SFF

The Blue Eye

Harper Voyager. (Khorasan Archives, Bk. 3). Oct. 2019. 448p. ISBN 9780062459237. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062459244. FANTASY
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The Companions of Hira, a team of powerful women wielding ancient magic, have splintered and scattered across the land as they seek a manuscript containing lore that can turn the tide in the war against the authoritarian Talisman sect. The Companions and their allies contend with political betrayals, undead threats, and vast deserts. Khan’s (The Bloodprint) fantastic setting is vivid in its depiction of a world at magical war, inspired by Middle Eastern settings and Islamic folklore. Readers will want to start with the first book in the series, as the narrative drops straight into the action with little time spent catching up on previous events.
VERDICT Fans of Saladin Ahmed’s Middle Eastern fantasy worlds will appreciate this series for its non-European flavor; those who enjoy Katherine Kurtz’s “Deryni” books will savor its detailed worldbuilding and shifting alliances. [See Prepub Alert, 4/1/19.]

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