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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 hotheaded mistake lands her in an inescapable prison, where the embers of her wrath ignite.

Banished from her people for an unforgivable crime, SIRSHA is a down-on-her-luck tracker who uses magic to trace her marks. Destitute, she agrees to hunt down a killer who has murdered children across the Martial Empire. All she has to do is carry out the job and get paid. But when a chance encounter leads to an unexpected attraction, Sirsha learns her mission might cost her far more than she’s willing to give up.  

QUIL is the crown prince of the Empire and nephew of a venerated empress, but he’s loath to take the throne when his aunt steps down. As the son of a reviled emperor, 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 interweaves the lives of three young people as they grapple with power, treachery, love, and the devastating consequences of unchecked greed, on a journey that may cost them their lives—and their hearts. Literally.

"Heir is a breathtaking, propulsive triumph. 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


"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

“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.”
– 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

  • Pages: 512 Pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Imprint: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9780593616956
Penguin Teen