The Frankincense Trail

About the Author: Jody Kihara

I m an author of young adult and mid grade novels My latest YA novel,


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  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • The Frankincense Trail
  • Jody Kihara
  • English
  • 09 June 2017
  • 9780986949715

The Frankincense Trail In 200BC, Frankincense Was Worth Its Weight In Gold, Making Arabia Was The Envy Of The World But Wealth Comes At A Cost The Precious Resin Was Transported Along The Frankincense Road, A Dangerous Route Through Rocky Mountains And Barren Desert Alia Is A Princess In A Dwindling Kingdom That Lies On The Frankincense Road Having Grown Up Hearing Tales Of The Famous Queen Of Sheba, She Dreams Of Finding A Way To Restore Her Kingdom S Former Might When A Caravan Journeying To The Mysterious Incense Lands Stops To Take On Travellers, She Sees Her Chance She Soon Realises, However, That Her Trust In The Caravan Leaders Has Been Misguided They Are Not Mere Incense Merchants, But Traitors And Mercenaries Alia S Journey Soon Turns From Dangerous To Life Threatening The Frankincense Trail Is A Story That Transports The Reader To A Time And Place Reminiscent Of The Arabian Nights Tales.

10 thoughts on “The Frankincense Trail

  1. MarytheBookLover says:

    My Opinion I really liked this book I loved that it was set in the Middle East It s a YA book set in 200 B.C This story is about a teenage Princess named Alia that is upset about the death of her mother and the illness that has landed in the town she lives in Alia has a strong desire to get out of the town and be free She feels like she hasn t seen anything in her life and just wants the chance to experience life so she decides to dress up as a boy and travel with a caravan What she finds is herself and her reason for being She finds that life outside the palac...

  2. Jennifer says:

    I was privileged enough to have helped this author out by reading the first couple of chapters for her so I was really excited to read this when it was released I have Jody s other books on my to read list but this was the first one I ve read to far Set in 200 B.C Middle East this was different from anything I have read, ever You can tell much research went into this book and the descriptions were so colorful I could see everything play out in my mind as I read A few extras in this book, like a map of the trail, glossary of words, and a well written afterwards were just an added bonus I highly recommend this book This is a story about a teenage princess, still dealing with the grief of the death of her mother, recovering from a illness that had swept through the town she lives in, feeling like she has not seen anything in her young life, and a desire for adventure Not the oldest child and not the youngest, she feel stuck in a lavish life being in the middle, knowing soon she will be married off.All she wants is be heard and help get her father s kingdom thriving again When no one will listen to her or her ideas and seeing a small caravan of traders stop in her town she decides her wanted adventure time is now With the help of her best friend servant she disguises herself as a boy, as the traders will not take a young unmarried woman ...

  3. Fatima says:

    In 200 BC, Aliya is a princess in the kingdom that lies on the Frankincense Trail She stays locked up in the palace all day, only wanting to help her village, which is in poverty Her town is slowly crumbling and losing access to the trading routes, so Aliya takes it upon herself to help Her mother told her about the stories of the famous Queen of Sheba finding trading routes Like her, she too wants to help She cant speak up in between her two brothers and father, her servant being the one to help her Aliya disguises as a boy and goes on a life changing journey when caravan travelers make a stop by her kingdom But will she find what shes looking for when the caravan men make her journey from dangerous to life threatening How far will she go for her kingdom in the scorching heat and unknown trails of the desert In this adventurous and fast paced realistic fiction, the author, Jody Kihara paints a vivid picture in your head You ll get the f...

  4. Darlene Foster says:

    What an enjoyable trip back to ancient Arabia through the experiences of the fifteen year old princess, Alia I loved this book It has everything I relish in a book a smart, strong female main character, a cast of well developed, interesting side characters, authentic historic detail, the endless desert and an exciting adventure There was just enough action in this book to keep the story moving The vivid descriptions of the desert made me thirsty Many teens will relate to Alia s feelings of despair and self doubt, as they will also understand her feelings toward her brothers, her maid and the members of the caravan Ms Kihara obviously did much research to bring this story to life I liked the glossary at the e...

