The Perfect Wish, the Adventurous New Book by Eytan Halaban, Spirits Young Readers and Adults to the Wilds of Ethiopia for an Unforgettable Quest

Blending a young Indiana Jones with ancient mythologies, author Eytan Halaban creates the fantastical world of The Perfect Wish. With this book, Halaban introduces a new generation to youthful curiosity, international exploration, forbidden love, and cultural conversation. Our hero, an adventurous sixteen-year-old explorer, embarks on a perilous journey to Africa, where he encounters many unforgettable characters that spring from the pages and into the imaginations of youth and adults alike.

When a tenth grader from Long Island saves the life of a Sheba princess – they fall madly in love and anger the gods of an ancient people.

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Jimmy Paterson, 16, has great plans to be a famous explorer – to find something new and put his name on maps forever. Jimmy sneaks off to Ethiopia to chart a mysterious river. While lost in the mountains he stumbles into the hidden land of Sheba, which has been thriving since King Solomon’s time. Diamonds serve as paving stones and the most beautiful girl Jimmy has ever met, Princess Tamar, 16, will soon be queen – that is, if she isn’t killed first by the High Priest who wants Tamar for his son, Prince Amnon, 17. While Jimmy fights to save Tamar’s life, he knows that time is ticking, and the only chance he has to live is escaping Sheba. Tamar, too, realizes that Jimmy’s life lies beyond Sheba’s borders, which not even the Queen of Sheba can cross. Tamar and Jimmy must decide how far to go for love, and at what price.

About the Author
Eytan Halaban has been writing, editing and telling stories for decades. For the past twenty years Eytan has been a Resident Fellow in Davenport College, Yale University, mentoring student filmmakers and writers, and was the director of the Davenport Mellon Senior Seminar. His previous publications include the novel The Kid From Naphtali, Dodd Mead, 1987.

Title: The Perfect Wish
Author: Eytan Halaban
ISBN: 978-1-59299-960-6
Publisher: Inkwater Press
Pub date: July 12, 2013
Price: $15.95, Kindle $3.99
Pages: 340
Distribution: Baker & Taylor, Ingram

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