In the desert kingdom of Ameerat, the al-Farouk family lives in luxury in a beautiful palace.
But their great wealth comes at a terrible price - the curse of Zohreh, laid on the family 100 years earlier by another merchant who was cheated of her riches, and manifesting itself in a horrible death by fire that strikes certain members of the family.
Khaled al-Farouk, the eldest son of the family, is desperate to make amends for the wrong done by his ancestor, but Zohreh's descendants are nowhere to be found. Or so they think. For far away in Parsari, Soheila, one of the younger members of Zohreh's clan, has vowed to revenge her ancestor.
She leaves her home early one morning, dressed as a boy, and makes the long journey across land and sea to Ameerat, where she manages to infiltrate the al-Farouk household to await her moment of retribution.
And so begins an amazing, exciting, moving, scary, and humorous adventure that will take Khaled and Soheila right into the heart of the Arabian Nights, into the strange world of the jinns as well as dangerous human intrigues, to great danger, suspense, and a stunning climax.
About the Author
Sophie Masson was born in Indonesia of French parents and was brought up mainly in Australia. A bilingual French and English speaker, she has a master's degree in French and English literature. Sophie is the prolific author of numerous young adult fantasy novels as well as several adult novels. She lives in Armidale, New South Wales, with her husband and children.
Series: Chronicles of El Jisal Ser.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: Random House Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.28