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Child of an ancient city

  • 137 Pages
  • 2.70 MB
  • English
Atheneum, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International , New York, Toronto, New York
Vampires -- Fiction., Muslims -- Fic
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To entertain his dinner guests, Masrur, a Muslim soldier, weaves a story about his encounter with a vampire on an ill-fated caravan through the Caucassian Mountains years before.

StatementTad Williams, Nina Kiriki Hoffman ; illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt.
SeriesDragonflight books
ContributionsHoffman, Nina Kiriki., Hildebrandt, Greg, ill.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.W66826 Ch 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination137 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1714534M
ISBN 100689315775
LC Control Number92016802

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Child of an ancient city. [Tad Williams; Nina Kiriki Hoffman; Greg Hildebrandt] -- To entertain his dinner guests, Masrur, a Muslim soldier, weaves a story about his encounter with a vampire on an ill-fated caravan through the Caucassian Mountains years before.

From School Library JournalGrade 6 Up-- An Arabian Nights flavor adds a twist to this supernatural tale. After a hearty meal, Masrur settles back with his friends to share stories. He tells a tale of how his caravan was once attacked by. I've read both of his shorter works: Child of an Ancient City and Caliban's Hour.

In reading Child, I found the prose weaker than what I was accustomed to with Tad: perhaps this was due to the condensed nature or perhaps it was that much of the text was actually written by Nina. I'm undecided. On the whole I enjoyed it more than Caliban's Hour/5.

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Esther records that some of the king’s servants plotted at the king’s gate to murder him. Mordecai, a leading Jew in Persia, heard the plot and reported it to Esther, who gave the news to the king (Esther ).

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