Khadija loves the ancient tales of jinn and renegade princesses― but real life is closing in and her destiny as a ghadían girl is marriage and boredom. When her father arranges a match, Khadija leaps at the chance of escape – a rogue hot air balloon fighting its ropes for the sky. Soon, Khadija is flying over the desert sands, away from everything she knows.Khadija finds an unlikely ally in a poor young glassmaker's apprentice, Jacob.
But soon, a deadly revolution threatens their friendship and their world. The oppressed, pale-skinned hÄri are restless – their infamous terrorist group, the HÄreef, have a new, fearsome leader. And the ruling ghadíans are brutal in their repression. As the HÄreef exploit forbidden magic – summoning jinn to aid their fight – Jacob and Khadija must choose what kind of a world they want to live in and how to make it a reality.
ISBN-13: 9781338802313 Publisher: Chicken House Publication Date: January 3, 2023 Pages: 384