The author of the acclaimed mystery The Unquiet Dead delivers her first fantasy novel-the opening installment in a thrilling quartet-a tale of religion, oppression, and political intrigue that radiates with heroism, wonder, and hope. A dark power known as the Talisman has risen in the land. Born of ignorance and persecution, it is led by a man known only as the One-Eyed Preacher. A superstitious patriarchy, cruel and terrifying, the Talisman suppresses knowledge and subjugates women. And it is growing. But there are those who seek to stop the oppressive spread of the Talisman. A resistance formed of the Companions of Hira - a group of rebels versed in the power of ancient scripture, a magic known as the Claim - believe they have discovered the key to destroying the One-Eyed Preacher and his fervid followers: The Bloodprint.
`The Bloodprint is somewhere between N.K. Jemisin and George R.R. Martin. You're going to love it'
Saladin Ahmed, author of Throne of the Crescent Moon
`Sweeping its readers up for a fantastical journey across a broken yet beautiful Silk Road, The Bloodprint is extraordinary. The book is wonderfully written; its poetic prose and mix of history, faith, and adventure reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic Odyssey...this time with a pair of women warriors at the helm'
S.A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass
`One of the year's finest fantasy debuts'
B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publication date: 26/07/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||26th July 2018|
|Author:||Ausma Zehanat Khan|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Categories:||Fantasy, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Ausma Zehanat Khan is the author of The Unquiet Dead, the first mystery in a series featuring detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty, which won the Barry Award, the Arthur Ellis Award and the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Novel. She has also written a forthcoming fantasy series for Harper Voyager. A frequent lecturer and commentator, Ausma holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law with a research specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She completed her LL.B. and LL.M. at the University of Ottawa, and her B.A. in ...More About Ausma Zehanat Khan