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The City of Death

By Sarwat Chadda   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545385183 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.71" x 7.55" | Ages 10 to 14

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545576406 Ebook
336 Pages | Ages 10 to 14

Ash escaped The Savage Fortress . . . but can he survive The City of Death?

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.

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Praise for The Savage Fortress

*"Plot-driven, fast paced, exciting, and sometimes terrifying, The Savage Fortress is the ideal next step for readers who loved Rick Riordan's books about the Olympian heroes . . . Make time for this novel, because it is very hard to put down." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A classic hero's quest . . . fans of Riordan's Kane Chronicles, Indiana Jones, and the like will appreciate this non-Western take on fantasy adventure." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Nonstop action and likable teen characters will attract fans of fantasy quests such as the Percy Jackson books and the saga of Nicholas Flamel." —Kirkus