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The Savage Fortress

By Sarwat Chadda   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545385169 Hardcover
304 Pages | 5.8" x 8.55" | Ages 9 to 12

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

Ash Mistry has always loved Hindu myths: the awesome weapons, the brave warriors, the gods watching over all. Visiting his aunt and uncle in India, he finds the country just as fascinating. When wealthy Lord Alexander Savage asks his uncle to work for him, the family is overjoyed. But Ash knows something is wrong at Lord Savage's fortress, where the bodyguards all seem to have strangely long teeth....

Then Ash discovers a golden arrowhead once possessed by the great warrior-king Rama. In their hunger for the weapon, Savage's bodyguards reveal their true natures: They're rakshasas, demons of Indian myth, defeated by Rama many centuries ago. But why are they working for Savage? And what do they want with the arrowhead? As the myths come to life around him, Ash teams up with a beautiful rakshasa girl in a desperate battle to save not just the world, but reality itself.

Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Brandon Mull, The Savage Fortress introduces a terrific new fantasy hero.

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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 and Anthony Horowitz's "Gatekeepers" series . . . 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 Reviews