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Kelsey Horton at Delacorte has acquired, at auction, Maiya Ibrahim's debut YA trilogy Spice Road, a fantasy set in an Arabian-inspired land where a nation of tribes famous for their spices are attacked by an occupying king after he discovers their secret tea magic. The first book follows a teen girl who must guard the key to the source of her nation's magic, and the orphan ...more
Expected publication: July 2021 by Delacorte Press
(first published 2021)
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For fans of young adult fantasy looking for an epic, sand-swept adventure full of tea magic, fierce heroines, and boys with ALL the swagger, THE SPICE ROAD is a must. I count myself lucky to have been among the first to read it; it has absolutely blown me away. The characters are vivid, relatable, and impossible not to cheer for; the worldbuilding is lush, expansive, and thoughtful; and the twists and turns the story takes you through make this impossible to put down. I've become a bit of a YA f ...more
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...a fantasy set in an Arabian-inspired land where a nation of tribes famous for their spices are attacked by an occupying king after he discovers their secret tea magic. The first book follows a teen girl who must guard the key to the source of her nation's magic, and the orphan-turned-assassin whose future depends on him taking it from her.
tea magic! orphan-turned-assassin! arabian-inspired!
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Maiya Ibrahim is the debut author of the SPICE ROAD trilogy, forthcoming from Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House in 2021. Born and raised in Sydney, she has a Bachelor of Laws but prefers studying the laws of magic systems instead. When she’s not writing or reading, she can be found playing RPGs and immersive sims, adding new plants to her garden, or enjoying Middle Eastern desserts with her fam ...more
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