Intisar Khanani

Biography

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She first remembers seeing snow on a wintry street in Zurich, Switzerland, and vaguely recollects having breakfast with the orangutans at the Singapore Zoo when she was five. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Until recently, Intisar wrote grants and developed projects to address community health with the Cincinnati Health Department, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy. Intisar's next two projects include a companion trilogy to Thorn, following the heroine introduced in her short story The Bone Knife, and a novella series set in a fiction world of eleven kingdoms all controlled by a corrupt Council of Mages. Thorn is her first novel.

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Books

Sunbolt
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,390. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she must conceal her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to undermine the powerful and corrupt Arch Mage Wilhelm Blackflame.
The Bone Knife
By
Price: Free! Words: 18,040. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Rae knows how to look out for family. Born with a deformed foot, Rae is wary of all things beautiful, instantly distrusting their latest visitor: an appallingly attractive faerie. His presence imperils the secret her sister guards. But when the local villagers show up demanding his blood, Rae must find a way to protect both her sister's secret and their guest. Even if that means risking herself.
Thorn
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 104,850. Language: American English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
For Princess Alyrra, choice is a luxury she’s never had. Forced to accept a match with a powerful foreign prince, Alyrra leaves home for her new land. But powerful men have powerful enemies—and now, so does Alyrra. When a magical attack leaves her stranded behind another woman's face, Alyrra must choose whether to start her life anew or fight for a prince she's never met.

Intisar Khanani’s tag cloud

coming of age    faerie    faerie tales    fairy tale    fantasy    goose girl    magic    retelling    self esteem    vampires    ya    young adult   

Smashwords book reviews by Intisar Khanani

  • Sora's Quest (The Cat's Eye Chronicles #1) on April 18, 2013

    **This is a review of the newly revised edition, released March 2013 About to be put on display to attract a suitor (i.e. the highest bidder), Sora decides to run away directly after her dance performance. Unfortunately for her, she's not the only one planning something: an assassin crashes the performance and kills her father. Fleeing in the ensuing chaos, Sora manages to escape the chaos, only to run into (quite literally) the assassin. Since he can't afford for her to blow his cover, he takes her with him. And things go from bad to worse. Including finding out she's psychically bound to the necklace her mother left her, a Cat's Eye with the power to eat magic...something the assassin could definitely use. Sora's quest is a fast-paced adventure story about a naive but strong-willed heroine who intends to set out into the world, only to have the world set upon her. This was a quick and engaging read to the point that it was almost over too fast! Sora develops well as a character, and Shreffler has spent a good amount of time building the world and its mythos. The supporting characters were well rounded and realistic, and there were a number of unexpected twists. I have confidence that, as Shreffler develops as a writer, her work will only get more interesting. This is definitely a writer I'll be watching.
  • Sora's Quest (The Cat's Eye Chronicles #1) on April 18, 2013

    **This is a review of the newly revised edition, released March 2013 About to be put on display to attract a suitor (i.e. the highest bidder), Sora decides to run away directly after her dance performance. Unfortunately for her, she's not the only one planning something: an assassin crashes the performance and kills her father. Fleeing in the ensuing chaos, Sora manages to escape the chaos, only to run into (quite literally) the assassin. Since he can't afford for her to blow his cover, he takes her with him. And things go from bad to worse. Including finding out she's psychically bound to the necklace her mother left her, a Cat's Eye with the power to eat magic...something the assassin could definitely use. Sora's quest is a fast-paced adventure story about a naive but strong-willed heroine who intends to set out into the world, only to have the world set upon her. This was a quick and engaging read to the point that it was almost over too fast! Sora develops well as a character, and Shreffler has spent a good amount of time building the world and its mythos. The supporting characters were well rounded and realistic, and there were a number of unexpected twists. I have confidence that, as Shreffler develops as a writer, her work will only get more interesting. This is definitely a writer I'll be watching.