The Book of Wonders

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HarperCollins, Jan 17, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 416 pages
25 Reviews

Sorcerers, Cyclops, Djinnis . . . Magic.

Thirteen-year-old Zardi loves to hear stories about fantastical beings long banned from the kingdom of Arribitha. But anyone who is caught whispering of their powers will feel the rage of the sultan—a terrifying tyrant who, even with his eyes closed, can see all.

When her own beloved sister is captured by the evil ruler, Zardi knows that she must risk everything to rescue her. Along with Rhidan, who is her best friend, and an unlikely crew of sailors led by the infamous Captain Sinbad, Zardi ventures forth into strange and wondrous territory with a seemingly impossible mission: to bring magic back to Arribitha and defeat the sultan once and for all.

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Review: The Book of Wonders

User Review  - Handan - Goodreads

PLOT In a land ruled by a tyrannical shah, who has forbidden and (supposedly) destroyed magic, Zardi relishes her Nonna's stories of myth, djinnis, and magic. When Zardi's older sister is captured by ... Read full review

Review: The Book of Wonders

User Review  - Darryl Brent - Goodreads

This fantasy novel follows two young people, Zardi and Ridhan, on a quest to discover magic to rescue Zardi's family and find where Ridhan comes from. Zardi and Ridhan live in a world loosely based on ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Jasmine Richards was born in London, grew up in a library, and was the first in her family to go to university. After graduating from Oxford she had a brief stint at New Scotland Yard, then chose a career in publishing over being the next Sherlock Holmes. Today Jasmine is a senior editor at a leading British publishing house and living in Oxfordshire with her husband in an old wool mill. The Book of Wonders is her first novel, and she would love to know what you think about it.

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