SaaraEl-Arifi | Paperback | January 2024
Book #1 Faebound
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE FINAL STRIFE, comes an enchanting new trilogy.
DIVIDED BY BLOOD.
IMPRISONED BY FATE.
BOUND BY DESIRE.
WELCOME TO THE INTOXICATING WORLD OF THE FAE.
‘A romantic fantasy of epic proportions, crackling with magic and passion’ SAMANTHA SHANNON, bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree
‘A devastatingly romantic and breathtaking fantasy – opulent and sweeping, this book is unforgettable’ TASHA SURI, award-winning author of The Jasmine Throne
‘A stunning new spin on fae that will leave you gasping . . . an epic romance that’s brimming with heart’ KATE DYLAN, bestselling author of Mindwalker
‘The most imaginative take on a steamy faerie court I’ve read in forever, with a cascade of epic twists’ LAURA STEVEN, award-winning author of The Society for Soulless Girls
Yeeran is a warrior in the elven army and has known nothing but violence her whole life. Her sister, Lettle, is trying to make a living as a diviner, seeking prophecies of a better future.
When a fatal mistake leads to Yeeran’s exile from the Elven lands, they are both forced into the terrifying wilderness beyond their borders. There they encounter the impossible: the fae court.
The fae haven’t been seen for a millennium. But now Yeeran and Lettle are thrust into their seductive world – torn between their loyalty to each other, their elven homeland, and their hearts. . .
With a DNA profile that lights up like a satellite photograph of earth, Saara El-Arifi's heritage is intrinsically linked to the themes she explores in her writing.
She was raised in the Middle East until her formative years, when her family swapped the Abu Dhabi desert for the English Peak District hills. This change of climate had a significant impact on her growth-not physically, she's nearly 6ft-and she learned what it was to be Black in a white world.
El-Arifi knew she was a storyteller from the moment she told her first lie. Though her stories have developed beyond the ramblings of a child, she still appreciates the thrill of a well-told tale.
The Final Strife is Saara El-Arifi's debut novel, the first part of a trilogy inspired by Ghanaian folklore and Arabian myths.