacts are a scroll and a dagger made of bone. The sunstone is about the size of a coconut and shines with a brilliant luster. Zélie, Tzain, and Amari win the sunstone in a competition in Ibeji.
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Sunstone Term Timeline in Children of Blood and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Sunstone appears in Children of Blood and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Three
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...Ebele and Commander Kaea. She overhears as Kaea explains that some artifacts—a scroll and a sunstone—washed ashore in a village and activated the powers of some local divîners, turning them into... (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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Lekan also explains that, every century, the scroll, the sunstone, and the bone dagger must be carried to a sacred temple for the binding ritual.... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...is the girl who accepted water from Zélie outside. An announcer holds up the prize—the sunstone. In two months of fighting, so far, there has been no winner—every night, everyone dies.... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
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...group of Grounders to exact revenge on the whole city. She can sense that the sunstone is nearby. (full context)
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With much effort, the three break open the lock on the door to the sunstone. But just as they do, a young divîner boy dashes by, followed by a group... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Three
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The announcer presents them with the glowing sunstone. Touching it fills Zélie with a surge of warmth and energy. She knows that she... (full context)
Chapter Forty-Four
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...down, demonstrating that they won’t be enough. She knows that using blood magic or the sunstone would make her stronger—but she fears what would happen if she tried blood magic again,... (full context)
Chapter Forty-Seven
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Zélie returns and says, reluctantly, that she thinks they should work together. She reveals the sunstone. Inan says that he hates the way his magic makes him feel—he feels at war... (full context)
Chapter Forty-Eight
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Inan walks towards the fortress and holds out the sunstone, calling to the guards that he wants to trade it. As more and more masked... (full context)
Chapter Fifty
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...is a Burner, like the maji who incinerated Saran’s first family. As Zélie drops the sunstone, the Burner catches it, and his entire body erupts in flame. (full context)
Chapter Fifty-One
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...long been her goal, now she worries about the potential for violence and for the sunstone to fall into the wrong hands. Reluctantly, she agrees. (full context)
Chapter Seventy-Eight
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...where images of the gods flank a central pillar, which has an indentation for the sunstone. Zélie prays to the gods to return her magic. Amari hands her the artifacts and... (full context)
Chapter Seventy-Nine
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Inan steps forward to trade Baba for the artifacts. Zélie drops the sunstone and scroll, and an ordinary dagger, realizing Inan has never seen the real bone dagger.... (full context)
Chapter Eighty-Four
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Zélie picks up the sunstone and thinks not of magic but of the blood and bone connecting her to the... (full context)