Loving the Lines: Favorite Quotes from The Jasad Heir

Loving the Lines

Hey there! Today, I have another Loving the Lines for you! Loving the Lines is dedicated to books with stand-out quotes that need to be shared. I’m often moved by passages and lines from the books I read, and I thought this would be a great way to show the love!! Many thanks to all the wonderful writers who inspire, empower, entertain, and make people think. Today, that book and author is:

The Jasad Heir by Sara Hashem

The Jasad Heir is a debut novel by Sara Hashem and the first in The Scorched Throne series. It’s a fantastic Egyptian-inspired fantasy that blew me away with the beautiful and poignant lines throughout the story. I found myself highlighting so many lines that I needed to create a special post just to spotlight them.

About the Book:

Title: The Jasad Heir

Author: Sara Hashem

Series: The Scorched Throne #1

Page Length: 529

Publication Date: July 18, 2023

Publisher: Orbit

SynopsisIn this Egyptian-inspired debut fantasy, a fugitive queen strikes a deadly bargain with her greatest enemy and finds herself embroiled in a complex game that could resurrect her scorched kingdom or leave it in ashes forever.

Ten years ago, the kingdom of Jasad burned. Its magic outlawed; its royal family murdered down to the last child. At least, that’s what Sylvia wants people to believe.

The lost Heir of Jasad, Sylvia never wants to be found. She can’t think about how Nizahl’s armies laid waste to her kingdom and continue to hunt its people—not if she wants to stay alive. But when Arin, the Nizahl Heir, tracks a group of Jasadi rebels to her village, staying one step ahead of death gets trickier.

In a moment of anger Sylvia’s magic is exposed, capturing Arin’s attention. Now, to save her life, Sylvia will have to make a deal with her greatest enemy. If she helps him lure the rebels, she’ll escape persecution.

A deadly game begins. Sylvia can’t let Arin discover her identity even as hatred shifts into something more. Soon, Sylvia will have to choose between the life she wants and the one she left behind. The scorched kingdom is rising, and it needs a queen.

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Favorite Lines:

“All your choices require sacrifices. The question is, what are you willing to lose?”

“A temper that ignites as quickly as yours leaves ashes in its wake.”

“Praise and jealousy – they couldn’t wait for their own opportunities to be heroes.”

“There is no such thing as a worthy sacrifice. There are only those who die, and those willing to let them.”

“You do not get the luxury of indifference in war.”

“You may have my loyalty without cost. But you must earn my secrets.”

“We mourn what history mocks.”

“A serpent’s tongue slithered only when it had poison to spread.”

“If something is not made to bend, what can it do but break?”

“Gratitude lowers women’s necks for a chain far more than it raises them for a fight.”

“Was it possible to miss someone you had almost been?”

“I was my own most persistent ghost, and I had grown weary of her haunting.”

“Do you think you can pluck yourself like a flower away from the garden that raised you, the roots that built you? The past is our sun, Essiya. Only by allowing it to shine can you bloom.”

“In the measure of monster or man, what tips the scales?”

“We build our reality on the foundation our world sets for us.”

“He should know better than to share his smiles with me. I should know better than to crave them.”

“After a lifetime of running, he was my homecoming.”

About the Author:

Sara Hashem is an American-Egyptian writer from Southern California, where she spent many sunny days holed up indoors with a book. Sara’s love for fantasy and magical realms emerged during the two years her family lived in Egypt. When she isn’t busy naming stray cats in her neighborhood after her favorite authors, Sara can be found buried under coffee-ringed notebooks. She is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor degree as well as the perfect banana bread recipe.

Which line is your favorite? Comment below!

8 thoughts on “Loving the Lines: Favorite Quotes from The Jasad Heir

  1. Wow what a great collection! I’m officially convinced (though magic Egyptian fantasy pretty much already had me convinced haha)

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