Castle in the Air is the sequel to Howl's Moving Castle.|
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.
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.