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The candle and the flame / by Nafiza Azad.

Azad, Nafiza, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library Y AZA (Text) 33500013069760 New Checked out 10/03/2019
Breckenridge Public Library Y AZA (Text) 33500013069778 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338306040
  • ISBN: 1338306049
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
    The city of Noor offers a lush blend of culture, faith, and language, as citizens originating from various points along the Silk Road rebuild it into a teeming trade stop following a recent massacre. Fatima, one of only three survivors of the Shayateen djinn attack eight years ago, lives a simple life with her adoptive sister, until a catastrophic encounter with a powerful Ifrit djinni reveals the fire within her and changes her life forever. When the threat of the Shayateen looms again and political unrest pushes the country toward civil war, Fatima must overcome her grief and fear and tap into her newfound abilities to protect her family, friends, and beloved city. Azad's splendid debut is an ode to cultural harmony that features exciting magic, an emotionally complex cast, and a touching romance. While the plot lags at times, readers will find respite in moments of humor and the immersive writing. The promising level of craft employed here insists that readers and book buyers keep Azad on their radars. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Nafiza Azad was born in Fiji and spent the first seventeen years of her life as a self-styled Pacific Islander. Now she identifies as an Indo-Fijian Muslim Canadian, which means she is often navigating multiple identities. Nafiza has a love for languages and currently speaks four. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Children's Literature from the University of British Columbia and co-runs The Book Wars (thebookwars.ca), a website dedicated to all things children's literature. Nafiza currently lives in British Columbia with her family.

Subject: Jinn > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Good and evil > Juvenile fiction.
Heads of state > Juvenile fiction.
Silk Road > Juvenile fiction.
Genies > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Identity > Fiction.
Good and evil > Fiction.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. > Fiction.
Silk Road > Fiction.
Good and evil.
Heads of state.
Identity (Psychology)
Jinn.
Magic.
Asia > Silk Road.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Novels.

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