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In this Indian fairytale like novel, a young newlywed, Raka, waits in fear of being killed by her husband. To pass the time, she spends time with her sole friend Lalit by telling him a story.
Thief and all-around bad guy Farhad Kamal has been targeted by the Hindu God Krishna to rescue his daughter who was kidnapped by a demon. Farhad has been given the cycle of one moon to find the princess. Only given a few riddles, Farhad enlists the help from the white tiger Nitish and decides to go ahead with the dangerous task. He knows that there are dangers everywhere he goes, but Nitish and Farhad rely on each other to get through them and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two.
As a lover of fairy tales, this novel caught my attention immediately. I've never read a tale centered in India, so I loved that aspect of it. Everything about this story was amazing, from the characters to the plot and the writing style. The themes in the novel also left an impression, such as the importance of friendship. The historical aspects were interesting as well. Once I started this, I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this novel to readers of young adult fiction, and especially all lovers of fairy tales.
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