Spice Road: the absolutely explosive epic YA fantasy romance set in an Arabian-inspired land (The Spice Road Trilogy, #1)

by Maiya Ibrahim

3.5 of 5 stars 3 ratings • 2 reviews • 13 shelved 2023 Fantasy Pick
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Control the spice. Control the kingdom.


'An epic, sand-swept adventure' Ayana Gray

In the hidden desert city of Qalia, secret spice magic awakens the affinities of those who drink the misra tea. With her affinity for iron, seventeen-year-old Imani can wield a dagger like no other - and for that she has gained a reputation as the next greatest Shield, battling djinn, ghouls, and the other monsters spreading across the sands.

But ever since her brother was discovered stealing their nation's coveted spice - a tell-tale sign of magical obsession - and disappeared into the deadly Forbidden Wastes, Imani's reputation has been in tatters. Despite Atheer's betrayal, there isn't a day that goes by that she doesn't grieve him.

Then Imani discovers signs her brother may be alive, and spreading their nation's magic to outsiders. Desperate to find him - and to protect him - she joins the mission sent to hunt him down. Accompanied by Taha, a powerful beastseer, who enthrals and enrages her in equal measure, Imani soon discovers that many secrets lie beyond the Forbidden Wastes - and in her own heart.

Caught between her duty to her nation, and her love for her brother, Imani must decide where her loyalties lie . . . before it is too late.

The first in an epic fantasy series for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Hafsah Faizal and Elizabeth Lim, set in an Arabian-inspired land.

'An enchanting world of tea magic and desert monsters ' Amélie Wen Zhao

'A gripping fantasy adventure that YA readers are going to love!' Lynette Noni

'Soul-stirring' London Shah

  • ISBN10 1399702025
  • ISBN13 9781399702027
  • Publish Date 24 January 2023
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
  • Imprint Hodderscape
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 496
  • Language English