Translated into English by Anthea Bell.
The author-translator team behind the internationally acclaimed Tiger Moon reunites for this lush, exotic tale of fantasy and adventure — and dragons galore.
In this thrilling modern-day fable, two boys from very different backgrounds are thrown together by magic, mayhem, and a common foe. Jumar, an invisible prince, wants to free his native Nepal from invaders. Christopher, a shy German boy, wants to find his kidnapped brother. Together they embark on a journey through the wilderness of Nepal — a journey that proves to be a dangerous rite of passage. Fighting the beautiful but deadly dragons that beset the country, the two boys learn that in order to change the world, they must first change themselves.
Antonia Michaelis was born in North Germany in 1979. After finishing school she left Germany and moved to South India for a year. She worked in a school near Madras as a teacher for English, arts and acting. Various journeys took her to Turkey, Italy, Greece, Syria and the UK. Today, the young writer lives in the Northeast of Germany. She has just finished studying medicine and has dedicated herself for the time being to writing children's books.