Marko and Miranda are home alone after their parents and grandfather’s disappearance when two strangers give them a mysterious letter. The Letter is a desperate call for help from their grandfather. He urgently requires a map. So Marko and Miranda travel with the help of the Magic Mirror to the heart of Taklamakan desert in China in the thirteenth century. There they meet fascinating fellow travellers, Marco Polo Dorji, the son of Kublai Khan. But will they be in time?
The Second novel in Magic Mirror series is as exciting, interesting and fastpaced as the first one. The children embark on a dangerous adventure in which they need to wade through a ‘bone-dry sea’ to a door quite literally in the exact middle of nowhere.
About the Author:
Nury Vittachi is a journalist and author based in Hong Kong. His columns are published daily, weekly in a variety of newspapers in Asia as well as on his website. He is best known for the comedy-crime novel series The Feng Shui Detective, published in many languages around the world, but he has also written non-fiction works and novels for children. He is also noted for his role in founding the Asia Literary Review, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, the Man Asian Literary Prize, and was the chairman of the judges of the inaugural Australia-Asia Literary Award in 2008. Vittachi currently lives in Hong Kong with his English wife Mary-Lacey Vittachi and their three adopted Chinese children.