A smashing, fun, exciting adventure of good against evil in the rich and colourful setting of ancient India. Anahita is the beautiful, gentle daughter of the town's master saddlemaker. She and her family are poor but happy. Everyone loves her but the Prince particularly so, though both of them know that a match can never be - she is poor and he a King's son. Anahita's happy life is disrupted when an evil, greedy magician moves into the town. He falls in love with her beauty and wants her as his servant. He will allow nothing to get in his way. Thus starts a magical, thrilling adventure as Anahita and her friends battle to overcome the black magic and dark heart of the magician of Samarkand.
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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.From AudioFile:
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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Book Description Macmillan Children's Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 333997751