The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming (Hardcover)

Book II of the Brotherhood of the Conch

By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Roaring Brook Press, 9781596430679, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2005

List Price: 16.95*
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Set in contemporary India as well as that of several hundred years in the past, The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming continues the adventures of Anand and his efforts to become a fully fledged member of The Brotherhood of the Conch. This time Anand's journey takes him back to Moghul times, as he encounters powerful sorcerers, spoiled princes, noble warriors and evil jinns. Divakaruni is a master storyteller, and once again she weaves a vibrant tapestry of action, suspense, and rare beauty. Fans of The Conch Bearer as well as readers new to her work will be entranced.

About the Author

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's acclaimed novels for adults include the bestselling "The Mistress of Spices," soon to be a motion picture. Her previous book for young readers, The Conch Bearer, was a "Booklist" Editors' Choice, "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year, and is a 2005 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee. She teaches creative writing at the University of Houston and lives with her husband and two sons in Sugarland, Texas.