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The Book of Wonders [Hardcover]

Jasmine Richards
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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1 July 2013

Sorcerers, Cyclops, Djinnis . . . Magic.

Thirteen-year-old Zardi loves to hear stories about fantastical beings long banned from the kingdom of Arribitha. But anyone who is caught whispering of their powers will feel the rage of the sultan—a terrifying tyrant who, even with his eyes closed, can see all.

When her own beloved sister is captured by the evil ruler, Zardi knows that she must risk everything to rescue her. Along with Rhidan, who is her best friend, and an unlikely crew of sailors led by the infamous Captain Sinbad, Zardi ventures forth into strange and wondrous territory with a seemingly impossible mission: to bring magic back to Arribitha and defeat the sultan once and for all.


Product details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (1 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062010077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062010070
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 15 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,603,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jasmine Richards was born in London, grew up in a library, and was the first in her family to go to university. After graduating from Oxford, and following a brief stint at New Scotland Yard, Jasmine chose a career in publishing over being the next Sherlock Holmes. Today she's a senior editor at a leading British publishing house. She now lives in Oxfordshire with her husband in an old wool mill. The Book of Wonders is her first novel and she would love to know what you think about it. Her website is www.jasminerichards.com.

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“From the start, I so wanted to know what happened next. The atmosphere and magic really pulled me in.” (Angie Sage, author of the internationally best-selling series, Septimus Heap)

“Readers will want to spend a thousand and one nights in the exotic world of The Book of Wonders. It’s a dazzling tale!” (Diane Zahler, author of The Thirteenth Princess)

In her skillful debut novel, Richards, an editor of children’s books in the U.K., keeps the novelties coming. (Publishers Weekly)

this buoyant debut offers a fresh plot, brisk pacing and engaging characters. A sprightly, accessible series opener recommended for those ready for a change of venue from standard-issue, middle-grade fantasy. (Kirkus)

Swiftly paced writing, appealing characters, and action-packed scenes carry the day. This first novel in Richards’s trilogy will appeal to fans of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” books. (School Library Journal)

About the Author

Jasmine Richards was born in London, grew up in a library, and was the first in her family to go to university. After graduating from Oxford she had a brief stint at New Scotland Yard, then chose a career in publishing over being the next Sherlock Holmes. Today Jasmine is a senior editor at a leading British publishing house and living in Oxfordshire with her husband in an old wool mill. The Book of Wonders is her first novel, and she would love to know what you think about it.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing adventure 12 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover
I had the privilege of getting to read an advanced readers copy of this book and thought it was outstanding from start to finish. It is an addictive read with non-stop adventure right from the off, and lots of unexpected twists throughout. It would be suitable for young readers and older ones too!! :) The story is about a teenage girl (Zardi) and her best friend Rhidan who have to save Zardi's sister from certain death and at the same time rescue Arrabitha from the clutches of the Sultan - their quest takes them across the ocean to mystery islands where they find Djinnis and other magical creatures... It really is a lovely story which leaves you satisfied but wanting more.... and I think there is a book 2 still to come. Can't wait!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Excellent read for adults and children alike
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By I Read, Therefore I Blog VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
In the kingdom of Arribitha, magic and any talk of magic is forbidden by the tyrannical Sultan Shahry'r, but this doesn't stop thirteen-year-old Zardi from seeking them out. She dreams of adventure and magic and wants nothing more than to join a ship's crew, but as the youngest daughter of the Sultan's vizier, she knows that her life is going to be a lot more boring and organised.

When Zardi's sister, Zubeyda, is selected by the Sultan to be his praisemaker (a dubious honour that involves her having to call out his achievements for 90 days, at the end of which the sultan will hunt her with a pack of jackals), Zardi knows that she has to save her. Together with her best friend, Rhidan, they go looking for the Varish, a group opposed to the Sultan's rule. Soon they're embarked on an incredible adventure, including magic, djinni, monsters and even the most famous sailor adventurer of them all, the roguish Sinbad ...

Jasmine Richards's debut novel is a fast-paced and thrilling middle grade fantasy that draws on the Arabian Nights and transforms it for a new young audience.

Zardi (short for Scheherazade) is a strong-willed heroine, determined and resourceful she won't let anything stop her from saving her sister. I liked her relationship with best friend Rhidan, a silver-haired boy abandoned in the kingdom as a baby who's trying to find out what his own heritage is. Richards does well in managing the adventure so that both characters get a chance to shine and I enjoyed the way that while each is proud of the other's achievements, they also get a little envious sometimes too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars arabian nights for today's generation 17 Jan 2012
By Ben
Format:Hardcover
I got a proof copy of this book and really enjoyed it. It's a modern take on the classic Arabian Night stories, with Zardi and her friend Rhidan going on a fantastic quest in a magical kingdom. This is the first of a series, and I'm looking forward to the next book. The writing's perfect for a young audience, and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to set sail for adventure!
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I must say I am normally not such a big reader, but this book caught me as soon as I had finished the first couple of pages. It is a perfect mix of adventure, magic, mystery, friendship and simply exciting moments! The best thing is, it has something to offer for all of us, even for me the "not such big fan even of Harry Potter"!

I highly recommend! However, do not start reading this book the day before you have an important deadline to meet!!
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