An epic journey to ancient Gondar, a race to the Sacred Lake,
Can a slave-girl win her freedom?
Shioni of Sheba: The Sacred Lake is the fourth book in a unique African fantasy adventure series set in the ancient Kingdom of Sheba.
..". awesome fantasy ..."
A journey to Gondar and the Sacred Lake in search of medicine for the stricken King of West Sheba turns into high adventure for Shioni and Princess Annakiya. Only the King can grant Shioni her freedom. But he is dying. From stampeding elephants to flooded rivers, the trail is fraught with danger. But a greater peril lurks in the stone city of Gondar. Can the lion-loving King of Gondar be trusted? What is the hidden menace in his kingdom?
A pit full of lions. A heart-stopping rescue. The secrets of Shioni's past. And a mighty battle with an ancient evil ... can Shioni's courage carry the day, save her King, and win the ultimate prize - her freedom?
Join Shioni and her friends Princess Annakiya, General Getu, the elephant Shifta, and the Fiuri Azurelle, in this blockbuster adventure that spans the highlands of ancient Ethiopia. From the dark Simien Mountains to the deep secrets of the island of Tana Qirqos, non-stop adventure awaits.
Includes original illustrations by the Ethiopian artist Senait Worku.
About the Author
Marc is a South African-born author who lives and works in Ethiopia with his wife and 4 children, 2 dogs, a rabbit, and a variable number of marabou storks that roost on the acacia trees out back. When he's not writing about Africa Marc can be found travelling to remote locations. He thinks there's nothing better than standing on a mountaintop wondering what lies over the next horizon. Find out more about Marc and his work, and catch up on news and special offers on www.marcsecchia.com.