Well, we can't make May 14 get here sooner, but we did commissioned character art of all 5 main characters from the book from Arz
and we can share that with you RIGHT NOW!
So, are you ready to meet Altair al-Badawi, Benyamin Haadi, Kifah Darwish, Nasir Gahmeq, and Zafira Iskander?
(We certainly hope so, because here they are!)
"Do you know why I stand as an equal beside you, princeling? Because I’m untouchable."
Arawiya’s prized and powerful general, Altair al-Badawi is brimming with secrets and hidden intentions. A fan of qahwa and life’s delicacies, Altair is charming and intelligent, and wanted by everyone—skies, even the sultan wants his head.
"If one has been gifted with eloquent speech, why ever not make use of it?"
Benyamin is safin, immortal and pointy-eared with heightened abilities. As vain as they come, the safi never runs short on words, his silver tongue a constant cause for frustration amongst the zumra. Originally from a high circle of old-blooded safin, he values trust and truth above all else, hence the word ‘haqq’ tattooed around his left eye—and the reason why he joins the quest for magic.
"We will raise dunes from the earth, and rain death from the sky."
Originally from a family of inventors, Kifah Darwish prefers the power of the blade over the might of the pen. A self-proclaimed realist and lover of all things food with a penchant for snide comments, she leaves her place as one of nine elite warriors to join a deadly mission. Akhh, the things we do for revenge.
"If I told you my name, would you bow? Or would you flee?"
Heir to the Arawiyan throne, Nasir Ghameq is known as the Prince of Death, a skilled assassin doling death at the whim of his father, the autocratic sultan. Resigned to his fate, Nasir struggles against a sense of compassion he can’t shake—and a hum in his blood that he doesn’t yet understand.
"She was going to bring her father justice, kings and witches be damned."
Raised in a snow-cursed caliphate, Zafira Iskandar is the legendary Demenhune Hunter no one knows is actually a young woman. Guileless, yet fierce, her retorts are as precise as her aim, and her honor is a force to be reckoned with. She will do anything for the survival of her people—even join a deadly mission to retrieve an artifact that could kill her in the process.
People lived because she killed. People died because he lived.
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 sultan. 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 Zafira and Nasir are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.
War is brewing, 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 sultan 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 debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.
On Sale: May 14, 2019