‘Sami Shah’s imagination is a place of wonder and terror’ Kamila Shamsie
‘Bold, compelling fantasy with a truly original setting’ Saladin Ahmed
Born of a smokeless fire, and raised in Karachi, Wahid’s life comes apart when he loses the girl he loves to vengeful djinns. Setting out on a journey to recover her soul and find out the truth of his own origins, he is accompanied by Iblis, the Devil himself. Together, they traverse a city infested with corrupt cops and hustling beggars, and discover deathly creatures lurking under its sinister surface, even as the threat of Judgement Day looms large.
Sami Shah’s Boy of Fire and Earth is a dark, and often funny, novel of great imagination and power.