Sharadziís master is dying. As a djinn
of the Burning Rose People, she is bound to her master until
he dies and someone else finds her bottle. Her master has
other plans, though. He has chosen three candidates from
which he will choose one to be Sharadziís new master.
Sharadzi will spend three days with the
men, Alex, Rich and Joss. Then she will tell her master
which man she wants to serve after her masterís death. Which
man will she choose?
I really wanted to like this story.
However, I felt it was a short story that screamed to be
fully realized. Kathleen Brandt has a very colorful writing
style, which moved the tale along at a fast pace, but it
also left me wanting to learn more about the characters and
I liked Sharadzi, and realized that as
a djinn she was subservient to her master, but I disliked
the last part of the story in which she is forced to serve a
totally reprehensible character that was way over the top as
far as villains go.
Djinn is a fast read, but unfortunately for
me, it was not a satisfying one.