Luka and the Fire of Life

Luka and the Fire of Life

With the same dazzling imagination and love of language that have made Salman Rushdie one of the great storytellers of our time, Luka and the Fire of Life revisits the magic-infused, intricate world he first brought to life in the modern classic Haroun and the Sea of Stories. This breathtaking new novel centers on Luka, Haroun’s younger brother, who must save his father from certain doom.

For Rashid Khalifa, the legendary storyteller of Kahani, has fallen into deep sleep from which no one can wake him. To keep his father from slipping away entirely, Luka must travel to the Magic World and steal the ever-burning Fire of Life. Thus begins a quest replete with unlikely creatures, strange alliances, and seemingly insurmountable challenges as Luka and an assortment of enchanted companions race through peril after peril, pass through the land of the Badly Behaved Gods, and reach the Fire itself, where Luka’s fate, and that of his father, will be decided.

Filled with mischievous wordplay and delving into themes as universal as the power of filial love and the meaning of mortality, Luka and the Fire of Life is a book of wonders for all ages.

Title:Luka and the Fire of Life
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780679463368
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    Luka and the Fire of Life Reviews

  • Steven

    Luka and the Fire of Life was disappointing. Clearly Rushdie loves words. It is full of puns. Clearly he knows his myths and theology. There are all kinds of god and minor deities across many societie...

  • Ana

    when i embarked on this, i expected to like it just as much as i did "Haroun and the Sea of Stories", which was a solid 3 stars rating, due to it being a children's book and its kind of messy absurdne...

  • TJ

    probably not the best Rushdie book to start with, especially since dumbass me thought this was a standalone and not a sequel 🙂 but I didn’t expect to be blown away by this! I was so engulfed with...

  • Megan Baxter

    I know I have written before about books that just fit. Books that snuggle into crooks and crevices of your mind, that nest as though they had been born there. Books that hit themes and subjects and l...

  • Rajat Ubhaykar

    I couldn't put this one away for long. Soon, my mind would begin to wander, curiosity would get the better of me and I simply had to know how far and in what direction Rushdie would choose to take thi...

  • Regina Ibrahim

    A fun read. Salman has his way of creating stories. Nobodaddy, bear, dog and awkward places. This book was read each time i completed my exercise at Armenian garden early March. I can see it turned in...

  • Nicky

    I’ve been meaning to try something by Rushdie for a while, and the idea of trying something I hadn’t heard of by him sounded appealing. Especially since it’s a fable-like story set mostly in a f...

  • Deanna Drai Turner

    Take your grandmother's Oster blender out of the attic. Mix in:a dash of Shel Silverstein's imagination + a pinch of Vyasa's circumspection + a tablespoon of Roald Dahl originality + a dollop of Josep...

  • Farah Firdaus

    Although I'm not a fan of fantasy genre, I think Luka and the Fire of Life is a well written novel with highly creative language and it is full of puns! (omg who doesnt love puns!) A very creative and...

  • Smriti

    I'M FINALLY DONE! Uff, this took me weeks to finish. Why, you wonder? I wondered too. Maybe it was because I expected more from the book. Haroun and the Sea of Stories was AMAZING and this book wasn't...