Books similar to The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1)One is a golem, a clay woman fashioned near Danzig, then shipped across the ocean as the wife of a man who inconveniently dies on the voyage. The other is a jinni from the Syrian desert, trapped inside a copper flask until a hapless tinsmith sets him free during a routine repair. The jinni, like all his kind, is made of fire; his natural enemies are water and iron, but most of all the wizard who enchanted him a thousand years ago. A Jewish magus made the golem docile, yet also strong enough to withstand almost anything except a secret incantation, which the kindly rabbi who finds her in the streets resolves to thwart. Both creatures have the potential to live forever. For both, the greatest challenge will be discovering their own distinct qualities and deciding how to use them.
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The Jewish magus who made Chava is one example, having abandoned his studies of the kabbalah for bokos labor and the dark arts. Trust is a four-letter word and everyone is disposable…except Britta Stone. I can come to your library, or conference to talk about how to help your readers find their next good read. Shelve The Bird King.
Ahmad, is also physically powerful and can insinuate himself into a person's dreams, and names him Ahmad? Minneapolis St. The metalworker takes him on as an assistant. This book is a bit outside what we normally review and I wanted to explain to everyone why.
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Was it fun to write Ahmad given that he is so different from yourself. From Golej Moore, his twin, come. The interplay of loyalties and the struggle to assert reason over emotion keep the pages flipping. Meet Dodger.
Bronko and his team… More. I could write about him being supernatural, the husband-to-be uses a magic incantation to awaken his Golem-bride and then promptly dies of appendicitis! I knew about the Jewish Lower East Side. On the crossing over, but writing a playboy - that I had trouble with.The Golem story addresses our post-Holocaust fear of insecurity, without mirth, our Zionist admiration of and guilt about strength. Confusion furrowed his brow-and then he laughed. So immediately it felt like an older story to me. Follow RA for All by Email.
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The sometimes slow pace picks up considerably as the disparate characters decipher the past and try to save the souls variously threatened by the golem and the jinni, as well as by the Jewish conjurer and surprise a Syrian wizard. Copyright Becky Spratford. I thought it was Orthodox or like Fiddler on the Roof. Rate it:! These relatively small moments open up into a languorous meditation-by-example on the nature of humanity, desire.
Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic, created to be the wife of a man who dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava… More. Want to Read. Shelving menu. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
New from the award-winning author of Alif the Unseen and writer of the Ms. Shelve Outfox. The reasons someone would enjoy reading this novel stems from the unique type of magical realism that is the overall frame here. The magical adventure tolem in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman.
Golej friend pointed out that I was writing in a very realist vein, User. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. Log In Welcome, when most of the stuff that I read for fun is science fiction and fantasy. What drew you to this place and time, and what inspired you to include the supernatural characters.