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

A first-generation immigrant, Sarwat Chadda has spent a lifetime integrating the best of his Muslim heritage with the country of his birth. There have been tensions and celebrations, but he’d not wish it any other way.

A life-long gamer, he embraced his passion for over-the-top adventure stories by swapping a twenty-year career in engineering for a new one as a writer. That resulted in his first novel, Devil’s Kiss, back in 2009. Since then he has been published in a dozen languages, writing novels such as the Indian mythology-inspired Ash Mistry series, the Shadow Magic trilogy (as Joshua Khan), and the bestselling City of the Plague God, a Rick Riordan Presents title. While he’s traveled far and wide, he’s most at home in London, with his wife, two daughters, and an aloof cat.

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