The similarities of Tzain from the book Children of Blood and Bone by tomi Adeyemi and a wolf. Tzain is Zelie’s older brother and Mama and baba’s son. He is a level-headed, cautious boy who is also strong and fiercely loyal. As a result, he is often exasperated by Zélie, who will sometimes take unnecessary risks or let her anger get the better of her. But he is sensitive and caring, too, and is far more patient with Amari than Zélie is. Despite the ways that King Saran has hurt Tzain and his family, Tzain feels compassion for Amari and understands that her father’s crimes are not hers. Firstly,Wolves and tzain are both territorial. Tzain’s first priority at all times is protecting his family, even if that means killing trespassers to protect his territory. ”I don’t know what disturbs me more: that I killed him, or that I could do it again”. Likewise a wolf, by nature wolves are very territorial animals.They give warning signals of where they will including loud howls and barking when faced with danger or when another animal choose to trespass on its our territory. Secondly, both Tzain and a wolf evolved in similar ways, in families, found strength in numbers. Members of any healthy family—human or wolf—assume specific roles. Like wolves, the alpha pair makes decisions and controls the pack. Other members contribute to the pack’s survival. Likewise Tzain who is the oldest and also the alpha of the group of three which includes; Zelie and Amari, who would be the members that contribute to the pack’s survival.”You must protect those who can’t defend themselves. Mama Agba’s words from this morning seep into my head.” In their families, wolves—like Tzain—play, show affection, feed and discipline and mourn their dead. Lastly, Wolves and Tzain both use non-verbal communication. A wolf's postures and facial displays express aggression and fear, dominance and submission without words. Likewise Tzain, his facial expressions tells his mood. ‘Without saying a word my facial expression spoke for me i was exasperated,he wants to believe that playing by the monarchy’s rules will keep us safe, but nothing can protect us when those rules are rooted in hate.” In conclusion Tzain and a wolf both share commonalities.