Lief, Barda and Jasmine-companions with nothing in common but their
hatred of the enemy-are on a perilous quest to find the seven lost gems
of the magic Belt of Deltora. Only when the Belt is complete once more
can the evil Shadow Lord be overthrown. They have succeeded in finding
the golden topaz and the great ruby. The two gems' mysterious powers
have strengthened them and given them the courage to move on in their
search for the third stone. But none of them can know what horrors
await them in the forbidden City of the Rats.
About the Author
Emily Rodda is one of Australia’s most successful, popular and versatile writers, who has won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for a record five times.
A former editor of The Women’s Weekly, Emily is also the best-selling author of adult mysteries under her own name of Jennifer Rowe. Her children’s books, for a range of ages and genres, exhibit a mastery of plot and character.
Amongst her many books, she has written Crumbs!; Finders Keepers and The Timekeeper (both serialised for television); Rowan of Rin; Rowan and the Travellers;Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal; Rowan and the Zebak and Rowan of the Bukshah, all published by Omnibus Books. Rowan of Rin was the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the year for Younger Readers in 1994. Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal was short-listed for the 1997 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers.
Series: Deltora Quest
For Ages: 8+ years old
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.800