Welcome to today’s episode of “Booklicious Podcast” where we’ll be discussing the fantasy adventure novel in our fantasy friday. Today we have picked a book “The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi” by Shannon Chakraborty.

This book tells the story of Amina, one of the Indian Ocean’s most notorious pirates, who is approached for one last mission by a wealthy woman. The mission is dangerous, but the reward is beyond Amina’s wildest dreams.

It was refreshing to have a female protagonist who was a little more battle-worn and time advanced than your typical lead. Amina has had many adventures on the high seas, but even with all her experience, she still feels the urge to seek out more.

Despite her initial reluctance, Amina agrees to embark on this last mission and assembles a team of her old colleagues, each with their own unique skills. Together, they set out to rescue the allegedly kidnapped granddaughter of their wealthy benefactor.

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by S.A. Chakraborty | Booklicious Podcast | Episode 29
The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by S.A. Chakraborty | Booklicious Podcast | Episode 29

Throughout the book, the banter between the crew is witty, the stakes are high, and as the story progresses, more magical elements are introduced that make the adventure even more enchanting. While there were some sections towards the end that you may find a little confusing, the story kept her going at a steady pace.

Overall, “The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi” is a well-constructed and well-told story that introduces readers to a cast of characters that they’ll become deeply attached to. And the best news? This is just the start of the series, leaving readers eagerly anticipating what’s to come.

So, if you’re looking for an engrossing adventure story with a strong female lead, then “The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi” is the book for you.

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