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Farrah Noorzad and the Ring of Fate takes Arab mythology to a whole new level: Jinn moms, jinn dads, jinn cities, jinn schools, and a whole mess of problems between jinns and the human world that Farrah has to fix if she ever wants to see her father again.”
— Chris Abouzeid, Belmont Books, Belmont, MA

Description


A 12-year-old girl discovers her true jinn heritage when a birthday wish gone wrong traps her father in a magical ring, sending her on an epic quest to free him. This richly imagined fantasy series inspired by Persian mythology and Islamic lore is filled with action, magic, and self-discovery.

“A jewel of a fantasy novel that shines with adventure and sparkles with humor.”
—A.F. Steadman, New York Times Bestselling author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief


Farrah sees her father just one day every year—her birthday. But this year, her wish to bring them closer goes wildly awry when Farrah discovers she is a half-jinn...and her father is one of the seven great jinn kings. Her wish traps  her father inside a legendary ring, and the other six jinn kings will follow unless Farrah can rectify her mistake. 

Pursued by menacing shadow jinn, Farrah’s quest takes her to a floating mountain range. Joined by Idris, the jinn boy whom she inadvertently freed from the ring, and her newly discovered half-brother, Yaseen, Farrah must find a way to navigate the mysteries and dangers of her new world in order to save her father and face the most devious jinn lord of all.

About the Author


Deeba Zargarpur grew up in Virginia, searching the deep dark woods for a portal to kickstart her grand magical adventure. Her love of magic and jinn stemmed from the cautionary tales passed down through the generations of her Afghan-Uzbek family. Farrah Noorzad and the Ring of Fate is her middle grade debut. She is also the author of House of Yesterday. Follow Deeba on Instagram and Tiktok @deebazargarpur.

Praise For…


"This book is a delight — a fast-paced dance among the spirits and creatures of Persian and Middle Eastern mythology, led by the curiosity and grit of a bright, brave girl. It's a story about messy families and connecting with heritage, filled with magic, humor, and lots of action. You've never seen jinn like this, and you've never met a girl quite like Farrah Noorzad."
—Kiyash Monsef, New York Times bestselling author of Once There Was

"Farrah Noorzad is a girl prepared to fight for a world that doesn't want her. So utterly believable and hopeful a character, it's impossible not to root for her. With page-turning mysteries you desperately want answered, and full of wondrous magic from the jinn world, this is a story about love, loyalty, and the sacrifices we make for those we hold dear. Get ready for this spellbinding adventure that will linger in your heart long after the final page is turned!"
—Graci Kim, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Fallen Star

"Zargarpur has a precious talent for creating relatable characters alongside ingenious plot twists and astonishing action scenes. I can’t wait for readers to meet Farrah and her friends.”
—A.F. Steadman, New York Times bestselling author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

“Oh, how I’ve wanted this story for…maybe my whole life? Deeba brings the fabled jinn crashing (on a cloud) straight into the modern world with blazing lightning bolts and sinister shadow monsters. Full of real heart and— at times—painful honesty. So hang onto your cloud, you’re in for a ride!”
—Sarwat Chadda, New York Times bestselling author of City of the Plague God

"With fantastical action and a bold heroine you can't help but root for, FARRAH NOORZAD is a heartwarming story about the messiness of family, growing up, and navigating a world where both you and your surroundings are constantly changing. It's sure to leave readers laughing, mesmerized, and glued to the pages."
—M.T. Khan, author of Nura and the Immortal Place

A tween uncovers a fantastical truth about her heritage in this intriguing and peril-filled series opener…Zargarpur highlights Persian mythology and Islamic lore via sharp narration and lively characters to cultivate an epic adventure about family, identity, and self-discovery.
Publisher’s Weekly

"At its core, this is a story of seeking belonging, navigating complicated family circumstances, and believing in one’s strengths that unfolds through fast-paced action with unexpected plot twists that allow for expansion into future volumes. An engaging read with an original and courageous young hero." 
Kirkus Reviews

Fast paced and colorful, Zargarpur’s (House of Yesterday, 2022) energetic middle-grade debut, inspired by her own Afghan Uzbek family stories, will appeal to readers who love discovering a magical world located right on top of our own."
—Booklist


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593564417
ISBN-10: 0593564413
Publisher: Labyrinth Road
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Farrah Noorzad