The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda

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"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

The gods and monsters of India roar to life in this thrilling fantasy!

After three weeks of vacation, Ash Mistry is ready to leave the heat and dust of India behind him. Then he discovers a gleaming gold arrowhead hidden in the sands---a weapon used to defeat evil King Ravana in legend.

At least, Ash is pretty sure it's only a legend . . .

But when Lord Alexander Savage comes after Ash, the legends are suddenly way too real. Savage commands an army of monstrous shapechangers called rakshasas, who want only to seize the arrowhead and restore Ravana to power. As they hunt Ash through magnificent fortresses and brutal deserts, he must learn to work with a powerful rakshasa girl named Parvati, and find the strength within himself to fight on no matter what. Because this isn't just a battle to stop the end of the world. It's a battle to stop the end of reality as we know it.

No pressure.

About Sarwat Chadda

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Sarwat Chadda was brought up on the adventures of the great medieval heroes like Saladin and Richard the Lionheart. His passion for storytelling grew from his love for the history, culture and myths of Europe and the Middle East. Sarwat used to be an engineer, working on projects like the Channel Tunnel and Hong Kong airport, but now he writes full time. He has travelled widely, from China to India, from Nicaragua to Yemen, but there's no place like home, and home is London. Devil's Kiss is his first novel. You can visit Sarwat online at, or visit Billi online at
Published October 1, 2012 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 309 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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A Londoner visiting his uncle and aunt in India, Ash Mistry’s first mistake is picking up an ancient gold arrowhead that involves him and his younger sister Lucky in business left from India’s legendary past;

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Summary: Ash and his sister find themselves thrust into the middle of an epic battle as the monsters and heroes, gods and demons of the Indian sub-continent struggle for supremacy over the earth.

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Ash Mistry is just your typical teenage boy.

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Gr 8 Up—Ash, a 13-year-old nerdy gamer, and his sister Lucky are excited about their trip from London to India to visit their Uncle Vick and Aunt Anita, but India proves to be a little less thrilling than they first thought. Things change when Uncle Vick is invited to the Savage Fortress, home of...

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