The Candle and the Flame

The Candle and the Flame

eBook - 2019
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Fatima lives in the city of Noor, on the Silk Road, which is currently protected by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, from attacks by the violent and ruthless Shayateen djinn--but Fatima was infused with the fire of the Ifrit who died saving her when she was four years old, and when one of the most important Ifrit dies she finds herself drawn into the intrigues of the court, the affairs of the djinn, and the very real dangers of a magical battlefield
Publisher: 2019
ISBN: 9781338306057
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Aug 25, 2020

The Candle and the Flame is a very well-written book with a vibrant setting and relatable characters. The plot is quite intriguing, not to mention Nafiza Azad's mastery of description from beautiful clothing to the arid desert, from the opulent palace to the enchanting magic of the djinn. I also appreciated the subtle but enriching integration of Hindi, Urdu, and Arabic words that helped the setting become that much more immersive. I highly recommend it.

Jul 10, 2019

I'm in love with this book. When I started it, I couldn't put it down, and when I had to put it down, I was itching to pick it back up again.

"The Candle and the Flame" is YA historical fantasy set in a city along the Silk Road. The city is large and bustling and diverse, and the presence of the djinn is prevalent throughout the city. When a prominent djinn is murdered, our heroine, Fatima, undergoes a personal transformation in ways both subtle and dramatic.

While the book's synopsis leads the reader to believe the novel centers around Fatima, it's more of an ensemble cast with Fatima, her sister Sunaina, and the princess Bhavya at its heart. It's lighter on the action, but there's plenty of magic, mystery, and intrigue to go around. The characters are compelling and intriguing, and the setting is lush and beautiful. While it's not perfect, it's an excellent read!

PimaLib_KarinaR Jun 29, 2019

The descriptions and language in this book were beautiful! I really enjoyed the magical elements woven into the story, the importance of names in creating identities, and the strong, female characters that existed in this world... especially Fatima Ghazala and the Maharani.


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