Hunted by the sky / Tanaz Bhathena.

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      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Trained in warrior magic after the murder of her parents, a girl with a star-shaped birthmark is prophesied to be the downfall of a tyrant king, but the boy she falls in love with owes his loyalty to those hunting her.
    • Notes:
      Ages 12-18. Farrar Straus Giroux.
      Grades 10-12. Farrar Straus Giroux.
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    • ABNT:
      BHATHENA, T. Hunted by the sky. First edition. [s. l.]: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020. ISBN 9780374313098. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bhathena T. Hunted by the Sky. First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux; 2020. Accessed September 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Bhathena, T. (2020). Hunted by the sky (First edition.). Farrar Straus Giroux.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bhathena, Tanaz. 2020. Hunted by the Sky. First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux.
    • Harvard:
      Bhathena, T. (2020) Hunted by the sky. First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux. Available at: (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bhathena, T 2020, Hunted by the sky, First edition., Farrar Straus Giroux, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bhathena, Tanaz. Hunted by the Sky. First edition., Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bhathena, Tanaz. Hunted by the Sky. First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bhathena T. Hunted by the sky [Internet]. First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1

The cruel king of Ambar demands that all magus girls born with a star-shaped birthmark be eradicated because of a prophecy that foretells the coming of the Star Warrior, who will vanquish his rule. When the king's soldiers come for Gul, she miraculously escapes but tragically loses her parents. Vowing to have her revenge on the king, Gul joins a rebel sisterhood to train her magical abilities. With the help of Cavas, a palace worker whose fate is inexplicably tied to hers, Gul infiltrates the king's home, where she discovers the extent of her powers and an important truth about Ambar's rule. Using familiar fantasy tropes, Bhathena explores class struggles and the marginalization of social groups in a fully immersive setting inspired by medieval India. Despite a slow start that leads to some uneven pacing, the plot quickly unfolds as we alternate between the distinct voices of Gul and Cavas, whose engaging dynamic promises further development in a sure-to-be gripping sequel. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 May #3

Ambar's denizens peacefully coexisted until King Lohar relegated non-maji such as Cavas, 17, and his father, Xerxes, to polluted tenements. The conditions are killing Xerxes, who has contracted Tenement Fever, but royal stable hand Cavas can't secure new housing without becoming an army loadbearer—a veritable death sentence. A prophecy presages that a powerful female magus "marked with a star" will effect Lohar's downfall, but while the prediction encourages some, it spells persecution for those with star-shaped birthmarks, like 15-year-old Gul. Two years ago, Lohan's warriors executed Gul's parents while hunting her. Gul doesn't believe she's the fabled Star Warrior—she can barely control her late-onset magic—but she's determined to exact vengeance. When revolutionaries ask Cavas to help Gul infiltrate the palace, Cavas refuses to get involved; fate, however, has other plans. This Indian- and Persian-inspired duology opener from Bhathena (The Beauty of the Moment) explores questions of faith via a fully fleshed, predominantly brown-skinned cast and a thoughtfully conceived mythology. Gul and Cavas's burgeoning attraction adds hints of romance, and after a dense start, escalating action catapults the tale to a thrilling close. Ages 12–up. Agent: Eleanor Jackson, Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. (June)

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