A young man of about fifteen or sixteen stepped forward. He was tall, sunburnt, his hair bleached pale gold by the sun.
As he stood at the foot of her throne Rania could see that his hands, holding a small box, trembled slightly.
Here..." His voice was rough, just breaking. "here, Highness, this is for you."
In this sequel to Sandwriter, Atbin's birthday present to Princess Rania is a reminder to her parents of a promise they made long ago, a promise they must now fulfil.
About the author
A writer of international acclaim, Monica Hughes published over 35 books and many more short stories and articles during her 29-year career. She was often honored for her work; Hunter in the Dark and Keeper of the Isis Light both won the Canada Council Children's Literature Award. She was the recipient of the Vicky Metcalfe Award for a body of work, the Queen's Jubilee Medal and the Order of Canada.