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Nura and the Immortal Palace

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Something else that doesn’t really factor into the plot of the book but impacted me quite a bit is how much Nura’s sense of duty to her family is compounded by her father’s death. Eldest sisters already face tremendous pressure in Asian households. More so when it’s a single parent household. It’s also something I have personal experience with, so you can imagine that I could really relate to Nura in this regard on a deeply personal level. A stark reveal of reality About the Author M.T. Khan is a speculative fiction author with a penchant for all things myth, science, and philosophy. She focuses on stories that combine all three, dreaming of evocative worlds and dark possibilities. When she's not writing, she has her nose deep in physics textbooks or glued to her CAD computer as she majors in Mechanical Engineering. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, she currently resides in Toronto, Canada, with a hyperactive cat and an ever-increasing selection of tea. Nura and the Immortal Palaceis her debut novel.

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Disclaimer: I received this E-ARC via the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review and this blog tour post. I really liked how the Sijj palace mirrored our own world. I won’t get into spoilers so the only thing I will say is that a lot of the circumstances are very similar to our world.Nura is 12 years old and has worked all her life in the mica mines, hoping to someday find a legendary buried treasure: the Demon's Tongue. This is a stunning, colourful story, vividly created for the reader. The world of the jinn feels frantic, frenzied and dangerous to be part of. There are grotesque characters with uncontrollable emotions and no morals who keep children - human and jinn alike - to do all their bidding. Nura is a fabulous heroine; a determined young girl who undergoes her own transformation as she realizes the true priorities in life are not what you have but who you have in your life.

Nura and the Immortal Palace | M. T. Khan | 9781529503494 Nura and the Immortal Palace | M. T. Khan | 9781529503494

This high-stakes, immersive fantasy will be sure to stay with readers long after they finish it."— Booklist, starred review In a Nutshell: A children’s fantasy from the Indian subcontinent – what a welcome change and a novel experience!Nura wants what she can't have: money, wealth and power. Her days are long and difficult, mining for mica; it's a dirty and dangerous job but she does it to help her mum, to bring some extra money into the family, to help give her younger siblings a little extra. But what she really wants is to find The Demon's Tongue. Some say it's a myth, but for Nura and the other child miners, it's the ultimate goal: if they find it, they will want for nothing for the rest of their lives. But Nura takes too many risks and when her digging causes a mine to collapse and her best friend to get trapped, Nura takes it upon herself to save him.

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