The King’s Nightingale

Book Author & Illustrator Sherryl Jordan
Rights Available World excl. ANZ

An epic fantasy set in a land of sultans and kings, sumptuous palaces … and slave markets.

When Elowen and her brother are seized by pirates and sold, separately, in the slave market of a distant land, Elowen’s enduring resolve is to escape, rescue her brother and return home.

Sold to a desert ruler who admires her sublime voice, Elowen is given the title of the King’s Nightingale. Honoured by the king, and loved by his scribe, Elowen lives a life of luxury, until she makes a fateful mistake and finds herself sold to a less charitable master.

• A compelling story with themes about oppression, racism, gender equality … love and loyalty
• Jordan’s descriptive writing is superb – evoking the sights, smells and sounds of the bazaars and palace life of a distant time
• Readers will admire the strong female protagonist
• By the author of much-acclaimed titles such as Winter of Fire, The Raging Quiet and Tanith

About the Author
Sherryl Jordan
, multi-award winning author, was born in Hawera and currently lives in Tauranga.

Sherryl was a successful illustrator before she ever published a word. Once embarking on her true love, writing, she had written 36 picture books and 12 novels before her first, Rocco, was selected for publication by Scholastic. Then followed The Juniper Game and Winter of Fire and her much-loved, funny middle-grade series about Denzil, a hapless young medieval wizard. Many of Sherryl’s books have been translated into other languages.


Scholastic New Zealand Ltd


198 x 128 mm



Young Adult

Age range
14+ years

Publication Date
February 2021

Rights Available:
World excl. ANZ

Rights Agents:


Lynette Evans, Scholastic New Zealand Ltd

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