We Hunt the Flame - Sands of Arawiya (Paperback)Hafsah Faizal (author)
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A thrilling story of mystery, disguise and magic, the first part of Faizal’s fantasy duology pits a girl warrior forced to conceal her gender against a ruthless royal assassin. Set in a realm inspired by the history and legends of ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a brilliantly realised adventure yarn with characters you can’t help but root for.
Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, Hafsah Faizal's We Hunt the Flame is a breathtaking debut about discovery, conquering fear and taking identity into your own hands. The first in the Sands of Arawiya duology, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone series.
People lived because she killed. People died because he lived.
Zafira is the Hunter. Forced to disguise herself as a man, she risks everything to provide for her people.
Nasir is the Prince of Death. A feared assassin who is forever bound to the command of his father, the sultan.
Both are legends in their kingdom - but neither wants to be. And when Zafira embarks on a dangerous quest to return magic to their suffering land, Nasir is sent on a similar mission. But as their journey unfolds, an anvient evil begins to stir . . .
Don't miss the epic sequel and conclusion to the duology, We Free The Stars.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 37 mm
'Delivers on all fronts. This book carries social importance-bringing magic and curiosity and complexity to the Arab world is still hardly done in Western pop culture-but beyond that, We Hunt the Flame is just an exciting, surprising read.' - Entertainment Weekly
'Faizal bends fantasy tropes to her will to tell a fresh and gripping story about love, honor, and self-discovery that will leave readers scrambling for more.' - Booklist
'With fierce characters, deathly challenges, and world-building both lyrical and spellbinding, We Hunt the Flame is unputdownable' - Marieke Njikamp
'Filled with rich worldbuilding with stakes that will keep you at the edge of your seat' - Buzzfeed
'Lyrical and filled with adventure, a slow-burn romance, and an unforgettable cast of characters in a world based on ancient Arabia, this is a debut series not to be missed' - School Library Journal
'A sparkling debut, full of mystery and magic, vivid characters, and rich language' - Roshani Chokshi
'Beautiful storytelling, mesmerizing settings, and fiery characters - We Hunt the Flame is danger, magic, and hope all wrapped into one, and it is intoxicating' - Evelyn Skye, author of the Crown's Game series
'Inspired by ancient Arabia, Hafsah Faizal's dazzling young adult novel focuses on the kingdom of Arawiya, where a lost artifact is needed to restore magic to the world . . . Though certainly a love story, We Hunt the Flame is also a moving portrait of a heroine growing into her power as Zafira fights against the oppression of women.' - Time Magazine, the Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time.
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“An exciting journey!”
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“Promise Unfulfilled, But an Enjoyable Read Nonetheless”
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