Journeying to the world of djinns was never going to be easy; Wahid just didn’t know it would be this hard. Is his travelling companion – the Devil called Iblis – a worthy friend, or a sinister enemy? And what manner of underworld beast will assault them next as they look for the soul of Maheen? Whatever the answers are, Wahid sure isn’t in Karachi anymore. And if he fails, we will all fall to the coming of … Dajjal.
Earth Boy takes the fast pace of Fire Boy up a notch, delivering a stunning climax but also a meditation on what it means to grow up.
Praise for Sami Shah
‘Bold, compelling fantasy with a truly original setting.’ Saladin Ahmed, author of Throne of the Crescent Moon
‘I was enchanted by his lyrical and atmospheric prose – he brings the streets of Karachi to life with a deft hand, ancient folklore colliding with the modern internet age.’ Kylie Chan, author of White Tiger
‘With Fire Boy, Sami Shah blends the tenderness of Octavia Butler, with the supernatural folklore of Nalo Hopkinson. His characters – human and otherwise – are skilfully drawn, and the vibrant streets of Karachi are vividly brought to life.’ Maxine Beneba Clarke, author of Foreign Soil
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sami Shah takes the suspense up a notch in his spellbinding sequel to the acclaimed Fire Boy, weaving a sophisticated web of modern fantasy and ancient mythology and bringing the realm of the djinns to life. The Melbourne-based, Pakistan-born author has a gift for sketching vivid (and sometimes terrifying) supernatural characters and nail-biting adventure. But Wahid’s deep roots and intriguing journey to self-discovery give this novel captivating depth—and his quest to save his friend’s soul draws to an astonishing close.