The human world is in peril and nations cower to the seemingly unstoppable force of the Blue Jinni and his powerful Marid army.
Only Phoenix Kassim, the Hakima of Ghalib, and her loyal army of Arwaah, stand in their way. Will they be able to rescue the earth from defeat and enslavement to the Jinn?
In this action packed finale, it’s the ultimate struggle for survival as humans must prove themselves worthy of their place in the world.
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.
In this scene, Phoenix tries to escape the clutches of an Ifrit, the deadliest form of Jinn.
The Hakima's Tale: The Dawn of Redemption
Phoenix tried to hit him with fireballs, but they only seemed to feed his power. She levitated chairs, mirrors, dishes, and tables at him in an effort to fight him off. But it was no use. The Ilfrit grabbed her tightly around the neck and tried to force her to stare deeply into his eyes. Deep in those eyes, madness lay - voices and visions of the end of the world, hell and damnation, and such depths of despair that the victim would beg for death as release.