The City of Death

The City of Death

by Sarwat Chadda


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The City of Death by Sarwat Chadda

Perfect for fans of Roshani Chokshi and Rick Riordan!

"A fabulous, action-packed modern take on Indian mythology. I can't wait to read more!" — Rick Riordan 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 Savage is plotting to steal the Koh-I-Noor diamond. 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 and thoughts of revenge. As he hunts Savage all the way to a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545385183
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 850,854
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sarwat Chadda is the author of the YA novels DEVIL'S KISS and DARK GODDESS. A former engineer, he is very glad to now be constructing stories and not ductwork systems. He lives in London, England, with his family. Visit him on the web at and @sarwatchadda.

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Ash stepped forward, but Jackie brought her fangs close to Gemma's throat. Gemma lay still and petrified.
“The Koh-I-Noor and the girl lives,” Jackie growled. Spittle dripped off her canines onto Gemma's face.
They were maybe thirty feet apart, though it was hard to tell with the fog and smoke. Jackie's fangs were a centimeter from Gemma's bare neck. There was no way he'd make it.
Jackie's eyes blazed and her fur shivered across her shoulders. “The diamond, boy.”
They had no choice. “Give it to her, Parvati.”
“Give it to her!”
Parvati stepped back. “No.” Her cold gaze didn't shift from the jackal rakshasa.
Ash reached for the knife stuck in his waistband. It was dark, the distance long, and the katar wasn't designed for throwing, but it was the only chance he had.

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The City of Death 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my son after he read The Savage Fortress. He loves this book and can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best !!!
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