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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Fire Boy
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'From Sami Shah comes Fire Boy, an urban fantasy set in modern-day Pakistan, where djinns roam the street alongside corrupt cops, hustling beggars, and creatures from the darkest corners of Islamic mythology.

'Growing up in Karachi isn't easy. Wahid has a lot on his mind: the girl he likes, mostly, but also choosing a good university and finding time to play Dungeons and Dragons. Oh, and the fact that he can see djinns, other-worldly creatures made of a smokeless and scorching fire. After a horrific car accident kills his best friend and djinns steal his girlfriend's soul, Wahid vows to find out why. Fortunately, he has help in finding the djinns that tried to kill him. Unfortunately, that help is from the darkest of all spirits, the Devil himself …

'Fire Boy is filled with supernatural entities and high-paced action, but it also gives the reader a vivid insight into life in Pakistan. ' (Publication summary)

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  • Prequel to Earth Boy.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Fantastica , 2016 .
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      Extent: 304p.
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      • Published 1 June 2016
      ISBN: 9781925143119
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    y separately published work icon Boy of Fire and Earth Sami Shah , Surry Hills : Fantastica , 2019 16656536 2019 collected work novel young adult fantasy

    'A young boy, Wahid, comes to terms with his unique abilities and sets out on an adventure to recover the soul of the girl he loves from vengeful djinns.

    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 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.

    Boy of Fire and Earth brings together Sami Shah’s Fire Boy and Earth Boy into one unputdownable volume.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Surry Hills : Fantastica , 2019

Works about this Work

Aurora Australis : A Quiet Spring Alexandra Pierce , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Aurora Australis , May 2016;
Aurora Australis : A Quiet Spring Alexandra Pierce , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Aurora Australis , May 2016;
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