Winner of the 2009 Silver Birch Award, short-listed for the 2009 Red Maple Award, commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens and lon-listed for the 2008 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award
For Tara and her brother, Suraj, the year their mother and grandfather fled the village of Morni in the middle of the night has been a nightmare. Their new stepmother is cruel and deceptive, and the village itself is lacking a healer. What’s more, men of the village have been disappearing, often returning in a strange, altered form.
When a new healer, Zarku, a mysterious man with a third eye possessing strange power, suddenly appears in Morni, all are mesmerized by his magic – all except Tara, who sees through his evil disguise.
With nothing but her own courage and wit, Tara tries to find her missing mother and grandfather, the true healer, in time to save her village. But along the way she must enlist the help of the god Ganesh and the lord of death, Yama, or she, like others before her, will fall victim to Zarku’s third eye.
- ISBN: 9781554886647 |
- Hardcover: 240 pages |
- Publisher: Dundurn |
- Publication date: Oct 15, 2007 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook