Review – We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

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August 6, 2019 by ceresbooksworld


We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Book one in Sands of Arawiya series

Publisher : Farrar, Strauss and Giroux

Publication date : May 14th, 2019

Source : Paperback

Rating : Evil Love




People lived because she killed.
People died because he lived.

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways.

Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.


I really loved this book, the story is captivating, you don’t get bored for a second, the characters are endearing and I look forward to discovering the next volume.

Zafira is an independent young girl, she goes hunting every day in the cursed forest near her village. Since women have no right, she dresses like a man and has become the best hunter in her village. When the king sends the best hunters to recover an artifact that will allow the Arz forest to return to normal, Zafira agrees to go.

Nasir, the king’s son and talented assassin’s mission is to kill the legendary hunter. Fortunately, he soon discovered that the hunter was a hunter. I loved his relationship and discussions with Altair and Zafira.

The chemistry between Nasir and Zafira is electric, I really liked the way their relationship develops. I really have a weakness for Zafira and Nasir, I think they complement each other perfectly.

Deen is a character who has his importance in the story, he is the brother of Zafira’s best friend. He’s also in love with her by the way.

Altair is hilarious, haughty and he keeps teasing Nasir, among others. I really like Altair and I’m quite eager to find out what’s going to happen to him in the future.

Kifah and Benyamin are really characters I liked.

The author managed to get me carried away and thrilled with this story, his writing style is perfect and I am really happy to have discovered it.

Quick word: A captivating book to read.


J’ai vraiment adoré ce livre, l’histoire est captivante, on ne s’ennuie pas une seule seconde, les personnages sont attachants et j’ai hâte de découvrir le prochain tome.

Zafira est une jeune fille indépendante, elle part tous les jours chasser dans la forêt maudite à côté de son village. Les femmes n’ayant pas de droit elle se déguise en homme et elle est devenue la meilleure chasseuse de son village. Lorsque le roi envoi les meilleurs chasseurs pour récupérer un artefact qui permettra à la forêt de l’Arz de redevenir normale, Zafira accepte d’y aller.

Nasir, le fils du roi et assassin de talent a pour mission de tuer le chasseur légendaire. Heureusement il va vite découvrir que le chasseur est une chasseuse. J’ai adoré sa relation et ses discussions avec Altair et Zafira.

L’alchimie entre Nasir et Zafira est électrique, j’ai beaucoup aimé la façon dont leur relation se développe. J’ai vraiment un faible pour Zafira et Nasir, je trouve qu’ils se complètent parfaitement.

Deen est un personnage qui a son importance dans l’histoire, c’est le frère de la meilleure amie de Zafira. Il est aussi amoureux d’elle au passage.

Altair est hilarant, hautain et il n’arrête pas de charrier Nasir, entre autres. J’aime beaucoup Altair et je suis assez impatiente de découvrir ce qui va lui arriver dans la suite.

Kifah and Benyamin sont vraiment des personnages que j’ai appréciés.

L’auteur a réussi à m’emporter et me faire vibrer avec cette histoire, son style d’écriture est parfait et je suis vraiment ravie de l’avoir découverte.

En bref : Un livre captivant à lire impérativement.


About the author

Hafsah Faizal is an American Muslim and brand designer. She’s the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else. When she’s not writing, she can be found dreaming up her next design, deciding between Assassin’s Creed and Skyrim, or traversing the world. Born in Florida and raised in California, she now resides in Texas with her family and a library of books waiting to be devoured. WE HUNT THE FLAME is her first novel


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