The west gave the world exciting adventures with the secret seven and the famous five. Now, with the fabulous four, comes a new, exciting adventure full of eastern story-telling magic. Four children with unique abilities from different, parts of the world come together to fight powerful, dark forces.
Zoozoo, an evil wizard, kidnaps Princess Samara’s parents, the king and queen of Nonamia. The princess journeys to the far corners of the world to meet and befriend three young people to help her plan and carry out the rescue of her parents. In Wetlands she meets Raja, who can balance a candle on his head while swimming in swirling waters; in Hotlands she meets Nandu, the Fire Boy, who can casually walk through a blazing wind; while in Snowlands she meets Prince, the Snow Boy, who sips ice-cold beverages in freezing temperatures wearing only a T-shirt. With the help of Khabar, a magical bird, and Barado, the fastest horse in the world, the Four under-take the fearsome task of challenging Zoozoo and his army, headed by General Zombo, together with Churail, the evil witch. If they are to defeat Zoo-zoo, they will need to resort to magic and wizardry of their own.
In this story of a battle between good and evil played out in a fantastic world, there are echoes of the world we know.
About the Author
Rajesh Talwar studied at Harvard, Oxford, Nottingham, London, Delhi and Lucknow for shorter and longer durations, with varying degrees of enthusiasm. His previously published children’s books include The Bearded Prince, The Three Greens and The Sleepless Beauty.