A thrilling new adventure for young adults by internationally celebrated and prizewinning author, Peter Dickinson. Nigel's father is the British ambassador in Dirzhan, a small country up among the mountains way out east. It has one foot in the middle ages and one in the age of the internet. Its national myth is called The Vengeance of the Khan. On his first morning there he settles down write his blog. He's off to a good start, invited to visit the Khan's daughter Taeela, a real princess living in a real palace. Her father rules Dirzhan with an iron fist. His people are divided into feuding clans. Half his army is not to be trusted. His palace is riddled with secret passages. Only one old man knows where they run. It isn't long before Nigel and Taeela need his help, to escape from the men who have killed her father, and then make their way through a country in turmoil, find friends up in the mountains and return with a band of followers to those haunted passages so that Taeela can re-enact that ancient myth. The vengeance of the Khan. Here is a rip-roaring adventure story, a world exotic but utterly believable, a cast of fascinating characters. In short, a story by Peter Dickinson at the top of his form.