The genie's hollow voice came from inside it.
The minute that I finished Howl's Moving Castle, I was desperate to read the sequel and my always reliable Booktopia delivered. So I dove in head first and was ....perplexed. This wasn't "the droids I was looking for".. or so it seemed. If you area expecting a direct sequel well you, gentle reader, are barking up the wrong tree. Persistence, however, pays off, the novel's denouement will answer your questions. I fear I have given too much away at this point.
We begin with a story that is very familiar to anyone who has watched the Disney movie, Aladdin, and I'm talking about the original, minus the "Whole New World" number.
A boy dreams he comes from royalty, he gets hold of a flying carpet and falls for a princess. Sound familiar? Well, its ... wait for it... a "tale as old as time"..sorry.
Expect adventure, intrigue, comedy and transformation. Oh, you ain't never had a friend like Abdullah.
5 out of 5.. oh tell me why.....do we build.."castles in the sky?"