Style: Poor

Attitude: Positive

Author: Monica Hughes

Age Range: Young Teens

Period: Future

Genres:  SciFi


Antia, a princess, is sent to a desert kingdom, ostensibly to be married, but with the instructions from her tutor (on whom she has a crush) to find their secret. She discovers their secret water and oil supplies but realises the fickleness of her tutor. He eventually tricks her into revealing the supplies but is stopped by a desert storm raised by The Sandwriter, an old lady whose task is to protect the secret.


Not an especially worthwhile read: a lightweight SciFi political story, with a little romantic interest thrown in on the part of the teenage protagonist.

Tuesday 1st January 2002