The first full-length contemporary children’s novel to be written and set in the Middle East.
When Finn Kennedy comes to live in Dubai, he expects to do nothing more adventurous than surf a few good waves. Then he meets Triton, the Sea Djinn, a supernatural being with spectacular powers. Triton reveals that Finn’s parents have been kidnapped at sea by Hydrus, the evil Sea Djinn, who is preparing to wage war against Triton’s and Finn’s worlds in a battle of the Djinns that has been brewing for a thousand years.
Triton recruits Finn to his army and bestows on him some of his own powers. Finn, together with his cousin, Georgina, and his friend, Fred, prepares to travel to the underwater lair of Hydrus, far across the sea in the Dark Kingdom, to rescue his parents and fight Hydrus. Along the way the friends meet Mr Violet, no ordinary teacher, who trains them in the skills they will need if they are to have any chance of surviving. Their training is cut short when they are in grave danger and must escape. They steal a boat and set sail for the Dark Kingdom…
“Breathtaking.” The Sunday Express
“Linda Davies has created something special here, adding in human greed and intrigue as well as ecological awareness into a fast-paced adventure.” Teenlibrarian
The Prince of Atlantis is back. His powers are growing, but so is the threat…
Finn Kennedy, his cousin Georgina and their friend Fred are camping at night in the deserts of Dubai when an unseen Voice reveals to them a horrific vision foretelling the end of the world.
The Voice cries out for LightFighters to enter the battle and free him. Finn, Fred and Georgie, LightFighters all of them, cannot turn away.
Once more they leave their normal lives behind to embark upon an adventure that takes them beyond the boundaries of this world into the terrifying kingdom of the Dark Fire Djinn.
“Ingenious.” The Sunday Express
“A rollicking fantasy…” Time Out Abu Dhabi
An epic book that starts with a bang and burns through its pages to a satisfying conclusion…Teenlibrarian (click to read full review)
Dubai’s ‘Harry Potter’ series continues…Time Out Kids Dubai (click to read full interview)
Finn Kennedy, the Prince of Atlantis, has to develop a new power in order to combat his most serious threat yet.
‘So my role,’ Finn said, gazing round the Castle of Winds, ‘is to travel back in time to 1923, to the Valley of the Kings, where Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter were excavating Tutankhamen’s tomb, steal into the tomb, nab the Burial Shroud and use it to trap Typhon?’
‘Yes,’ answered the Djinn of the Winds. ‘Are you ready?’
King of the Djinn
When Obsidian, the Dark Rock Djinn, discovers that Finn has trapped the three other Dark Djinn, he kidnaps Finn and tries to force him to reveal their location, so that he might free them and in exchange take their powers, thereby making himself King of the Djinn.
Finn escapes and goes in search of Gaia, the Earth Djinn of Light, to enlist her support. Though trying to help him, Gaia unwittingly traps Finn in stone, and Fred and Georgie must travel back in time to search for him. Only when they are in mortal danger can Finn find the power to break free and save them.
Thwarted, Obsidian’s rage explodes into earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, freeing both the Dark Fire Djinn and the Dark Sea Djinn, thus setting the scene for the forthcoming War of the Djinn.
‘Five Star! Thrilling, beautifully written books for children with local relevance and international punch. Adults will secretly read them too.’You Magazine