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We Hunt The Flame

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Disclaimer: This is not Islamic. It is Fantasy

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST FANTASY OF ALL TIME

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the sultan. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways.

Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the sultan on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, WE HUNT THE FLAME is a gripping story of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.

PEOPLE LIVED BECAUSE SHE KILLED. PEOPLE DIED BECAUSE HE LIVED.

Featured on BookishNBC, NPR, Publishers WeeklyBuzzFeed and more · TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy of all time · Four Starred Reviews · A Teen Vogue and Barnes & Noble Book Club pick · A Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist · Inaugural Ignyte Awards Winner

Faizal builds a world of immense detail and complexity. Readers smell the different foods in the marketplace and begin to understand the many layers of each culture in Arawiya…Zafira’s courage will teach readers the power of the human spirit.

 –VOYA, Starred Review

 

Faizal matches a sweeping, ancient Arabian setting of shifting sand dunes, crumbling ruins, and fickle magic with an engrossing tale of political intrigue and human and divine warring powers… Fans of Bardugo’s Six of Crows or Chokshi’s The Star-Touched Queen will be thrilled with the book’s impressive world building, stellar cast, and intricate story.

–The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred Review

 

  • Author: Hafsah Faizal
  • ISBN:9780374311544
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Published Date: 2019
  • Pages: 480
  • Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Age Recommendation: 14+