Nura and the Immortal Palace
Pakistani 12-year-old Nura works as a mica miner to help her sweatshop worker mother. But when the mines collapse and her best friend is ruled dead, Nura digs deeper to find a portal world of jinn, and that the kids aren’t dead—they’ve been stolen.
Set in a rural industrial town in Pakistan, this middle grade fantasy debut explores Pakistani culture, the cycle of child labor, and a glance into Islam.
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 5, 2022
"Beautifully imaginative and full of humor, heart, and characters to root for, Nura and the Immortal Palace is a grand adventure of a book."―Christina Li, author of Clues to the Universe
"Both startling and beautiful. Nura will win your heart in the first pages of this magical adventure with surprises at every turn."―J.C. Cervantes, best-selling author of The Storm Runner series
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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, M.T. Khan 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.
Tags: Middle Grade, Contemporary, Fantasy, BIPOC