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The Balloon Thief-9781913696078

The Balloon Thief

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Summer Reading Challenge - Read a book set in a different country

For Khadija, the only escape from her father's arranged betrothal is the sky. When she spots a rogue hot air balloon fighting against its ropes, she leaps at the chance for adventure. Khadija soon finds an unlikely ally in a poor glassmaker's apprentice, Jacob.

But Jacob is a hari, and Khadija a Ghadaean. The hari are oppressed and restless - their infamous terrorist group, the Hareef, have a new fearsome leader. And the ruling Ghadaeans are brutal in their repression.

Soon, a deadly revolution threatens their friendship and their world. The Hareef use forbidden magic, summoning jinn - wicked spirits made of fire - to enact their revenge, forcing Jacob and Khadija to choose what kind of a world they want to save ... A commercial, thrilling and uplifting fantasy adventure following sixteen-year-old Khadija, who flees her home in a stolen hot air balloon to escape an arranged marriage

The debut novel from enthralling new talent, twenty-four-year-old Aneesa Marufu, which draws on the author's South Asian heritage and explores racism, misogyny and discrimination in a highly original fantasy universe Perfect for fans of Noughts + Crosses, We Hunt the Flame and Rebel of the Sands

Author(s): Marufu, Aneesa,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 03/03/2022,
Pagination: 400 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Chicken House Ltd,
Published By: Chicken House Ltd,
Book Classification: Reading age: from c 14 years (Young Adult),
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781913696078