My young adult fantasy book, Where Carpets Fly, is influenced by some Arabian and Middle-Eastern elements: flying carpets, Persian architecture, and Mediterranean food and climate.
I’ve been looking for other fantasy books that use similar themes and created a Goodreads list and bookshelf for Arabian-style fantasy, and also a Facebook group on the same theme. Please come and vote on the Goodreads list and join the Facebook group!
Below, I’ve listed all the books I’ve found to date that fit the theme. If you can think of any others, please let me know in the comments. Over time, I plan to read the books and review them on Goodreads or here on Magic Writer and to chat about them in the Facebook group. Also, if you’ve read any of those below and enjoyed them, let me know and I will prioritise reading them! The list includes the year of publication from most recent to oldest.
- The Uncooperative Flying Carpet – Michele Clark McConnochie – 2016
- Sorcerer’s Flying Carpet – Alan L. Klein – 2016
- Daughter of Nomads – Rosanne Hawke – 2016
- Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton – 2016
- The Wrath and the Dawn – Renee Ahdieh – 2015
- A Thousand Nights – E. K. Johnston – 2015
- Jin in Time – Karin de Havin – 2015
- The Desert of Souls – Howard Andrew Jones – 2011
- Aladdin Relighted – J. R. Rain – 2011
- Oregonian Nights – Jim Riva – 2011
- Behemoth – Scott Westerfield – 2010
- The Arabian Nights – Andrew Lang – 2008
- Ruby Rosemount and the Magic Carpet – Jodie Brownlee – 2004
- The Arabian Nightmare – Robert Irwin – 2002
- The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet – Tony Abbott – 1999
- Shadow Spinner – Susan Fletcher – 1998
- The Storyteller’s Daughter – Cameron A. Dokey – 1997
- Castle in the Air – Diana Wynne Jones – 1990
- The Lives of Christopher Chant – Diana Wynne Jones – 1988
- Sword-Dancer – Jennifer Roberson – 1986
- The Phoenix and the Carpet – E. Nesbit – 1904