An Emerald Sky

An Emerald Sky

Aneesa Marufu

The extraordinary sequel to The Balloon Thief: an epic journey into a world of shadows and trickery where the stakes are even higher …

After the epic battle of The Balloon Thief, Khadija, Jacob and Darian are heroes. But then Khadija learns that her sister, Talia, has been kidnapped and taken to the jinn realm of Al-Ghaib.

Khadija and Darian go to her rescue. But Darian is strangely changed since the battle that cost him his heart. Khadija will need all her wits about her if she’s to outfox her sister’s captor – and perhaps, save the boy she loves . . .

  • The fiery sequel to the celebrated YA fantasy romance The Balloon Thief
  • A dual narrative split between Khadija’s magical quest to rescue her sister, and Jacob’s embroilment in a political mystery
  • Full of ancient djinn, epic adventure and heartrending romance
  • Explores love, politics, equality and racism in a highly original South Asian-inspired fantasy world



‘An exhilarating adventure’ OBSERVER

‘Highly relevant yet utterly original’ LAUREN JAMES

‘A thrilling fantasy’ IRISH EXAMINER