(From the publisher):
Before she dies, the old sultaness presses her signet ring into the wax that seals the ancient bronze bottle. She commands her son, the mighty sultan of Dhagabad, to present it to his daughter on the day she turns twelve. The sultan has no sons, so he affords his daughter a privileged palace life - she is destined to be heiress to the throne. When her momentous birthday arrives, the palace buzzes with anticipation as the bronze bottle is brought into the ceremonial hall...
Sensuous and delightfully intelligent, The Princess of Dhagabad invites you into the exotic world of a young Arabain princess, whose coming-of-age is guided by her special friendship with Hasan, the all-powerful djinn who becomes her mentor and steadfast companion. In time, Hasan reveals the mysteries that surround his age-old imprisonment, his education, and his transformation into an immortal slave. He guides his young mistress in her studies, reading to her in the palace library and teaching her the ways of magic. Increasingly under the spell of mysterious and terrifying dreams, the princess commands Hasan to take her on dangerous and magnificent forays into the supernatural, which reveal to her the path to absolute knowledge and wisdom.
Hasan, whose power and omniscience crush him under an unbearable burden, is gradually released from his apathy and his pain. He admires the intelligence and strong will of the princess, qualities that make their friendship so dear - a friendship that takes him dangerously close to a power long forgotten, a power greater than wisdom and immortality, a power greater than his suffering.
Original title: The Princess of Dhagabad
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Fairy Tales