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The Tale of Zubaidah and the Three Qalandars is a collection of breathtaking stories from The Arabian Nights. This new edition offers a fresh and exhilarating retelling by Kelley Townley. As always Anja Gram’s illustrations are simply marvellous.

A brass horse and rider sit atop a dome at the peak of a magnetic mountain, drawing passing ships to a certain doom along the rocky shores of its base. A young woman arrives at a coastal town to find its inhabitants motionless, petrified in stone.

Wild imaginings and outlandish plots are hallmarks of these tales that chart the adventures and fortunes of Zubaidah, her sisters, and three qalandars, sons of sultans forced by fate and folly to roam the earth as impoverished beggars.

Prepare to be spellbound by tales of treachery and revenge, evil enchantments and epic battles, justice and redemption.

You can read the opening chapters right here.