I’ve finally hit the final 3 books of Wheel of Time, a series I love deeply and began reading a few years ago after hearing news of the TV show being made. I knew of the series for years—it’s hard to go into a fantasy section without seeing them—but never made the plunge. Having finished Knife of Dreams late August, and about to start The Gathering Storm, I wanted to recap a few of my favourite and most hated moments, characters…celebrating my love for a grand series. Yes, I count complaining as love.
People lived because she killed. People died because he lived.
To those following my Twitter, these words should be all too familiar. From the moment I discovered Hafsah Faizal’s upcoming (now published) debut, We Hunt the Flame, I was captivated. A rich, Arabian-inspired fantasy world, written by a Muslim woman? It’s everything I love about diverse books and YA, and I had to get my hands on it. I’m not much of a book reviewer, as most of my critical skills fall to the wayside as the excitement of “PLEASE read this” overcomes me, so this will likely not compare to more experienced bloggers’ words.
All the same, I have to say something beyond “PLEASE read this”. The book deserves it.