Castle in the Air treats issues of difficult family relations and enslavement by evil powers in an entertaining fantasy that resembles The Arabian Nights.
It involves a humble young merchant named Abdullah, a magic carpet he buys from a stranger, and a beautiful princess who is whisked away by a djinn. As the tale unfolds, Abdullah must learn to maneuver the carpet, then confront the troublesome relatives of his deceased father's first wife.
He must, above all, seek the beautiful princess because she wants to marry him. Abdullah energetically wends his way through numerous, fast-paced, and sometimes rollicking adventures with magical characters who are hardly ever what they seem.
Abdullah is a believable character set in an intentionally improbable tale.
He resembles anyone in the real world who faces a humdru m job, bickering relatives, and evil forces that try to thwart good ends, but yet...