Ash Mistry and the City of Death

In this fast-paced sequel to ASH MISTRY AND THE SAVAGE FORTRESS, Ash and Parvati join forces once more to track down Lord Savage in Kolkata. But to get what he wants, Ash must make a deal with his archenemy.

Three months after returning to England, Ash Mistry is trying to get back to normal life, like high school and finally getting up the courage to ask Gemma out. But Parvati returns to let him know that Lord Savage is about to execute another evil plot. The Koh-I-Noor diamond, a powerful and divine super-weapon, has been stolen from the Tower of London and is to be sold to Savage. With the diamond, Savage could wreak havoc on the world and bring back the dead. Ash sees his chance to finally stop Savage, so he and Parvati set out to find the Koh-I-Noor before Savage does.
But in their quest to stop Savage, they are attacked by his people and Ash’s friend Gemma is killed. Devastated, Ash blames himself for her death, and decides they should use the Koh-I-Noor to bring her back to life. But in order to get the diamond and save his friend, Ash must work with Savage, the only one who knows how to use the super weapon. As Ash gets pulled deeper into Savage’s plans, he confronts ancient powers, long-destroyed kingdoms, and even his friends. Will it all be worth it in order to bring Gemma back to life?

Rights details

UK/Commonwealth/English-language Europe: HarperCollins UK (Feb 2013)

USA/Canada: Arthur Levine Books, Scholastic USA

Good news

YALSA Best Fiction for YA 2013

Nominated for YALSA’s Best of 2013 listing.

The Author

Sarwat Chadda

Sarwat Chadda was raised on stories of Saladin, Richard the Lion-Heart and the Crusades, viewed from both sides, and started out writing role-playing game scenarios. He was a senior engineer in a past life, but now writes full time.  His YA novels, DEVIL’S KISS and DARK GODDESS, were published in a number of countries and received stellar reviews. His MG novels in the ASH MISTRY AND THE SAVAGE FORTRESS trilogy were published in both the US and UK, and his fantasy trilogy – SHADOW MAGIC, DREAM MAGIC and BURNING MAGIC – publish with Disney-Hyperion under the pseudonym Joshua Khan.

Sarwat has also written for the 39 CLUES and SPIRIT ANIMALS multi-platform series, published by Scholastic, and he has written a number of action-packed texts for graphic-comic publisher Graphic India.

Sarwat lives in London with his family.

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