Review: The book starts off on a slow and steady beginning. Then when you get towards that middle of the book things start to move along faster, but its not till the end that all the pieces to this book come together. When they do it truly makes this book one of the best books I have read in a long time. Diana Wynne Jones really knows how to describe and create beautiful settings and plots for her characters. When I finally put together all the different pieces to this book, I could not stop laughing. And it was so great to see my favorite characters from the first book, I just love Sophie and Howl so much. It was really great to get a peak into their lives in this book, I am so looking forward to the next one.
5 out of 5 stars.
383 pages. Paperback.
Young Adult. Romance. Magic. Fantasy. Fiction.
Published by Greenwillow Books.
Summary: Young merchant Abdullah leads a humble life. Or he did until a stranger sold him a threadbare—and disagreeable—magic carpet. Now Abdullah is caught in the middle of his grand daydreams. Waking one night in a luxurious garden, he meets and falls instantly in love with the beautiful and clever Flower-in-the-Night. But a wicked djinn sweeps the princess away right before Abdullah’s eyes, leaving the young man no choice but to follow. This is no ordinary quest, however, for Flower-in-the-Night isn’t all the djinn has stolen. Abdullah will have the so-called help of the cantankerous carpet, a cranky genie in a bottle, a dishonest soldier, and a very opinionated black cat. Will this motley crew be able to find the djinn’s mysterious dwelling and rescue a castle full of princesses?
-Summary from GoodReads.com