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The Great Annual Carpet Race is fast approaching, and in the ancient, bustling city of Azamed theres talk of little else. The competition is strong, and twelve-year-old Zal Thesa and Zara Aura know that to win, their carpet will have to be the best. If only they could compete on a rainbow carpet! But as everyone knows, they only exist in legend ... dont they? When Zal and Zara find the beginnings of a trail to discover the magical truth behind the stories, so begins a fast-paced contest of their own. With the Great Race only a day away and the sinister Shadow Society on their backs, time is not on their side...
About the Author
Kit Downes was nineteen when he finished his first book, Zal and Zara and the Great Race of Azamed. He was struck by the idea of telling the story of the greatest magic carpet race in the world while having lunch in Hay- on-Wye. He began writing the book the same day and finished it four months later in his first term at university. Kit lives in Norwich.