The Hakima's Tale
By: Dedra Stevenson;
Description: D. L. Stevenson's exciting trilogy begins with The Revenge of the Blue Jinni, a story about a young Arab-American girl whose destiny is enormous: protecting the world from the attack of the ancient Blue Jinni. The Blue Jinni is a malevolent, ancient entity who has been trapped for centuries in a golden lantern at the bottom of the sea. Phoenix Kassim, a young girl and a descendant of the Great Hakima, has been chosen to battle the Blue Jinni and his followers, the Marid. When Phoenix and her family move to the Middle East, they discover that their house is occupied by thousands of benevolent jinn who are there to protect them. When Phoenix's destiny is revealed to her, she realizes that the Blue Jinni will try to destroy her and those she loves before she can fulfill her destiny. Can Phoenix stop the Blue Jinni? Or will the centuries-old tradition of choosing a Hakima girl to protect the human world from devastation end with her? Author D. L. Stevenson writes an immensely entertaining read that bridges the gap between Western and Middle Eastern cultures, and introduces a modern-day approach to Arabic folklore. Filled with the magical and the mystical, young readers of the fantasy genre will eagerly anticipate Stevenson's sequels.