Jammal, a merchant, bought a gold plate for one of his wives, but the wife did something wrong. In anger, Jammal threw the plate into the burning hearth. The plate was a magical object imprisoning Abd-al-Rashid, a djinni. The djinni broke free. He repaid the merchant for releasing him by becoming Jammal’s conscience. From that day on, whatever the merchant did, the incorruptible Conscience stood behind his left shoulder.
The entire novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the “Sigma-F” Grand Prize at Sigma-F Conference in Moscow, Russia, 2005. There have been 8 hard cover editions in Russian; this is the first publishing in English!