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Castle in the Air is the sequel to Howl's Moving Castle. It is followed by House of Many Ways.

There are spoilers for this book.


Far to the south of the Land of Ingary, lives a young carpet merchant called Abdullah. In his dreams, he is the long-lost son of a great prince. This dream is a complete castle in the air... or is it? Abdullah's day-dreams suddenly start to come true when he meets the exquisite Flower-in-the-Night, daughter of the ferocious Sultan of Zanzib. Fate has destined them for each other, but a bad-tempered genie, a hideous djinn, and various villanous bandits have their own ideas. When Flower-in-the-Night is carried off, Abdullah is determined to rescue her -- if he can find her. A high spirited Arabian Nights fantasy, the dazzling sequel to Howl's Moving Castle.


Abdullah, Flower-in-the-Night, The Genie, The Strangian Soldier, Kabul Aqba, Jamal, Midnight, Whippersnapper, Hasruel, Dalzel


Begins in Zanzib in the Sultanates of Rashpuht and ends in the land of Ingary, with stops in between.


LR 7/10 An enjoyable sequel, though lacks a little magic of the original. Definitely helps if you have read Howl's Moving Castle first.

Fi 8/10 Highly frustrating the first time through as you wait for your beloved characters from Howl's Moving Castle to appear! Abdullah and Flower-in-the-Night are engaging though, and the humour and settings are topnotch.

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