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Book Review: The Candle And The Flame

DETAILS Title: THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME Author: Nafiza Azad Publisher: Scholastic Press ISBN: 9781338306040 Genre: YA Fantasy BACK COVER BLURB 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. Now ruled by a new maharajah, 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. Oud in hand, 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. WHAT I THOUGHT Let’s start off by saying that the world-building in THE CANDLE AND …

Friday Fiction

This Friday I want to talk to you about two books that I bought on Wednesday, two new fantasy titles, by two new emerging writers, Joan He and Nafiza Azad. Both of whom are following in the footsteps of other fantasy authors I’ve read recently—S.A. Chakraborty (THE CITY OF BRASS), Ausma Zehanat Khan (THE BLOODPRINT) and Tasha Suri (EMPIRE OF SAND). THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME by Nafiza Azad Hardback, Scholastic 2019 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. Now ruled by a new maharajah, 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 …