Mwikali and the Forbidden Mask
From the Series The Intasimi Warriors
12-year-old Mwikali is moving to a new school in Nairobi and just wants her life to be normal. But when she meets Soni, Odwar and Xirsi who reveal that she is descended from an ancient bloodline of legendary Kenyan warriors, all hope of a normal life fades. Now, with an array of malign forces massing, Mwikali must delve deep into the past to discover her ancestry, learn to harness her extraordinary powers, and enter a race against time to defeat a village elder who has turned to dark magic in an effort to gain ultimate power…
A fantasy adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat right to the moment of its breathtaking conclusion!
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Number of Pages||228|
- Georgia Children's Book Award Finalist
The Horn Book Magazine
“In this mythology-minded adventure tale, Nguru provides readers with a solid introduction to Kenyan lore . . . and culture. . . . The emotional structure of the story . . . will resonate with many readers.”—The Horn Book Magazine
“Mwikali’s path from self-doubt to confidence inspires . . . A heartfelt page-turner.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Shiko Nguru
Shiko Nguru is a Kenyan author and content creator, sharing her motherhood journey in the most genuine and beautiful way she can @ShikoNguru. Odwar vs. the Shadow Queen is the second novel in her debut series, inspired by her love of East African mythology.