AS WAR AND DEVASTATION drag the natural world to the edge of massive extinction, the Supreme Being brings a child to life: Ellishiva Cinnamon. Deep in the colony of Mannahatta—hidden from human eyes—Ellishiva spends her days nurturing saplings and dealing with her pain-in- the-butt brother Hektor, her clingy little sister Amber, and her well-meaning care- taker, Lady Malinia—the world’s biggest nag.
But Ellishiva’s protected world of endangered species shatters one day when a powerful and ancient evil ambushes her, and speaks a cryptic prophecy. Worst of all, no one will believe her story. As the evil gains strength and threatens to destroy all she holds dear, Ellishiva must find the courage to defeat it—or stand by and watch everyone she loves, and the Earth itself, perish.
About the Author
In 2002, Nirmala quit her corporate job at a marketing firm. She is the founder of the award-winning spice and ayurveda beauty company Nirmala's Kitchen Inc. TM. Today, she travels the world regularly in search of new additions for this thriving enterprise. She has travelled to more than 167 countries.
Nirmala has been featured in Bon Appetit, O: The Oprah Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Food & Wine, The New York Times and numerous other publications. She is a frequent guest on Martha Stewart, The Today Show, CNN, and The CBS Early Show.
Nirmala has published multiple travel- memoir cookbooks: In Nirmala's Kitchen: Everyday World Cuisine (Lake Isle Press, 2006), Nirmala's Edible Diaries (Chronicle Books, 2009) and Ellishiva Cinnamon and the Sixth Element, the exciting first volume in a lush, vivid historical-fantasy series. (Vanadala 2016)
She is the Television host and Executive Producer of Nirmala's Spice World, airing globally on Zee Living and Asia TV networks, worldwide.
Today, Nirmala is a sought-after speaker and consultant on global trends on food, flavor, and fragrance for Fortune 500 companies, and Michelin 3-star chefs. She has spoken and conducted interactive seminars on food, culture, yoga, ayurveda, vastu shastra, farming and ancient civilization at The American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian.
She is also the founder of Nirmala Global Village, a foundation dedicated to empowering orphans around the world.
Ms. Narine lives on an organic farm in New York's Hudson Valley. Her name is Sanskrit for "pure."