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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sheep Book Review: A Tale of Two Djinns by Mina Khan

A Tale of Two Djinns, by Mina Khan, is a Paranormal Romance novella that, while predictable, provides plenty of entertainment along the way.

Akshay, warrior prince of the earth djinns, earns the title of Crown Prince at a high cost when he loses his best friend in a battle against ancient enemies, the water djinns. Heartsick, he escapes to Earth to mourn.Nothing gets the biological clock ticking (and elders lecturing) like almost dying in battle, so Maya, princess of the water djinns, travels to Earth for some no-strings-attached sex to fulfill her duty and produce an heir. But the beautiful and tough warrior gets more than she bargained for when she meets Shay.Their not-so-simple one-night stand is interrupted by assassins and the world, as they know it, is changed forever. As Maya and Shay pull together to survive, both are determined to have their happily-ever-after and bring peace to their worlds — warring families, shadow assassins, and nosy busybodies be damned.

First off let me share something pretty wonderful about this book. Mina is donating fifty percent of all proceeds to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). On top of this gracious donation from the author the story itself is a fun, quick read made for a lazy day.

Akshay is prince to his people with the ability to not only gain power from the earth itself but also to steal the hearts of many a young lady with his dashing yummy looks. Akshay starts the story out with a big bang and while you don't get enough time to really fall for this guy you do enjoy the playful nature and kind spirit he brings out. From across the watering hole is the young princess Maya, sworn enemy to the earth Djinns, this feisty female is out to get her baby boom on and sets her sights on the warrior with the mostest, Akshay.

Magic carpet rides and a heavy Arabian influence give this story a fun flare while fantastical warriors and suspicious characters keep the reader entertained. On the down side the story was so short you didn't get to establish a great connection with the characters. The only other major drawback was the last chapter, which of course I can't comment on without spoiling the whole thing. So I'll just say that for me things got wrapped up in too neat a bow.

All in all you get a nice quick tale that manages to touch on some important subjects even if it is just briefly, plus a helping of romance thrown in to help heat things up.

Getting 3 'bar fighting' Sheep


  1. Nice review, but short stories are not often to my liking. Just because I want more out of a story.

    1. Felt the same way, but for what it was you do get just enough to be satisfied. Maybe a longer version of this one will come out in the future. :)

  2. Short stories are a fun quick read that lets you get in and get out. However, if I fall in love with the characters, then I am disappointed that it has ended to soon. Will have to check this one out.

    1. I am SOOO looking forward to what you think of this!