“The world is coming to an end and Hanifa Ducktrinor can feel it.”
This book is a start of a series called The Ducktrinor (read: those who follow the doctrine). Set in the future when The Hour is near, Hanifa, a warrior, finds her true calling and fights to attain freedom from the Seculars. She dreams of fighting the Dajjal alongside Isa and Mahdi ‘alayhimussalam, of finding the Yajooj and Majooj, and of being a battle hero. How will she attain this in a world filled with vulgarity and obscenity, where that is the norm and being covered results in trouble? The Ducktrinors: Hanifa is the beginning of the fight to freedom from The Seculars.
Although YA is not my type, this book seems different. Filled with high-tech gadgets and futuristic concepts, this would be a hit with the early teens who have an interest in this genre.
Reading as an adult though, I felt there were quite a bit of vagueness, be it in the action, or in the description of an object, or merely in a concept.
I would definitely say this is a step into Islamic sci-fi. Papatia Feauxzar has taken a bold and brave step into this genre and I am looking forward to more of her creativity.