The first book in an epic YA fantasy series set in an Arabian-inspired land with secret spice magic and rivals-to-lovers romance.

The desert city Qalia has shielded its existence - and the secrets of its magic misra tea - from outsiders for generations.

But when her brother disappears into the Forbidden Wastes, soldier Imani joins the mission sent to find him - before he can expose Qalia's magic, and face punishment for his crime.

Accompanied by her rival, the devastatingly handsome Taha, Imani soon discovers that many secrets lie beyond the shifting desert sands, and in her own heart.

Caught between her duty to her nation, her love for her brother and her growing feelings for Taha, Imani must decide where her loyalties lie . . . before it's too late.

Paperback / softback  B-format paperback  (Text (eye-readable))  496pp  h196mm  x  w128mm  x s34mm  340g 

ISBN13: 9781399702065