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Daughter of Nomads

Author Rosanne Hawke

Publisher UQP

Genre Junior fiction chapter book

Series Book 1, The Tales of Jahani

Book 1 of The Tales of Jahani, a historical fantasy set in the Mughal Empire.

Told over two books – the second book, The Leopard Princess will be a BCB Clubhouse Book of the month in October 2016. Daughter of Nomads contains a sample chapter from The Leopard Princess.
First Moon of Summer, 1662: Fourteen-year-old Jahani lives peacefully in the village of Sherwan. But havoc is brewing in the Mughal Empire with tyrants and war lords burning villages in their quest to rule the northern kingdoms.
 After an assassin strikes in a bazaar, Jahani discovers her life is not as it seems. Before long, she is fleeing with her mysterious protector Azhar.
Will their journey to the Qurraqoram Mountains lead Jahani to danger or to her destiny?

For ages 9+


Photo: Dylan Coker

Photo: Dylan Coker

Rosanne Hawke is an award-winning South Australian author. She has lived in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates as an aid worker for ten years. Her books include The Keeper, Soraya, the Storyteller, Mustara, Taj and the Great Camel Trek (winner of the 2012 Adelaide Festival Children’s Literature Award) and The Messenger Bird. She is a Carclew, Asialink, Varuna and May Gibbs Fellow, and a Bard of Cornwall. She teaches Creative Writing at Tabor Adelaide, and writes in an old Cornish farmhouse with underground rooms near Kapunda.

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