Welcome to my promo tour for this newly released book by Nafiza !!! The Candle and the Flame was released on 14th May 2019. I haven’t read the book yet, but I plan to read it veryyyy soon… Gosh I am so excited to read it.
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.
Nafiza Azad weaves an immersive 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.
Still not convinced why you should read this book? Check out this video where Nafiza herself explains why she wrote the book and what it means to her.
Quotes From The Candle and The Flame:
So, a few days ago I took a few, sort of creative pictures for this blog post + my instagram blog and added two different quotes in each picture. Hope you like it….