7 Fantasy Books Based On Persian Mythology
Persian Mythology is the myths initially told by ancient Persians and other Iranian populace. In the modern time, this mythology is being studied by scholars to enlighten people about the political and religious institutions of not only present-day Iran but also regions of Central Asia, Transcaucasia, West Asia and South Asia. In this article, we are going to read about 7 fantasy books based on Persian Mythology which will talk about the past of Persia, ancient beliefs, folklores, and more.
7 Fantasy Books Based On Persian Mythology:
The Midnight Sea – Kat Ross
A girl of the alienated Four-Legs clan named Nazafareen lives for revenge and all she knows is that Water Dogs bind evil creatures known as daevas to guard the empire against the undead. When the scout arrived to enlist young individuals she leaps at the opportunity to join them to hunt the monsters that killed her sister. Darius, a daeva who is possessed with a horrifying strength that is controlled by Nazafareen will link with her. But the side effect is a human and a daeva will become terrifyingly close. But now with the deadly foe, Darius’s secrets are unravelled and Nazafareen is questioning her loyalty to the empire – but the entire civilization is perhaps at stake.
Queen of Chaos – Kat Ross
As the undead sweep across the remains of the empire, Nazafareen must follow the summons of a demon queen to save Victor, father of Darius. She is encumbered with a power that she cannot comprehend nor control. She goes on board on a terrifying journey through the shadowlands to the House behind the veil. But what is waiting for her is beyond her imagination.
Shrine of the Desert Mage – Stephen Goldin
Begins from the holy city of Ravan, two ways diverge that will take their respective wanderers to the farthest of Parsing. Hakem Rafi, the black-hearted thief comes into control of the ultimate evil, while the narrator Jafar al-Sharif and Selima, his daughter commence an instinctive journey that will examine the limits of their ingenuity. But, the first thing they have to do is to trick the world’s greatest wizard into believing that they are just practitioners of the mystic arts.
Treachery of the Demon King – Stephen Goldin
Prince Ahmad and the narrator/wizard Jafar al-Sharif is now competing against time to finish their appointed work of gathering the pieces of the Crystal of Oromasd and overpowering the evil forces of Roman. But the road is terrifying as they must visit an island that is not what it looks like, learn the undisclosed facts of the City of Faces, and walk into the home of daevas – the Mount Denavan. All the while rising above the last betrayal from a trusted member of their party.
The Golem and the Jinni – Helene Wecker
Chava is a golem (a creature created out of clay) brought to life by a dishonoured rabbi who experiments in dark Kabbalistic magic, shaped to be the wife of a man who expires at the sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and aimless as the ship arrives in New York harbour in 1899. Ahmad is a jinni, a creature of fire born in the ancient Syrian Desert, spellbound in a copper flask and released in New York but not completely free. Chava and Ahmad became soul mates with a mystical connection.
Shahnameh – Abolqasem Ferdowsi
This epic poem by Ferdowsi is believed to have been written between 977-and 1010 AD. It tells the historical and mythological past of Persia from the creation of the earth up until the Islamic conquest of Iran during the 7th century. This book is a captivating story of an ancient world and facts about much of early Persian culture, history, and Zoroastrian religion. It is regarded as the national epic of Iran.
Girl, Serpent, Thorn – Melissa Bashardoust
It is again a story of the question – the question of identity but this time, it is about the question of the self as a human or demon. Soraya is a princess cursed to be poisonous to touch. She’s lived her life always in the dungeon away from the world – the demon in the dungeon knows that what she craves is freedom. But as the day of her twin’s brother’s wedding is approaching she needs to decide if she is willing to step out – the consequences of her decision will raise the question.
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