A sparkling magical debut, set in a fantastical Egypt full of flying carpets and mythical creatures! Aliya's grandfather is her only family, but lately he has been acting strangely. He's forgotten her birthday and keeps disappearing.
So when a mysterious gift arrives that seems to grant her wishes, Aliya uncovers a secret - she's from a long line of illustrious time travellers. Whisked off by flying carpet to the Infinite City in a parallel Egypt, Aliya enrols at an extraordinary academy where she makes new friends at last.
But the threat of magic is looming - rumours of the return of Dorian Dark, a devious master of time. And with Aliya's special skills, he can twist history forever. A stunning adventure story for readers aged 9 and up Shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2021 For fans of Nura and the Immortal Palace and The Kingdom Over the Sea.