With the help of her mentor and her faithful friends from the worlds of Jinn and Human, Phoenix Kassim prepares her army for war. Gathering the ancient tools of the Hakima, including the Magic Carpet, the Enchanted Ring, and the Glove of Ghalib, she grows into a strong warrior for mankind and Jinn.
Dedra Stevenson is the author of The Hakima's Tale trilogy, Tales of the Lantern, Antar and Haider, and Magnolia Grove. Living in the Middle East had always provided Dedra with a great treasure of folklore and imaginative stories to gain inspiration from.
Venucia, a powerful Siren, effectively takes control of the Generals of the Blue Jinni to steal the Mask of Anubis for Phoenix, the leader of the resistance.
The Hakima's Tale: The Rise of the Warrior
And with that, she began to sing her lullaby, and their eyes closed before she could reach the second movement of the song. She sang a bit lighter, to be sure they were sound asleep, and started to walk away. She continued singing the lullaby as she walked to be sure the guards would not assault her. They were lulled by the sound and many of them fell asleep where they stood, dropping their weapons on the ground. When she was at a safe distance, she transformed into vapor again and headed to the training grounds to deliver the mask to Phoenix.