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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (346 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenny Nimmo Narrator: Jon Keating, John Keating Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of the Red King Trilogy Release Date:
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An extraordinary quest, a magician’s powers, and the journey to find a kingdom … Timoken is a prince from a secret kingdom. Before his birth, a forest-jinni bestowed upon him two magical gifts: a cloak made from the web of the last moon spider, and a potion called Alixir, the water of eternal life. Yet in exchange for the protection of these gifts, Timoken will always have one foot in the world of men and the other in the strange world of magic. When his peaceful kingdom is suddenly attacked, Timoken, and his sister, Zobayda, flee in search of a new land to call home, with only the jinni’s gifts and a talking camel. But the journey is wrought with danger, as Timoken and Zobayda are being hunted by viridees—evil creatures from the realm of enchantments that desperately seek the moon cloak. If Timoken ever hopes to escape the viridees and find a new kingdom, he must learn to harness his powers, and trust those he meets along the way. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Timoken is a highly appealing young hero, and his panoply of human and magical friends provide just the right amount of help without stealing the show.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Nimmo pulls out all the stops, creating three main characters with distinct personalities and placing them in an action-packed fantasy with drama, tension, and welcome bits of humor.”


  • “Charlie Bone fans can rest easy knowing that Nimmo does not disappoint as she spins her magical web in this well-paced and expertly crafted tale.”

    School Library Journal

  • “An action-oriented, magical adventure filled with an excellent sense of tension and foreboding.”

    Children’s Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 2/12/2014

    " A fun book about the beginning of the Red King. It was an easier read then most of the youth books that I read. I think that I will read it together with my first grader. I know that he would really like the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carriek | 1/28/2014

    " Shorter than Charlie Bone and Harry Potter, this fantasy series is fast-paced and introduces the story of two orphaned children who must harness their magic abilties in order to survive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Luann | 1/28/2014

    " This book tells the origin story of the Red King from the Charlie Bone series. We never learned much about his origins during the Charlie Bone books so this book caught my interest when I first saw it. Unfortunately it didn't hold my interest while I was reading it. I had a very easy time putting it down, although I always intended to finish it at some point. There were parts throughout the story that caught my interest, but not enough to carry me through the entire book - even though it is quite short. Although for big Charlie Bone fans there are quite a few references that are fun. I particularly enjoyed learning the origins of the Flames, the three cats in Charlie Bone. I recommend this for those who are huge Charlie Bone fans or huge Jenny Nimmo fans. Don't start with this one, though. Read other Jenny Nimmo books first. 2.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nathan | 1/6/2014

    " Glad Nimmo decided to write prequels. I can't wait to see what's next for Charlie's ancestor. "

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