One of Barnes & Noble's Top 20 YA novels of 2009. Introducing a fabulous new heroine, Billi SanGreal, this is goth romance meets horror - a blockbusting, dark, supernatural thriller packed with action and excitement.
Fifteen-year-old Billi hates that her father, the Grandmaster, forced her into the modern-day remnant of the Knights Templar – the first-ever girl to join the Order. Billi would much rather be a regular high-school student than a secret warrior out to defeat the Unholy. When she meets thrilling, seductive Mike, Billi is dazzled. But Michael is not just a heart-breaker, he’s an archangel with a terrifying agenda…
Rights: Greenhouse c/o Rights PeopleUSA/Canada: Hyperion (September 2009)
UK/Commonwealth: Puffin Books (May 2009)
Germany: Random House
France: Pocket Jeunesse
Brazil: Editora Rocco
Japan: The Media Factory
Turkey: Artemis Yayinlari
Film/TV: Greenhouse - with co-agent Jerry Kalajian, Intellectual Property Group (IPG)
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Chadda offers an original take on familiar creatures like vampires, the undead and fallen angels, but it’s Billi’s personality and tumult of emotions that will keep readers hooked. A promising beginning to both this series and Chadda’s career.”
Spellbinding – WINNER
Winner of Spellbinding – the Cumbrian Secondary Schools Book Award 2010.
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.