This is a pre-loved book in very good condition.
RUSTI is a Mongol warrior, fighting for the bloodthirsty Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. He intends to show the enemy neither fear nor mercy... until he comes face-to-face with his first elephant.
KAVI is the elephant's rider. Captured by the terrifying Mongol Horde, he fears for his life. But the boy who takes him prisoner does not kill him. And soon it seems they might almost become ... friends.
Then Rusti uncovers a terrible secret, and the unlikeliest of friendships is put to the ultimate test. Tamburlaine the Great is a powerful, brutal ruler. His sights are set on Delhi, City of Gems, and Rusti, one of his young warriors, rides out into the flames of battle for his first taste of war. A tale of friendship, destiny and revenge set in the war-ravaged lands of fourteenth-century India. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2009 and shortlisted for the UKLA Children's Book Award.