The Candle and the Flame

by Nafiza Azad
Short Summary
A clan of djinn have slaughtered almost everyone in Noor, but Fatima survived. Now, she is changing in ways that no one could predict—and coming into a power she cannot fathom!

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Immersive Middle Eastern Fantasy, Characters from Diverse Backgrounds, Fiery Magic and Sizzling Romance, Feminist Look at Islamic Culture

Topics and Themes:
Silk Road, Ethnic and Religious Diversity, Tolerance and Cultural Harmony, Djinns, the Paranormal, Music, Food, Clan Warfare, Intrigue and Danger, Female Empowerment
Some mature content.

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Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population—except for Fatima and two other humans. The city is ruled by a new maharajah, and Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, and by their commander, Zulfikar. But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom, ways that scare even those who love her. Soon, Fatima is drawn into the intrigues of the maharajah and his sister, the affairs of Zulfikar and the djinn, and the dangers of a magical battlefield.Nafiza Azad weaves an irresistible tale of magic and the importance of names, fiercely independent women, and, perhaps most importantly, the work for harmony within a city of a thousand cultures and cadences.
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    • Grades: 7 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-60446-7