Amira & Hamza: The Quest for the Ring of Power (Amira & Hamza #2) by Samira Ahmed
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Publishing Date: September 20, 2022
Amira and Hamza are back in this epic sequel, which takes readers on a thrilling magical adventure as the siblings face their most terrifying and formidable opponent yet.
All human and jinn kind shall bow down to me. Control the Ring, control the worlds. Amira and Hamza have returned from Qaf, the magical Jinn world, as triumphant heroes—and life has been pleasantly quiet. Too quiet. Hamza is determined to have one last monumental, epic adventure before summer ends. But when sneaking off to explore an old, abandoned castle goes from life-changing adventure to potentially deadly, Amira and Hamza find themselves in the middle of another dangerous quest to save the worlds. One they didn’t bargain for. The siblings are brought face to face with the evil dev, Ahriman, angry and out for revenge. And if Amira and Hamza thought Ifrit was bad, his dad Ahriman, the last in an ancient line of fire spirits, is far worse. Ahriman kidnaps Hamza and forces him to help locate the lost Ring of Power, an ancient and mysterious artifact that will allow him to rule the universe. Desperate to save her brother, Amira must outsmart perilous traps and confounding puzzles in a race against time to retrieve the artifact before Ahriman does or say goodbye to Hamza and their world forever.
About the Author:
Samira Ahmed is the bestselling author of Love, Hate & Other Filters, Internment, Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, and Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds, as well as a Ms. Marvel comic book mini-series. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies including the New York Times, Take the Mic, Color Outside the Lines, Vampires Never Get Old and A Universe of Wishes.
She was born in Bombay, India, and grew up in Batavia, Illinois, in a house that smelled like fried onions, spices, and potpourri. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Samira has taught high school English in both the suburbs of Chicago and New York City, worked in education non-profits, and spent time on the road for political campaigns.
Samira currently lives in the Midwest. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found on her lifelong quest for the perfect pastry.
I first heard of Amira & Hamza when I go the first book in the series Amira & Hamza The War to save the Worlds in an Owlcrate Jr Box and so I knew this series would good. Amira & Hamza The Quest for the Ring of Power follows immediately after the first book ends so you really need to read the first book.
I am not going to go into full spoilery territory but I will say this book if chock full of action, comedy mainly from Hamza, Maths, Science and Astronomy. I honestly learnt a lot by reading this book. You will also which I found very interesting were their thoughts on what it was like to have their colour of skin.
Lastly I had no idea that Samira also wrote Middle Grade as I only knew her YA work and oh man she can write in both age groups really well.
For all these reasons I am giving Amira & Hamza The Quest For The Ring 4 Stars