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The City of Death

By Sarwat Chadda

"A fabulous, action-packed modern take on Indian mythology. I can't wait to read more!" - Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, on The Savage Fortress

Meet Ash Mistry: eighth grader, pretty good video gamer, guy with a massive crush on the beautiful Gemma...

Oh, and the Eternal Warrior of the death goddess Kali.

Just when Ash has settled back into his everyday London life, his friend Parvati arrives with a mission: The evil Lord Alexander Savage is plotting to steal the Koh-I-Noor diamond from England's crown jewels. Ash and Parvati manage to intercept it, but at a terrible price - Gemma's death.

Outcast and heartbroken, Ash returns with Parvati to India, where he meets up with old friends and develops new powers. But he's haunted by Gemma, by thoughts of revenge against Savage, and by horrifying, blood-soaked dreams. As he hunts Savage all the way to an astonishing, long-hidden kingdom, Ash must face the prospect that he may no longer be entirely human... and his warrior side may lie beyond his control.

Reviews and Awards

"The nonstop action in this exciting sequel to The Savage Fortress uses every bell and whistle of the suspense novelist's craft to satisfy readers - no middle-novel syndrome here.... The well-integrated background information, a doomed romance and lots of video game action will keep teens reading and panting for more." - Kirkus Reviews

"Chadda again shows his flair as a storyteller, weaving ancient Hindi mythology into the present-day story of a teenager miserably torn between his destiny as the savior of the world and his wish to be a normal kid with a girlfriend." - School Library Journal

Purchase Options
Indiebound Scholastic • Amazon • Barnes & Noble

Fall 2013
ISBN: 978-0-545-38518-3
Price: $16.99/$18.99
Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Page Count: 336
Foreign Rights: Greenhouse Literary
Translation Rights: Greenhouse Literary
Rights Available? yes

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