An exceptional science fiction novel. Agwan, who witnesses the destruction of her planet and the demise of her people, turns lonely, without family or friends.
The shock of such events awakens the latent power of empathy within the heroine while a set of interesting
events start unfolding.
Ahmed Said , a thirteen-year-old boy, living a quite normal life in rural Egypt. Suddenly, his behavior undergoes major changes, he turns violent and nervous. Anything could make him angry and at times he gets into fights with his peers for the most trivial reasons.
“Mandan” is part II of “Agwan”, the winner of Etisalat Award for Best Book for Young Adults in 2013.
When Agwan failed to find her son who was kidnapped before delivery, she named him Mandan, after her father, hoping that this great name would help bring her son back. As she was struggling to maintain her status in her military unit, Splendour planet gets hit by a strong destructive storm; where by Al-Tarek rules over the state of Syghofya without acompetitor.
This novel capitalizes on significant themes such as: oppression, violence in schools, the inability to experience the feeling of freedom, and female representation in student unions. It sheds light on the conflict between outdated and contemporary management, by highlighting the different managerial patterns of a traditional school principal and various young social workers.
Nine- years old Saied gets hurt in an accident that involves one of his schoolmates. He wakes up to find himself in an imaginary journey inside a deserted forest, where he confronts all his inner thoughts and behaviors that manifest themselves as physical obstacles and dangers that surround him from each direction, threatening his safety and wellbeing.
For countless years, the people of the city of “Petra” have lived through the hardships of its cursed terrain. Finally Cooper and his knights gathered their remnants and headed towards it, as the last shield against this lifeless desert.
The Gate is the Key to Victory, he said to himself, as the moons light was shining over the vast desert.
Will he be able to conquer this city?