A young boy, Wahid, comes to terms with his unique abilities and sets out on an adventure to recover the soul of the girl he loves from vengeful djinns.
Journeying to the world of djinns was never going to be easy; Wahid just didn’t know it would be this hard. Is his travelling companion – the Devil called Iblis – a worthy friend, or a sinister enemy? And what manner of underworld beast will assault them as they look for the soul of Maheen? Whatever the answers are, Wahid sure isn’t in Karachi anymore. And if he fails, we will all fall to the coming of … Dajjal.
Boy of Fire and Earth brings together Sami Shah’s Fire Boy and Earth Boy into one unputdownable volume.
Praise for Sami Shah
‘Captivating. Sami Shah’s imagination is a place of wonder and terror.’ – Kamila Shamsie
‘Bold, compelling fantasy with a truly original setting.’ – Saladin Ahmed
‘I was enchanted by his lyrical and atmospheric prose – he brings the streets of Karachi to life with a deft hand, ancient folklore colliding with the modern internet age.’ – Kylie Chan
‘Sami Shah blends the tenderness of Octavia Butler, with the supernatural folklore of Nalo Hopkinson. His characters – human and otherwise – are skilfully drawn, and the vibrant streets of Karachi are vividly brought to life.’ – Maxine Beneba Clarke