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.
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.