About the Book
When Shalikka’s younger sister, Kainee, is kidnapped by slave traders, Shalikka embarks on a dangerous journey to the land of Mogan to rescue her. She finds that in Mogan, not everything is as it seems. Along the way, she befriends a talking mouse, an ineffectual king, and a small, brave band of rebels who are seeking to restore Mogan to the way it was when its inhabitants used to follow the Maker. She learns about loyalty, courage, and unmasking deception.
Kainee smiled. It was not a nice smile. “Thought you were pretty smart, Shalikka, didn’t you? You and your friends. But we’re on to you. You want to turn Inotia into something as backward as Inotia. All those silly superstitions about the Maker! You’d have been locked up ages ago, if it weren’t for the King. But we’ll take care of him.”
“Who’s we?” demanded Shalikka.
“Wouldn’t you like to know? You’re not the only one with powerful friends. And when they’ve put down this little rebellion of yours, they’re going to make me a princess. How do you like that, Shally? Then I’ll be giving the orders for a change.”
About the Author
Marianne Jones is a retired teacher whose writings have appeared in Reader’s Digest, Canadian Living, The Globe & Mail, and numerous denominational and literary publications. Her collection of poems, Here, on the Ground, was a winner in the Special Book Category by The Word Guild in June 2011. She was also named International Christian Poet Laureate by Utmost Christian Writers 2010-2012. Visit her website.
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