Lief, Barda and Jasmine – companions with nothing in common but their hatred of the enemy – are on a perilous quest to see the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora. Only when the Belt is complete once more can the evil Shadow Lord be overthrown.
They have succeeded in finding the golden topaz and the great ruby. The two gems’ mysterious powers have strengthened them and given them the courage to move on in their search of the third stone. But none of them can know what horrors await them in the forbidden City of the Rats.
About the Author
Emily Rodda is one of Australia’s most successful, popular and versatile writers, and has won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award an unprecedented five times. First published in 2000, Deltora Quest has become a favourite with children around the world. Deltora Quest is consistently short-listed for children’s choice awards, winning the 2002 YABBA and KOALA awards in the younger reader categories and the 2002 Peter McNamara Convenors’ Award for Australian Speculative Fiction.