Setara's seven adventures flow from one to the next with only brief interludes when Abu Nuwas interacts with the young spice seller, Najda. The old man is interested in the girl's story and draws it out of her between pieces of Setara's tales.
But Setara's stories also stand on their own as individual tales. That's how they began, with the first story of how Setara met her genie, Basit. Once she's tasted freedom, Setara seeks further excitement and meets additional characters, each of which possesses some type of magic. A cave demon has power over rock, a pool demon over water, a flying horse...well, he doesn't have control over his magic at the beginning, but learns how to use it with help from Setara and her genie.
Here is a summary of each tale. Mind you, there are spoilers here, so proceed at your own risk.
THE SEVEN ADVENTURES (host-posts for more information)
Setara and the Genie (Barbara Ehrentreu)
Setara and the Cave Demon (Meradeth Houston)
Setara and the Sultan's Horse (On This Blog)
Setara and the Dragon Demon (Pat McDermott)
Setara and the Evil Djinn (Barbara Ehrentreu)
Setara and the Kazikli Bey (Enita Meadows)
Setara and the Merboy (Rebecca Ryals Russell and Pat McDermott)
While taking her winged mare, Nasreen, for a flight, Setara saves a mute stableboy from Slavers only to find he has a curse on him. She, Kairav, and Basit must go to sea to discover the boy's true identity, the son of Poseidon and heir to the sea kingdom. Setara and her friends help the merboy overcome his evil uncle's
dastardly plans to usurp the throne for himself.