Ausma Zehanat Khan
The Blue Eye

The Blue Eye
Ausma Zehanat Khan

Third instalment in Ausma Zehanat Khan's powerful epic fantasy quartet: a series that lies somewhere between N. K. Jemisin and George R. R. Martin, in which a powerful band of women must use all the powers at their disposal to defeat a dark and oppressive, patriarchal regime The Companions of Hira have used their cunning and their magic in the battle against the patriarchal Talisman, an organization whose virulently conservative agenda restricts free thought. One of the most accomplished Companions, Arian, continues to lead a disparate group in pursuit of the one artifact that could end the Talisman’s authoritarian rule: The Bloodprint. But after a vicious battle, the arcane tome has slipped once more beyond her reach. Despite being separated and nearly losing their lives, Arian’s band of allies has remained united. Yet now, the group seems to be fracturing. To continue the fight, Arian must make a dangerous journey to a distant city to recruit new allies. But instead of her trusted friends, she is accompanied by associates she may no longer be able to trust. Building on the brilliance of The Bloodprint and The Black Khan, this third volume in the Khorasan Archive series ratchets up the danger, taking the conflict to a darker, deadlier place, and setting the stage for the thrilling conclusion to this acclaimed #ownvoices fantasy.

THE BLUE EYE

Book Three of the Khorasan Archives

Ausma Zehanat Khan

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Source ISBN: 9780008171674

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Version: 2019-09-11

Dedication (#u75b62670-080d-52aa-90c0-68ae88f33910)

For my darling Nozzie,

who would hide with me in the Cave of Thawr, leave it all behind to follow me on hijra, who would journey with me through Israa e Miraj … and be waiting on the other side.

Contents

Cover (#u599ba425-91e1-5ed3-8e79-60b271146aa5)

Title Page (#uf6818ad2-48c1-54f8-965a-948c62bf22e4)

Copyright

Dedication

Map

Prologue

Chapter 1 (#u6ac2d67c-9173-5b36-bd11-e6a3b714cc0c)

Chapter 2 (#u177fe9db-9cd3-5757-9698-4b8c8cc912bb)

Chapter 3 (#u262dc7ca-0978-51b4-9f6f-e137849495bd)

Chapter 4 (#u1817a5fd-95f5-5e4a-9381-f7781c70c70b)

Chapter 5 (#ue97e1a7c-cfec-5227-ba5b-066425bbc146)

Chapter 6 (#u53b6d17a-d77c-5518-b85c-9611592a9721)

Chapter 7 (#u79eb7083-f780-56f5-8f2f-0cb3655897d9)

Chapter 8 (#ub386af36-4c64-5366-b3b7-3fc4300f7469)

Chapter 9 (#ua3e067aa-6ba9-5a0e-861c-11b830721398)

Chapter 10 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 11 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 12 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 13 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 14 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 15 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 16 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 17 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 18 (#litres_trial_promo)