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The Genie's Gift is coming from Spellbound River Press!

June 30, 2016

Tags: fantasy, middle grade

The Genie’s Gift will be rereleased as a Spellbound River Press novel this fall.

The Genie’s Gift is a lighthearted action novel set in the fifteenth-century Middle East, drawing on the mythology of The Arabian Nights.

Thirteen-year-old Anise, shy and timid, dreads marrying the man her father chooses for her. Her aunt tells her about the Genie Shakayak, the giver of the Gift of Sweet Speech. He lives high atop Mount Quaf, many weeks’ journey across a barren desert. The way is barred by a dozen dangers and trials. But those few who cross the desert and defeat the guardians of the mountain receive their reward. From that day forward, their words drip like honey from their lips, charming all who hear them, and no one can deny them anything they ask.

Anise is determined to find the genie and ask for the gift, so she can control her own future. But the way is barred by a series of challenges, both ordinary and magical. How will Anise get past a vicious she-ghoul, a sorceress who turns people to stone, and mysterious sea monsters, when she can’t even speak in front of strangers? Will she ever reach the top of Mount Quaf—and if she does, can she convince the Genie to give her the gift?

Visit the Spellbound River Press website to learn more about our 2016 books: http://spellboundriver.com/or click on the photo.

Books by Chris Eboch

Historical Adventure
In a great Mayan City, a girl struggles to save her family and herself
A mystery in ancient Egypt
Historical Fantasy
Arabian Nights adventure
Adventure/Suspense
Danger in the Wilderness
Ghost Stories
book 1 in the Haunted series
Book 2 in the Haunted series
Book 3 in the Haunted series
Fictionalized Biographies
Inspiring stories
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