The Stardust Thief

The Stardust Thief

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 26/01/2023
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The Stardust Thief
Richly Told Fantasy!
Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant, a seller of rare jinn artefacts, but when her reputation catches the eye of the sultan she is sent on a seemingl... READ MORE
Clara at Barnet


Inspired by stories from One Thousand and One Nights, The Stardust Thief weaves the gripping tale of a legendary smuggler, a cowardly prince and a dangerous quest across the desert to find a magical lamp. Neither here nor there, but long ago... Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant: a criminal who, with the help of her jinn bodyguard, hunts and sells illegal magic. When she saves the life of a cowardly prince, she draws the attention of his powerful father, the sultan, who blackmails her into finding an ancient lamp. With no choice but to obey or be executed, Loulie journeys with the sultan's oldest son to find the artefact. Aided by her bodyguard, who has secrets of his own, they must survive ghoul attacks, outwit a vengeful jinn queen and confront a malicious killer from Loulie's past. And, in a world where story is reality and illusion is truth, Loulie will discover that everything - her enemy, her magic, even her own past - is not what it seems, and she must decide who she will become in this new reality.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356517452
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 338g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 36 mm

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The Stardust Thief
The Stardust Thief is truly a fantasy novel not to be missed!!
When Loulie al-Nazari, the Midnight Merchant, comes to the attention of the sultan, she and his son are sent on an impossible quest across the desert. Acco... READ MORE
The Stardust Thief
Fantastic Book
The Stardust Thief is without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most epic tales I’ve ever read. It has felt like I’ve not scratched the surface, yet there is... READ MORE
Neil Sharma
The Stardust Thief
Great world building and entertaining read. I found the pace too slow for me, though; chapters are short and that helps but fully for me. I don't think I w... READ MORE
The Stardust Thief
In the story you will find great characters, exciting twists, dangerous magic...
Oohhhh yes, that's definitely is one of my fav books of 2022 and I can't wait for the sequel! This debut book of Chelsea is so good and I am very glad that... READ MORE
Desislava Kostadinova
The Stardust Thief
Amazing world-building and great representation
This book was incredibly hooking and the jinn inspired world was so well done. I loved the character of Loulie and her backstory as well as her friendship ... READ MORE
Sumayyah Waheed
The Stardust Thief
Gorgeously enthralling from start to finish!
When I tell you I’ve wanted to read this for ages, I mean it- I’ve been waiting for this gorgeous paperback to be released! This is an Arab-inspired fan... READ MORE
Natalie M-E