When you're sworn to silence it pays to keep your eyes and ears open.
Tiger eyes, tiger spirit, tiger stone. Only a daughter could unlock the stone's power. Java, fourteenth century. The villagers are fearful of Mbah Merapi, the rumbling volcano that overshadows their lives. Kancil, the lowliest kitchen servant, knows the real danger is human but is fatherless and mute - and she will lose everything if her identity is revealed.
How can Kancil warn the villagers of the danger they are in?
This is the story of Kancil and Kitchen Boy, two young people thrown together as servants in 14th century Indonesia.
It is a beautifully told story of friendship, hard work, betrayal, trickery and the search for truth.
Full of wonderful characters and with a mystery running throughout, it will keep readers thoroughly entertained.
A great novel, suitable for all junior secondary students.
Reviewed by Michelle