The Djinn

Author: Saad Z. Hossain
Publisher: Unnamed Press
ISBN: 9781944700065
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Indelbed is a lonely kid living in a crumbling mansion in the super dense, super chaotic third world capital of Bangladesh. When he learns that his dead mother was a djinn -- more commonly known as a genie -- and that his drunken loutish father is a sitting emissary to the djinns (e.g. a magician), his whole world is turned inside out. Suddenly, and for reasons that totally escape him, his father is found in a supernatural coma, and Indelbed is kidnapped by the djinn and deliveredto a subterranean prison. Back in the city, his cousin Rais and his family struggle to make sense of it all, as an impending catastrophe threatens to destroy everything they know. Needless to say, everything is resting on Indelbed’s next move -- and he’s got a new partner to help him: the world’s most evil djinn.

City Of Djinns

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101127018
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Peeling back the layers of Delhi’s centuries-old history, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure. Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels back the layers of Delhi's centuries-old history, revealing an extraordinary array of characters along the way-from eunuchs to descendants of great Moguls. With refreshingly open-minded curiosity, William Dalrymple explores the seven "dead" cities of Delhi as well as the eighth city—today's Delhi. Underlying his quest is the legend of the djinns, fire-formed spirits that are said to assure the city's Phoenix-like regeneration no matter how many times it is destroyed. Entertaining, fascinating, and informative, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure.

The Scariest Places In The World

Author: Bob Curran
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477706844
Size: 48.17 MB
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There are certain places in the world where people fear to tread. From castles where horrific executions took place to tombs where paranormal creatures are said to gather, the author takes readers on a world tour to some of the scariest places on Earth. The author examines the history and folklore regarding these sites, many of which have a sinister past, and explores the feelings and experiences they evoke in visitors. Readers will enjoy feeling a chill down their spine while remaining safely at home.

Tales Of The Djinn

Author: Emma Holly
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976512247
Size: 10.20 MB
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When your boyfriend is a real live angel other men can't compete. Amateur magician Georgie swears this is true . . . until she and Connor leave everything they know to save the genie world. That's where she discovers angels don't have a monopoly on sex appeal. Sultan Iksander would rather lose his smoke than fall for Georgie, no matter how smart and brave she is. The human race are rivals to genie kind-and angels are just traitors! Rescuing his people is what's important, not getting tangled up in love triangles. Only Connor believes in their chances for happiness. This angel knows love is worth fighting for, whatever form it takes. Praise for Tales of the Djinn "FANTASTIC! [T]his may be the best thing she has written to date . . . an epic tale of romantic fantasy." -In My Humble Opinion "Addictive . . . should not be missed!" -Long and Short Reviews

The World S Creepiest Places

Author: Bob Curran
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601636369
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There are some places in the world where humans quite simply should not go. Not just haunted places, but sites where ancient forces still hold sway. We can recognize such locations by the responses they evoke within us—that feeling we call “the creeps.” But just where are these places, and why do they terrify us? In The World’s Creepiest Places, Dr. Curran visits some of these sites, looking at their history and traditions and exploring the creepy feeling they evoke in people who have been there. His travels range widely—from his native Ireland and through the empty deserts of the Middle East, to the misty hills of Tibet and back through Europe to America. He’s not only looking for ghosts, but also for sinister people, vampires, the living dead, doorways to other worlds—even venturing close to the Gates of Hell itself! This is not just a ghostly travel book. It’s for those who want to explore the weird, out-of-the-way locations of our planet and test the boundaries of the reality many of us take for granted. We dare you to take the journey with us!

The Gurkha And The Lord Of Tuesday

Author: Saad Z. Hossain
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 1250209102
Size: 46.26 MB
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"Saad Z. Hossain continues to blow through the flimsy walls of genre like a whirlwind with The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday, sweeping science-fiction, fantasy, myth, and satire into the wildly imaginative vortex of his ever-expanding fictional universe of alternate djinn-history and futures. Hossain's wit and wry compassion create a vision of humanity's hurtling path through time and space as both farcical and epic, leaving a blazing trail of casualties and wonders."—Indra Das When the djinn king Melek Ahmar wakes up after millennia of imprisoned slumber, he finds a world vastly different from what he remembers. Arrogant and bombastic, he comes down the mountain expecting an easy conquest: the wealthy, spectacular city state of Kathmandu, ruled by the all-knowing, all-seeing tyrant AI Karma. To his surprise, he finds that Kathmandu is a cut-price paradise, where citizens want for nothing and even the dregs of society are distinctly unwilling to revolt. Everyone seems happy, except for the old Gurkha soldier Bhan Gurung. Knife saint, recidivist, and mass murderer, he is an exile from Kathmandu, pursuing a forty-year-old vendetta that leads to the very heart of Karma. Pushed and prodded by Gurung, Melek Ahmer finds himself in ever deeper conflicts, until they finally face off against Karma and her forces. In the upheaval that follows, old crimes will come to light and the city itself will be forced to change. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Alif The Unseen

Author: G. Willow Wilson
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857895680
Size: 52.96 MB
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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013 'I will tell you a story, but it comes with a warning; when you hear it, you will become someone else.' He calls himself Alif - few people know his real name - a young man born in a Middle Eastern city that straddles the ancient and modern worlds. When Alif meets the aristocratic Intisar, he believes he has found love. But their relationship has no future - Intisar is promised to another man and her family's honour must be satisfied. As a remembrance, Intisar sends the heartbroken Alif a mysterious book. Entitled The Thousand and One Days, Alif discovers that this parting gift is a door to another world - a world from a very different time, when old magic was in the ascendant and the djinn walked amongst us. With the book in his hands, Alif finds himself drawing attention - far too much attention - from both men and djinn. Thus begins an adventure that takes him through the crumbling streets of a once-beautiful city, to uncover the long-forgotten mysteries of the Unseen. Alif is about to become a fugitive in both the corporeal and incorporeal worlds. And he is about to unleash a destructive power that will change everything and everyone - starting with Alif himself. '[Wilson] works magic... an exuberant fable that has thrills, chills and-even more remarkably-universal appeal.' Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Djinn Revolution

Author: Tom Clarke
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3844297707
Size: 70.95 MB
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Richard continues with his unique explanation of the Djinn and their association with other entities, in particular; the school of thought for 'Panspermia' and the alien existence amongst us. It is interesting how Richard makes correlations to common religious dogma, and is able to enlighten the reader to point of questioning their belief system. "Certainly one for the journey"