Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress Paperback
Part of the The Ash Mistry Chronicles series
Breathtaking action adventure for 8 to 12-year-olds.
Ash Mistry, reluctant hero, faces ancient demons...and comes into an astonishing, magical inheritance.
Varanasi: holy city of the Ganges. In this land of ancient temples, incense and snake charmers...Where the monsters and heroes of the past come to life...One slightly geeky boy from our time...IS GOING TO KICK SOME DEMON ASS.
Ash Mistry hates India. Which is a problem since his uncle has brought him and his annoying younger sister Lucky there to take up a dream job with the mysterious Lord Savage.
But Ash immediately suspects something is very wrong with the eccentric millionaire.
Soon, Ash finds himself in a desperate battle to stop Savage's masterplan - the opening of the Iron Gates that have kept Ravana, the demon king, at bay for four millennia...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/03/2012
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9780007447329
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Review by alidevnz
Blimmen brilliant - fascinating hindu mythology with gruesome Gods and Demons. Will give Percy Jackson a run for his money.
Review by othersam
The Ash Mistry books by Sarwat Chadda are a blast. It's great to see a series about a young hero of colour - especially one as spiky and complex as Ash - but what most tickles me is reading about a fresh set of monsters. And boy, does this series pack one of those.As well as a respectful yet startlingly modern take on the creatures of Indian Mythology, Chadda summons from the darkest corners of imagination a bestiary of a breadth and variety rarely seen in Middle Grade and YA fiction lately. My personal favourite monster from the series, from Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness? The 'Carnival of Flesh'. Hee hee hee!For pace and thrills this is right up there with Alexander Gordon Smith's ferociously fabulous Furnace books. But Sarwat Chadda's particular triumph with Ash Mistry is the lightly-worn but ever-present erudition he brings to Ash's saga: these books are steeped in history, opening the scope of this fast, fun trilogy into territories epic and inspiring.