The Magician of Samarkand (HB)

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Anahita is the beautiful daughter of a saddle-maker, born in the golden city of Samarkand; where people are poor, but happy. Her beauty catches the eye of a young prince and they are destined to be together - until an evil magician appears out of the desert and claims Anahita as a slave. She defies him, but at a price: as in revenge, the magician conjures up a cruel spell to punish everyone in the city. It's down to brave Anahita to pit her wits against his dark heart and evil magic...

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Alan Temperley is the author of the best-selling novel Harry and the Wrinklies which is also a popular children's television drama. He lives in Scotland.

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Traveling the Silk Road from Egypt to China and back, Zohak Ali wreaks havoc as he ruthlessly amasses a personal fortune and crafts a magical book of menacing spells. When he arrives in Samarkand, he builds his Blue Palace and begins to set yet another plan into place. Then he meets his match in Anahita. Neither disfigurement nor a miniscule size can deter Anahita from steadfast devotion to family and those who treat her kindly. The rich palate of darkest evil, unlikely animal helpers, heartbroken families, and a wily heroine provides Andrew Sachs the opportunity to display his prodigious talent. His full-bodied performance juxtaposes the raging Zohak Ali with an alluring Anahita. Enjoy this fast-paced adventure! A.R. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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9780330415736: The Magician of Samarkand

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ISBN 10:  0330415735 ISBN 13:  9780330415736
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, 2004
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