  5. TheBookAddictedGirl says:

    4 Out of 5Alia is a princess, an Ameera Her place in life is to get married to a prince from another kingdom and have children But she doesn t want that Alia wants to travel the desert, to visit the mysterious incense roads With the help of her friend Safiy, Alia disguises herself as a boy, and joins a caravan of traders, headed for the frankincense lands But what Alia doesn t realise is that traders are highly superstitious, and one tiny little sign of misfortune could lead to someone getting left behind in the middle of the desert When I was given this book, it was compared to the Arabian Nights I love that time period, with the jinn and traders So I really, really was not disappointed with this book It felt like I d travelled back in time It was vibrant So very vibrant that I could feel it, feel the book, the place, the people I loved every page, every moment I loved this book addicted from the word go I can t wait to see what Jody brings out next Hopefully another historical book just like this one Maybe even a sequel But either way, I have a feeling that no matter what it s about, it will be amazing.Alia was wonderful I loved her spirit, her determination For a pr...

  6. Orchid says:

    Review taken from my blog, The Haunting of Orchid ForsythiaFirst Sentence It was the dust cloud she saw first Review While the synopsis is what first caught my attention on The Frankincense Trail I was not all too sure on what I could expect from it, especially since it would be set in the 3rd century My first fear was that it would read like a history text, but thankfully it did not It was a pretty thrilling read as you got to follow Alia s trip from her home in Teloum to the incense groves.I really loved how The Frankincense Trail was laced with danger and adventure, and that Alia s character was pretty much dead in the middle of all the action One of the things that pulled me into this book, other than Ms Kihara s writing, was the vivid setting and the MC who was an absolute joy to read about I thought Ms Kihara did an excellent job of bringing the 3rd century and how the people of that era depended upon traders in order to survive to life I especially loved how the basis of the story was about Alia and her journey to ultimately find her...

  7. Laura says:

    I was in a dreamy mood when I picked up this book and it was exactly what I was looking for and I was transported on an exotic adventure reminiscent of Arabian Nights together with a feisty princess heroine, and a caravan leader whose dark penetrating look had me riveted.The year is 200 B.C Alia is a 15 year old princess whose palace lies on the Frankincense Road, a dangerous route through rocky mountains and barren desert, where traders travel to transport the precious resin frankincense that was worth its weight in gold at that time.Illness and financial problems has swept through Alia s town and she isn t content to sit back and do nothing She knows her father will marry her off, probably for political alliance, and the relationship with her brothers has become strained since her mother died She is quick witted and wants to do her share of helping her kingdom So she disguises herself as a boy to make the journey with a passing caravan to the mysterious incense lands of the south.The journey is dangerous and risky The traders turn out to be mercenaries, and Alia discovers ...

  8. Jackie Anton says:

    The Frankincense TrailBy Jody Kihara Alia is a 15 year old princess whose palace lies on the Frankincense Road in the year 200 BC Frankincense, a precious resin, was worth its weight in gold at that time Caravans traveled a dangerous route through rocky mountains and barren desert to transport the resin Alia s town is crumbling and in economic straights the people are leaving for the prospects of a better life elsewhere Conflict with her brothers and the knowledge her father will probably marry her off for political alliance set her off on a hazardous journey She is determined to help her kingdom and see some of the outside world So she disguises herself as a boy to make the journey with a passing caravan to the mysterious incense lands of the south This is a tale filled with adventure, danger, and mystery The traders she chooses for her quest turn out to be mercenaries, and Alia discovers the meaning of endurance and the cost of deceiving dangerous men The scenes between Alia and the caravan leader are intense and leave the reader wondering where they will lead Both Alia and Kardal are strong willed and their turbulent relationship helps move the story forward A sheltered and naive princess our heroin learns through hardship, perseverance, and nearly losing her life, how to use her inn...

  9. Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) says:

    This is a bit of a deviation from what I usually read, but I totally enjoyed it It is set in the 3rd century BC when the precious resin, frankincense, had to be transported via a dangerous route including both desert and mountains This is a time and place in history that I have not read about before but was fascinating, and the author really brought it alive.It is the story of a princess, Alia, who is discontented with her life and also has far reaching ideas of how their failing kingdom could be brought back to prosperity But she is a girl and no one is interested in her ideas She conceives the idea of hiding herself as a boy and traveling with a caravan to the lands where the incense is harvested Although this idea is not a unique one in books, the setting is different enough and the cha...

  10. Jennifer says:

    Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres and Jody Kihara s The Frankencense Trail is a great addition to the genre Kihara includes a map of the journey and a glossary of character names to keep you on track Sometimes character names can be easily confused but that s not the case here If you re like me and always wonder what a character name means, then you re in luck because Jody covers that too.Princess Alia s journey on the Frankincense Trail is physically and emotionally intense She struggles at times to hide that she s a girl and there are several close calls The descriptions of the surroundings are great and definitely build a clear image as to what the environment must have been like in 200 B.C.The strength of the MC, Alia, is amazing She has no problem speaking her mind and standing up for those that can t stand up for themselve...