The Gauntlet (Hardcover)

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When Farah's brother is yanked into a magical board game, she and her two best friends dive in to save him - but if they don't beat the challenges the game lays out for them, they may be trapped inside forever. THE GAUNTLET is a fast-paced fantasy rich with worldbuilding and cultural detail that will please any fantasy fan.

— Nicole

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A trio of friends from New York City find themselves trapped inside a mechanical board game that they must dismantle in order to save themselves and generations of other children in this action-packed debut that's a steampunk Jumanji with a Middle Eastern flair.

Nothing can prepare you for The Gauntlet...

It didn't look dangerous, exactly. When twelve-year-old Farah first laid eyes on the old-fashioned board game, she thought it looked...elegant.

It is made of wood, etched with exquisite images--a palace with domes and turrets, lattice-work windows that cast eerie shadows, a large spider--and at the very center of its cover, in broad letters, is written: The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand.

The Gauntlet is more than a game, though. It is the most ancient, the most dangerous kind of magic. It holds worlds inside worlds. And it takes players as prisoners.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481486965
ISBN-10: 1481486969
Publisher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Pages: 304
Language: English