So Let Them Burn

So Let Them Burn

By Author / Illustrator

Kamilah Cole



Age range(s)



Little, Brown




Paperback / softback




Whip-smart and immersive, this Jamaican-inspired fantasy follows a gods-blessed heroine who's forced to choose between saving her sister or protecting her homeland - perfect for fans of The Priory of the Orange Tree and Fourth Wing.

Faron Vincent can channel the power of the gods. Five years ago, she used her divine magic to liberate her island from its enemies, the dragon-riding Langley Empire. But now, at 17, Faron is all powered up with no wars to fight. She's a legend to her people and a nuisance to her neighbours.

When she's forced to attend an international peace summit, Faron expects that she will perform tricks like a trained pet and then go home. She doesn't expect her older sister, Elara, to form an unprecedented bond with an enemy dragon - or the gods to claim the only way to break that bond is to kill her sister.

As Faron's desperation to find another solution takes her down a dark path, and Elara discovers the shocking secrets at the heart of the Langley Empire, both must make difficult choices that will shape each other's lives, as well as the fate of their world.

'By turns hopeful and devastating, So Let Them Burn is a masterful debut with a blazing heart. I was captivated from beginning to end by Cole's sharp, clever prose and by her protagonists - two remarkable sisters with an unforgettable bond' Chelsea Abdullah, author of The Stardust Thief.

'Clever and utterly fresh. So Let Them Burn takes the fantasy genre and soars into brilliant new heights' Chloe Gong, author of These Violent Delights.  'With fierce protagonists and compelling conflicts, So Let Them Burn is a YA fantasy to root for!' Namina Forna, author of The Gilded Ones trilogy.  'A complex, thought-provoking, thoroughly enjoyable read' Irish Times



So Let Them Burn is about two sisters and their journey as they both try and save each other. It is set in a fantasy world full of dragons and magic.

The novel is gripping and exciting; it's full of mystery and betrayal. I loved how the characters and the world were described so vividly you could imagine the story happening in the fantasy world it is set in. I thought the plot was really different from any fantasy books i've read before and it is filled with powerful messages.

I would recommend So Let Them Burn to anyone who likes fantasy books and wants to try something new.

400 pages

Suggested Reading Age 14+


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