A rich and searing epic fantasy sequel set in ancient Arabia, Hafsah Faizal's We Free the Stars is the highly anticipated follow up to We Hunt the Flame.
Hafsah Faizal is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sands of Arawiya duology, which includes TikTok sensation We Hunt the Flame and We Free Stars, and the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else. When she's not writing, she can be found designing, deciding between Assassin's Creed and Skyrim, or traversing the world. Born in Florida and raised in California, she now resides in Texas with her family and a library of books waiting to be devoured.
This Sands of Arawiya duology closer will not disappoint readers
with its plot twists, banter, tormented romance, and multiple
betrayals and reveals . . . Faizal's prose truly shines in creating
effective action scenes and dialogue. . . A satisfying conclusion.
* Kirkus *
Each achingly raw character arc is fully realized, delivering a satisfying close to the zumra's story. Faizal's craft continues to evolve as she demonstrates a facility with language and literary technique, drawing readers into a fantasy world and into the lives of characters that feel impressively real. Moments of humor and edge-of-your-seat action easily balance the book's dark, tragic depths, creating a memorable story at the height of the fantasy genre. * Booklist, starred review *
Faizal continues the lush world building that marked the first of this duology, expanding upon the Persian-inspired setting and guiding readers through all of Arawiya, introducing new cultural aspects and making the stakes clear; especially deft here is the portrayal of trauma on a mass scale. . .Those who were left breathless by the previous installment will heave a sigh of relief. * Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books *
Could be the next Game of Thrones -- Bustle on We Hunt the Flame
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 on We Hunt the Flame
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, starred review, on We Hunt the Flame
With fierce characters, deathly challenges, and world-building both lyrical and spellbinding, We Hunt the Flame is unputdownable -- Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times-bestselling author on We Hunt the Flame
Filled with rich worldbuilding with stakes that will keep you at the edge of your seat -- Buzzfeed, on We Hunt the Flame
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, starred review, on We Hunt the Flame
Hafsah Faizal creates a dazzling and beautiful world that will make you not want to put this book down -- Seventeen Magazine, on We Hunt the Flame
Hafsah Faizal's writing is so lush and evocative . . . gripping right from the first page -- Popsugar, on We Hunt the Flame
A sparkling debut, full of mystery and magic, vivid characters, and rich language -- Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author on We Hunt the Flame
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, New York Times-bestselling author of the Crown's Game series on We Hunt the Flame
This Sands of Arawiya duology closer will not disappoint readers with its plot twists, banter, tormented romance, and multiple betrayals and reveals. . .Faizal's prose truly shines in creating effective action scenes and dialogue. . .A satisfying conclusion. * Kirkus *
Enter the cursed world of Arawiya, and meet the girl who defies that curse -- Hypable on We Hunt the Flame
Zafir and Nasir are supposed to be enemies, but when they were brought together in We Hunt the Flame, they found that nothing is as simple as they thought. Now, both on a hunt for the same lost artifact, they find a far deeper evil than either has before experienced, and realize that their prize may be more dangerous than they can imagine. This is the second in Faizal's #OwnVoices "Sands of Arawiya" series, and should relieve readers who have been waiting since the first novel's cliffhanger ending -- Den of Geek