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Hadeer Elsbai

The Alamaxa Duology

The Alamaxa Duology

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  • Signed Editions
  • Royal Hardbacks
  • Foil On Boards - Front and Spine - by Catrina Barquist
  • Designed Endpapers
  • Block Sprayed Edges
  • Head and Tail Bands
  • Ribbon Bookmarks

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The Daughters Of Izdihar

From debut author Hadeer Elsbai comes the first book in an incredibly powerful new duology, set wholly in a new world, but inspired by modern Egyptian history, about two young women - Nehal, a spoiled aristocrat used to getting what she wants and Giorgina, a poor bookshop worker used to having nothing - who find they have far more in common, particularly in their struggle for the rights of women and their ability to fight for it with forbidden elemental magic.

As a waterweaver, Nehal can move and shape any water to her will, but she's limited by her lack of formal education. She desires nothing more than to attend the newly opened Weaving Academy, take complete control of her powers, and pursue a glorious future on the battlefield with the first all-female military regiment. But her family cannot afford to let her go - crushed under her father's gambling debt, Nehal is forcibly married into a wealthy merchant family. Her new spouse, Nico, is indifferent and distant and in love with another woman, a bookseller named Giorgina.Giorgina has her own secret, however: she is an earthweaver with dangerously uncontrollable powers. She has no money and no prospects.

Her only solace comes from her activities with the Daughters of Izdihar, a radical women's rights group at the forefront of a movement with a simple goal: to attain recognition for women to have a say in their own lives. They live very different lives and come from very different means, yet Nehal and Giorgina have more in common than they think. The cause - and Nico - brings them into each other's orbit, drawn in by the group's enigmatic leader, Malak Mamdouh, and the urge to do what is right.But their problems may seem small in the broader context of their world, as tensions are rising with a neighbouring nation that desires an end to weaving and weavers.

As Nehal and Giorgina fight for their rights, the threat of war looms in the background, and the two women find themselves struggling to earn - and keep - a lasting freedom.

The Weavers Of Alamaxa

The world is on fire... but some women can control it.

The Daughters Of Izdihar - a group of women fighting for the vote and against the patriarchal rule of Parliament - have finally made strides in having their voices heard... only to find them drowned out by the cannons of the fundamentalist Ziranis. As long as Alamaxa continues to allow for the elemental magic of the weavers - and insist on allowing an academy to teach such things - the Zirani will stop at nothing to end what they perceive is a threat to not only their way of life, but the entire world.

Two such weavers, Nehal and Giorgina, had come together despite their differences to grow both their political and weaving power. But after the attack, Nehal wakes up in a Zirani prison, and Giorgina is on the run in her besieged city. If they can reunite again, they can rally Alamaxa to fight off the encroaching Zirani threat. Yet with so much in their way - including a contingent of Zirani insurgents with their own ideas about rebellion - this will be no easy task.

And the last time a weaver fought back, the whole world was shattered.

Two incredible women are all that stands before an entire army. But they’ve fought against power before and won. This time, though, it’s no longer about rhetoric.

This time it’s about magic and blood.

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