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The Gauntlet

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Description

A trio of friends from New York City find themselves trapped inside a mechanical board game that they must dismantle in order to save themselves and generations of other children in this action-packed debut that's a steampunk Jumanji with a Middle Eastern flair.Nothing can prepare you for The Gauntlet... It didn't look dangerous, exactly. When twelve-year-old Farah first laid eyes on the old-fashioned board game, she thought it looked...elegant. It is made of wood, etched with exquisite images-a palace with domes and turrets, lattice-work windows that cast eerie shadows, a large spider-and at the very center of its cover, in broad letters, is written: The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand. The Gauntlet is more than a game, though. It is the most ancient, the most dangerous kind of magic. It holds worlds inside worlds. And it takes players as prisoners.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 25mm | 386g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • f-c jacket (spfx: metallic stock)
  • 1481486969
  • 9781481486965
  • 237,508

Review quote

"Readers who love gaming and adventure will line up to read this book....This will be a popular addition to the fantasy adventure genre in any middle level collection." -- School Library Connection * August/September 2017 * "Jumanji meets Spy Kids in this action-packed story...An exciting, clever debut." -- Booklist Online * May 12, 2017 * "Middle grade readers will appreciate the adventure and embrace a tale with a strong protagonist of color." -- School Library Journal * March 2017 * "Riazi gives readers a Muslim protagonist who resists genre cliches...A solid middle-grade fantasy and an auspicious debut." -- Kirkus Reviews * 2/15/17 *show more

About Karuna Riazi

Karuna Riazi is a born and raised New Yorker, with a loving, large extended family and the rather trying experience of being the eldest sibling in her particular clan. Besides pursuing a BA in English literature from Hofstra University, she is an online diversity advocate, blogger, and publishing intern. Karuna is fond of tea, baking new delectable treats for friends and family to relish, Korean dramas, and writing about tough girls forging their own paths toward their destinies. The Gauntlet is her first novel.show more

Rating details

691 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 28% (192)
4 41% (282)
3 24% (164)
2 6% (42)
1 2% (11)
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