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  • Published: 1 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742747859
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 281

The Curse Of Zohreh




Revenge, magic, love and hatred - and a curse so powerful it has lasted for centuries.

Revenge, magic, love and hatred - and a curse so powerful it has lasted for centuries.

In the desert kingdom of Ameerat, the al-Farouk family lives in luxury in a beautiful palace. But their great wealth comes at a terrible price - the curse of Zohreh, laid on the family 100 years earlier by another merchant who was cheated of her riches, and manifesting itself in a horrible death by fire that strikes certain members of the family. Khaled al-Farouk, the eldest son of the family, is desperate to make amends for the wrong done by his ancestor, but Zohreh's descendants are nowhere to be found.

Or so they think. For far away in Parsari, Soheila, one of the younger members of Zohreh's clan, has vowed to revenge her ancestor. She leaves her home early one morning, dressed as a boy, and makes the long journey across land and sea to Ameerat, where she manages to inflitrate the al-Farouk household to await her moment of retribution.

And so begins an amazing, exciting, moving, scary, and humorous adventure that will take Khaled and Soheila right into the heart of the Arabian Nights, into the strange world of the jinns as well as dangerous human intrigues, to great danger, suspense, and a stunning climax.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742747859
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 281

About the Author

Sophie Masson

Sophie Masson was born in Indonesia of French parents and was brought up in France and Australia. A bilingual French and English speaker, she has a master’s degree in French and English literature.

Sophie is the prolific and award-winning author of more than fifty novels for children, young adults and adults, many of which have been published internationally. Her most recent novels with Random House Australia are the YA fairytale novels Moonlight and Ashes (2012), Scarlet in the Snow (2013) and The Crystal Heart (2014). She has also written under the pen-names Isabelle Merlin and Jenna Austen.

Sophie is Chair of the Australian Society of Authors, Chair of the New England Writers' Centre, President of the New England and North West sub-branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia, and has served on the Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Book Industry Collaborative Council. She is also currently a writer ambassador for Room to Read Australia.

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Praise for The Curse Of Zohreh

“The Curse of Zohreh is a beautiful story about recognising a terrible grievance and making amends … In an exciting, suspenseful novel with adventure and intrigue Soheila's struggle is moving as she battles her family connection.”

Bronwyn McDonald, Viewpoint


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