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Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 7n/a5.527778
In 1302, two cousins of the nomadic Beni Khalid tribe who are betrothed become separated by political intrigue between warring tribes.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on March 1, 1996 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0531095193
ISBN-13: 9780531095195
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  • JohnnaMonday, March 18, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    In the first few pages of the book was mostly about how the cousins Halima and Atinah are getting married soon, but Atinah was going on a trip to help fight just because their uncle was coming to town. The uncle wanted him here, so he sent his men to go and fetch him. Once he got back, the uncle forced him to go to Fez. While all this stuff was happening, Halima was super sad, but she stayed strong. Soon, it was time to move for the Beni Khalid tribe, but something happened. Halima's wire got cut and she ended up all alone in the empty desert, but she gets rescued from by the enemy tribe and is forced to marry the sheikh. Atinah must escape the heavy clasps of fez, travel the lonely, harsh desert, and find some way to convince the Sheikh to let her go, but he does make a friend on the way. Find out if he can fulfill this suspenseful mission to save his one true love. I liked the book and i think you will to.