Subtitle: Book 2
By: Rosanne Hawke
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: University of Queensland Press
Published: 03 Oct 2016
ISBN: 9780702254222


First Moon of Autumn, 1662: After reuniting with the nomads, fourteen-year-old Jahani is finally home. With her red hair dyed black, she can travel through the Qurraqoram Mountains without fear of being captured.

But the tyrants and war lords who pursue Jahani will not rest in their battle for power and, before long, the nomads are attacked.

Can Jahani discover a pathway to peace in the northern kingdoms and fulfil her true destiny?


This book picks up where Daughter of Nomads finishes and is a truly wonderful conclusion to this story.

Jahani is trying to find her way back to the northern kingdoms. The further she travels the more she realises that she is not the simple nomad girl she once believed - she is the lost Shezadi, who can help restore the kingdoms to peace after years of war.

She must rely on her instincts and the wisdom of her leopard, Yazan, and her horse, Chandi, if she is to overthrow the evil war lords.
This is an historical fantasy and, as with all Roseanne Hawkes books, has many elements of ancient history and fables beautifully interwoven.

I'm so glad this book came out in time to be included in this year’s package as all readers who enjoyed Book 1 will love this conclusion.

Perfectly suited to Grade 6 girls.

Reviewed by Michelle

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