|Dangerous Games (1999) [Novel]|
by Joan Aiken
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Series: Wolves Chronicles
(From the publisher):
The unstoppable Dido Twite sails the high seas once again in a thrilling new adventure in the celebrated Wolves Chronicles. She's chasing Lord Herodsfoot, a wandering nobleman who is searching the world for new and interesting games. Now he's needed back in London, in the hope that his games will help cheer up King James, who is lying ill and wretched with a mysterious disease.
Dido's search takes her to Aratu, a spice island where foreigners rarely venture--maybe because of the deadly pearl snakes and sting monkeys there. But Dido soon realizes that the island is plagued with something even more dangerous than poisonous snakes. Mysterious men dressed in black watch her, and females are not welcome anywhere--unless their faces are veiled or wrapped in leaves. Dido makes friends with the Forest People and uncovers a plot to overthrow the island's king, who lives alone in his palace on the Cliffs of Death. Will Dido and her friends reach him in time?
Original title: Dangerous Games
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Adventure