Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.
Title: We Hunt the Flame
Author: Hafsah Faizal
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
The darkness speaks to those who listen. Those who listen are those who have accepted the darkness.
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 king. 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 in Arawiya, 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 king 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.
Why am I excited?
I absolutely love books with the woman pretending to be a man trope. This book also has a totally brutal sounding prince, and I’m hoping for some romance between him and Zafira. To add to that, the fact that this book pulls from ancient Arabia makes me think of Aladdin and I can totally see some thematic parallels there. Oh also, kind of drooling over that cover. I can totally be patient until May….NOT.
Are you excited to read this book? Is it already on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!