Powers of the knife

Language: English

Genre: Adventure Stories, Fantasy & Magical Realism

Author(s): Senne, Bontle

Publisher(s): Cover2Cover Books

ISBN: 9780994674456

Price: R85.00

Nom is an outsider at school. When she and Zithembe become friends, life still seems a little ordinary. But when an army of monsters threatens their world, it’s the start of a journey into the dreamworld on a quest that will change their lives. Powers of the Knife is the first book in the Shadow Chasers trilogy. It’s an African fantasy adventure ?one part family saga, one part hero's quest.

Review

By: Shadow Chasers, Book 1: Powers of the Knife

Posted on: May 25, 2017

Fascinating! Set in today’s world where the Trouble Gurlz reckon they rule the school and taxi drivers rule much of the rest, Nom has a magic knife which sets her (with her friend Zithembe) in opposition to the shadows. They come from the dreamworld where an army of monsters is waiting to break through. With the magic knife and some African magic, the two 12-year-olds find the first of the Shadow Chasers and start what is going to be a vital conflict. Short, agitated prose within a carefully limited vocabulary, this is strong scary stuff. Written for upper primary readers, with clear print, a few helpful drawings and an eye-catching cover.”

-Jay Heale, for Bookchat

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