New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller! Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people—Tahereh Mafi’s first in an epic, romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology.
To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight.
The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom—and the world.
Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Tomi Adeyemi, and Sabaa Tahir, this is the explosive first book in a new fantasy trilogy from the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-nominated author Tahereh Mafi.
“In a tale as exquisitely crafted as one of Alizeh’s own garments, Mafi weaves a spell of destiny and danger, forbidden love and courtly intrigue, magic and revolution.”—Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Hours
“This Woven Kingdom is an exquisite fantasy. Rich with clever prose, delicious twists, and breathtaking world building. Prepare to be destroyed—this one will wrench at your heart and make it pound, and in the end it will leave you entirely speechless.”—Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series
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"Wow! This is one the best books I’ve read this year!
Tahereh Mafi has cleverly crafted an immersive story inspired by Persian mythology. A riveting tale of clashing empires, forbidden romance and a forgotten queen destined to save her people.
This is an endearing story about a young Jinn woman forced to live a secret life of destitute (despite being being the last heir of a lost nation). Alizeh struggles to survive day to day, living as a servant, hiding her true identity from her enemies and the devil himself.
Meanwhile, Kamran, the crown Prince of Ardunia, is tasked with eliminating Alizeh, as she is the ice-blood prophesied to bring about the death of his grandfather, the king.
However, when Alizeh and Kamran’s path collide, everything changes forever. The prince becomes bewitched by Alizeh’s striking beauty and unique personality, and so begins to struggle in choosing between his duty, honour and his heart.
I adored how the writer brought Persian and Islamic cultures to life. I believe in Jinns, fear the influence of Iblees and know of the myths, texts and religious stories that Mafi touched upon - all of which have been impressed upon me all my life, hence found this book even more fascinating and magical!
The entire narrative (like its namesake) was woven brilliantly. The vivid world building, the rich details, the magic, the beautiful setting and captivating narrative - all kept me completely enthralled!
Plus, I found myself instantly connected with Alizeh. I Loved her! Plus, the chemistry and slow burn build to a possible romance is just too good!!
This story is truly amazing! I can’t praise it highly enough! It kept me engaged from the very first page to the last. And that ending was just flabbergasting!!
An easy 5 stars ? ? ? ? ?"
Halima (5 out of 5 stars)