Alif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen

G. Willow Wilson


“G. Willow Wilson has a deft hand with delusion and with magic, and the type of clever, sincere writing brain that knits jointly and bridges cultures and folks. you need to learn what she writes.”—Neil Gaiman, writer of Stardust and American Gods

“Driven by means of a sizzling ionic cost among greater math and Arabian delusion, G. Willow Wilson inspires a story of literary attraction, political switch, and spiritual secret. Open the 1st web page and you'll be compelled to do its bidding: To learn on.”—Gregory Maguire, writer of Wicked and Out of Oz

In an unnamed heart japanese safety country, a tender Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients—dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and different watched groups—from surveillance and attempts to stick out of hassle. He is going via Alif—the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a handy deal with to conceal in the back of. The aristocratic girl Alif loves has jilted him for a prince selected via her mom and dad, and his machine has simply been breached through the state’s digital safeguard strength, placing his consumers and his personal neck at the line. Then it seems his lover’s new fiancé is the “Hand of God,” as they name the pinnacle of kingdom safeguard, and his henchmen come after Alif, riding him underground. while Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the key e-book of the jinn, which either he and the Hand suspect may well unharness a brand new point of data expertise, the stakes are raised and Alif needs to fight for all times or loss of life, aided through forces obvious and unseen.

With colors of Neal Stephenson, Philip Pullman, and The Thousand and One Nights, Alif the Unseen is a travel de strength debut—a subtle melting pot of principles, philosophy, expertise, and spirituality smuggled within an impossible to resist page-turner.

“[A] Harry Potter-ish action-adventure romance [that] unfolds opposed to the backdrop of the Arab Spring. . . . Improbably captivating . . . A bookload of wizardry and glee.”—Janet Maslin, The manhattan Times

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