Simon and Schuster, Mar 28, 2017 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
A trio of friends from New York City find themselves trapped inside a mechanical board game that they must dismantle in order to save themselves and generations of other children in this action-packed debut that’s a steampunk Jumanji with a Middle Eastern flair.
Nothing can prepare you for The Gauntlet…
It didn’t look dangerous, exactly. When twelve-year-old Farah first laid eyes on the old-fashioned board game, she thought it looked…elegant.
It is made of wood, etched with exquisite images—a palace with domes and turrets, lattice-work windows that cast eerie shadows, a large spider—and at the very center of its cover, in broad letters, is written: The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand.
The Gauntlet is more than a game, though. It is the most ancient, the most dangerous kind of magic. It holds worlds inside worlds. And it takes players as prisoners.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jennybeast - LibraryThing
I agree that we need diverse books, and this Bangladeshi take on Jumanji has a lot to recommend it, and a few areas that fall short. The characters are good, the puzzle solving/board game aspects are ... Read full review
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Jumanji meets The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, but with a Middle Eastern twist. The main character was well constructed, but her friends needed a little more fleshing out. Read full review
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