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Heir is a tour de force of fantasy that will leave readers breathless and boneless and aching for more." – Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon A Broken Heart

Prepare for the action-packed, ruthless, and romantic new fantasy from the #1 New York Times bestselling and National Book Award winning author Sabaa Tahir about love, legacy, and vengeance.

An orphan.
An outcast.
A prince.
And a killer who will bring an empire to its knees.

Growing up in the Kegari slums, AIZ has seen her share of suffering. An old tragedy fuels her need for vengeance, but it is love of her people that propels her. Until one hot-headed mistake lands her in an inescapable prison, where the embers of her wrath ignite.

Banished from her tribe for an unforgiveable crime, SIRSHA is a down-on-her-luck tracker who speaks to the earth, air, and water to trace her marks. Destitute, she agrees to hunt down a killer who has murdered children across the Empire. All she has to do is carry out the job and get paid. But then, she falls for a charismatic and inconvenient fugitive who keeps getting in her way. 
QUIL is the crown prince of the Empire, nephew of a famed and venerated empress, but he’s loathe to pick up the mantle when his aunt steps down. As the son of the most hated emperor in the history of his people, he, better than anyone, understands that power corrupts. When a vicious new enemy threatens the survival of the Empire, Quil must ask himself if he can rise above his tragic lineage and be the heir his people need. 

Beloved storyteller Sabaa Tahir masterfully interweaves the lives of three young people as they grapple with the burdens of power, the treachery of love and the devastating consequences of unchecked greed. Get ready for a dark and breathless journey that will captivate readers and that may cost these young people their lives―and their hearts. Literally.

About the Author

SABAA TAHIR is a former newspaper editor who grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, listening to thunderous indie rock, and playing guitar and piano badly. Her #1 New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes series has been translated into more than thirty-five languages, and the first book in the series was named one of TIME’s 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time. Tahir’s most recent novel, All My Rage, won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry, and was an instant New York Times bestseller.

Visit Sabaa online at and follow her on Instagram @SabaaTahir and TikTok @SabaaTahirAuthor.

Praise For…

"An incredible tapestry of treachery, romance, and heart pounding storytelling. Heir is a tour de force of fantasy that will leave readers breathless and boneless and aching for more."  
– Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon A Broken Heart

"Heir is a breathtaking, propulsive triumph that is impossible to put down. Brimming with unforgettable magic, betrayal, and romance, every chapter keeps you guessing. Sabaa Tahir is an unmatched storyteller--I'll read anything she writes."
Alex Aster, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lightlark

“Tahir has outdone herself, transporting readers to a well-loved world that feels as fresh as it does familiar. She’s masterfully built a deeply, complex new cast of characters, a rich landscape of lore, riveting twists, all wrapped up in a deliciously angsty romance. Heir will have readers pining for the sequel.”
– J. Elle, New York Times bestselling author of House of Marionne

"In a triumphant return to her glorious world, Sabaa Tahir blazes a new trail. I was entranced by the propulsive storytelling and deeply-drawn world of Heir, alongside brilliant new heroes and a few familiar faces. Brilliance and darkness abounds as we journey across seas, jungles, deserts, and the desperation of the human heart. This will be a delight for fantasy fans of all ages, and a battle cry to everyone trying to make a difference in their own lives."
– Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593616949
ISBN-10: 0593616944
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 1st, 2024
Pages: 496
Language: English