• City of Stolen Magic
  • City of Stolen Magic
  • City of Stolen Magic
  • City of Stolen Magic
  • City of Stolen Magic
  • City of Stolen Magic
  • City of Stolen Magic
  • City of Stolen Magic

City of Stolen Magic

Children's, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 29/06/2023
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City of Stolen Magic
A magical adventure awaits!
For all her life Chompa and her mother Amina have been living on the outskirts of their village practicing magic but when her mother gets kidnapped and bro... READ MORE
Jan at Leeds
City of Stolen Magic
I really enjoyed it
When I first read the Synopsis of this book, I was intrigued. A young girl risking her life, travelling to another country, all while learning about her po... READ MORE
Alexander Cooil

Synopsis

India, 1855. There are two kinds of magic in Chompa's world. The kind her mother favours: writing-magic, which anyone can do if they take the time. Write a spell in Farsi, and wait. It's calm, controlled, safe, says Ammi. It's slow, frustrating, boring, thinks Chompa. Then there's finger-magic, which only those descended from ancient djinn are born with. Immediate, powerful - and dangerous, for every act of finger-magic leaves a trace, and comes at a price. Growing up in an isolated village, hot-headed Chompa has never understood why her mother forbids her from using her potent finger-magic - until, one day, Chompa defies Ammi, and casts a spell. Soon after, a group of pale men attack their home and snatch Ammi. In desperate search of her mother, Chompa must travel to another world: to England, and the smoky, bustling streets of East End London, where the powerful Company is transporting magical people like her and Ammi for the most sinister purpose.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241567487
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 305g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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City of Stolen Magic
You will be under Chompa's spell immediately.
Chompa is a determined young girl with a magic running through her veins and fairness in her heart. But nefarious forces are conspiring against not only o... READ MORE
L.M
City of Stolen Magic
Journey across time
Chompa lives with her Aami (Mum) in the mid 1800s India. Magic is slowly being stamped out by the Pale-faced English colonisers. There are two types of mag... READ MORE
Kristina Watts
City of Stolen Magic
A completely wonderful magical adventure
I was provided with an advance reader copy of the ebook free of charge via Netgalley in return for an honest review . The cover art drew me in as it so ... READ MORE
Rune
City of Stolen Magic
Magical Adventure
The City of Stolen Magic is a good debut for age 9 years plus readers, I would certainly like to see this turn into a series. It captures the time and atmo... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
City of Stolen Magic
A Great Read
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to read this book in advance of it being published. I really enjoyed the story line as it flowed ... READ MORE
Harriet Foster
City of Stolen Magic
Wonderful fantasy
Thank you to both the author and publisher for sending me this ARC! I LOVED this book. Fantastic world building with a well fleshed out magic syste... READ MORE
Aimee Fletcher
City of Stolen Magic
A magical story jam packed with 19th century British-Indian history. A real page turner!!
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