The Iron Ring
When Tamar, the young king of Sundari, loses a dice game, he loses everything--his kingdom, its riches, and even the right to call his life his own. His bondage is symbolized by the iron ring that appears mysteriously on his finger. To Tamar, born to the warrior caste, honor is everything. So he... show more
When Tamar, the young king of Sundari, loses a dice game, he loses everything--his kingdom, its riches, and even the right to call his life his own. His bondage is symbolized by the iron ring that appears mysteriously on his finger. To Tamar, born to the warrior caste, honor is everything. So he sets out on a journey to make good on his debt--and even to give up his life if necessary. And that journey leads him into a world of magic, where animals can talk, the foolish are surprisingly wise, and danger awaits...
Publish date: May 24th 1999
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
A good book by a good author. Most of the fantasy we read is based on Germanic, Celtic, and Greek mythology. It was very interesting reading a fantasy book based on Hindu mythology. It also had a critique of the caste system that I really appreciated. While it was based on Hindu mythology, it pointe...
This is a very accessible, fast-paced and enjoyable fable about a young man and his journey toward wisdom. Along the way he's helped by the usual cast of characters in myths of this sort: His true love, a mischievous sidekick, a beloved teacher, and others whose roles are to illustrate the best and ...
I am a huge fan of Lloyd Alexander. I love how he seemlessly pulls together threads of mythology and foreign cultures to create brillant, vibrant new stories and worlds. They feel rich and alive.It was great to see him give the same treatment to Middle Eastern mythology. However, I will admit that, ...
With the roll of a dice, Tarmar's life is ruined. His kingdom, treasury, his freedom. No one in the palace remembers him making such an absurd bet but Tamar is determined to make good on his debt. Traveling to a stranger's kingdom to ascertain whether it was all dream, Tamar gains honor and friends....