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Is part of The Chronicles of El Jisal Sophie Masson , 2004 series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 The Tyrant's Nephew
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'Omar didn't choose to be the tyrant's heir - but if he has courage, he can choose his fate...

'Omar didn't ask to be the nephew of the ruthless dictator of Mesomia - and he certainly doesn't want to inherit a country whose people are in fear for their lives. He hasn't a choice, though - until the day he is saved from a deadly ambush by Latifa, a beggar girl. When his uncle places Latifa under a Spell of Darkness, Omar can't stand by and watch his rescuer die. Neither can Ketta, Latifa's white cat and a jinn in disguise. Together, the two embark on an extraordinary adventure to find the spell's antidote - through the eerie, hostile marshlands, then flying on an enchanted carpet to the perilous mountain stronghold of a rebel werewolf clan. But they must face their greatest danger when they return to the palace. Balancing on a knife-edge - at the mercy of the tyrant's terrifying mood swings and cruel punishments, the evil Secretary's machinations, and the rebels' own plans for the fate of the country - Omar will learn the true meaning of courage before his journey is over.' Source: bookseller's website.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is set in a parallel-world version of Iraq.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2006 .
      Extent: 255p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 1741660599

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[Review] Shadow Plays [et al] Stuart Mayne , 2007 single work review
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Untitled Rosemary Thomas , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 2 2006; (p. 46)

— Review of The Tyrant's Nephew Sophie Masson , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Maureen Mann , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 21 no. 3 2006; (p. 36-37)

— Review of The Tyrant's Nephew Sophie Masson , 2006 single work novel
Untitled M. O'Donaghue , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 50 no. 4 2006; (p. 37)

— Review of The Tyrant's Nephew Sophie Masson , 2006 single work novel
The Tyrant's Nephew Emily Meldrum , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 14 no. 4 2006; (p. 49)

— Review of The Tyrant's Nephew Sophie Masson , 2006 single work novel
Some Magic on Saddam Might Have Fixed Iraq Ronni Phillips , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 July 2006; (p. 16)

— Review of The Tyrant's Nephew Sophie Masson , 2006 single work novel
The Tyrant's Nephew Emily Meldrum , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 14 no. 4 2006; (p. 49)

— Review of The Tyrant's Nephew Sophie Masson , 2006 single work novel
Untitled M. O'Donaghue , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 50 no. 4 2006; (p. 37)

— Review of The Tyrant's Nephew Sophie Masson , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Maureen Mann , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 21 no. 3 2006; (p. 36-37)

— Review of The Tyrant's Nephew Sophie Masson , 2006 single work novel
[Review] Shadow Plays [et al] Stuart Mayne , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 38/39 2007; (p. 210-215)

— Review of Shadow Plays : An Anthology of Speculative Fiction 2007 anthology short story ; Heart of the Mirage Glenda Larke , 2006 single work novel ; Shadow of Tyr Glenda Larke , 2007 single work novel ; Song of the Shiver Barrens Glenda Larke , 2007 single work novel ; The Gypsy Crown Kate Forsyth , 2006 single work children's fiction ; The Silver Horse Kate Forsyth , 2006 single work children's fiction ; The Herb of Grace Kate Forsyth , 2007 single work children's fiction ; The Cat's Eye Shell Kate Forsyth , 2007 single work children's fiction ; The Lost Castle Michael Pryor , 2007 single work children's fiction ; The Last Days : A Novel Scott Westerfeld , 2006 single work novel ; Snow, Fire, Sword Sophie Masson , 2004 single work novel ; The Curse of Zohreh Sophie Masson , 2005 single work novel ; The Tyrant's Nephew Sophie Masson , 2006 single work novel
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