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The city of death /

by Chadda, Sarwat [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2013]Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 329 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545385183 (hardcover : alk. paper) :; 0545385180 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780545385190 (pbk.); 0545385199 (pbk.).Title notes: $16.99 9-2014 (db)Subject(s): Demonology -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | East Indians -- Great Britain -- Fiction | London (England) -- Fiction | England -- Fiction | India -- Fiction | Demonology -- Juvenile fiction | Paranormal fiction | East Indians -- Great Britain -- Juvenile fiction | London (England) -- Juvenile fiction | England -- Juvenile fiction | India -- Juvenile fiction | Demonology | East Indians | Paranormal fiction | England | England -- London | Great Britain | India | Paranormal fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: British schoolboy Ash Mistry, the reincarnation of the great Indian hero Ashoka and an agent of the goddess of death, faces the evil Lord Savage again after the villain sends his minions to capture Gemma, Ash's unrequited crush.
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Ash escaped The Savage Fortress . . . but can he survive The City of Death ? <p>Meet Ash Mistry: eighth grader, pretty good video gamer, guy with a massive crush on the beautiful Gemma . . .</p> <p>Oh, and the Eternal Warrior of the death goddess Kali.</p> <p>Just when Ash has settled back into his everyday London life, his friend Parvati arrives with a mission: The evil Lord Alexander Savage is plotting to steal the Koh-I-Noor diamond from England's crown jewels. Ash and Parvati manageto intercept it, but at a terrible price - Gemma's death.</p> <p>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, by thoughts of revenge against Savage, and by horrifying, blood-soaked dreams. As he hunts Savage all the way to an astonishing, long-hidden kingdom, Ash must face the prospect that he may no longer be entirelyhuman . . . and his warrior side may lie beyond his control.</p>

$16.99 9-2014 (db)

British schoolboy Ash Mistry, the reincarnation of the great Indian hero Ashoka and an agent of the goddess of death, faces the evil Lord Savage again after the villain sends his minions to capture Gemma, Ash's unrequited crush.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">From THE CITY OF DEATH: Ash stepped forward, but Jackie brought her fangs close to Gemma's throat. Gemma lay still and petrified. âeoeThe Koh-I-Noor and the girl lives,âe 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. âeoeThe diamond, boy.âe They had no choice. âeoeGive it to her, Parvati.âe âeoeNo.âe âeoeGive it to her!âe Parvati stepped back. âeoeNo.âe 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. Excerpted from The City of Death by Sarwat Chadda All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Ash's (The Savage Fortress) efforts at normalcy are quickly dropped as he returns to India, this time to fight an evil lord. But he cannot deny the excitement and increasing savagery that are in his own body (no longer human, after his rebirth as a living weapon of Kali). Thrilling fight scenes and intriguing cultural references compete with flat dialogue and an overly complex plot. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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