When a board game magically appears at her doorstep, Farah thinks it’s a present for her twelfth birthday. When it grows ten times its size on top of a sand dune, and one of the pieces looks like her, she decides it’s just a game. But when Farah's brother disappears into the mechanical board, she and her two best friends dive in to save him. They will have to dismantle the game to survive and save generations of kids trapped in the maze. If they do not succeed winning the challenges, they will be trapped forever or until someone else rescue them.
This story will keep you at the edge of your seats with rich descriptions, multi-cultural encounters, vibrant places, and mouth-watering foods. Adventurous and fast-paced, this novel features Farah and her friends battling camel spiders, scorpions, grease monkeys, and sand cats. They will even have to beat Amari, the diabolic builder of the board, at his own game.
The novel will touch you by the unconditional love Farah has for her brother, and the sense of community and camaraderie. Great twists, clever solutions, atmospheric writing, and whimsical magic will enchant you and transport you to another world.
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Salaam Reads (Simon & Schuster)