Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress

Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress
Sarwat Chadda
Reviewed by Josh Alliston
HarperCollins Children's Books
Thu, 01/03/2012

Ash Mistry is just your typical teenage boy. He likes computer games, hanging out with friends and avoiding homework.

But all that is about to change. Whilst on a trip to India visiting his aunt and uncle, Ash's world is turned upside down when he discovers demons and black magicians are real, and that maybe, just maybe, he is the eternal warrior, destined to save the world. Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress is a fast-paced, action packed roller-coaster of a book, with generous helpings of blood, gore and danger; but what makes it stand out from the crowd is the mythology the monsters and heroes come from. Based on the Hindu story of Rama and the demon king Ravana, Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress brings these characters hurtling into the 21st century, and does it spectacularly.
This is the Percy Jackson of Hinduism, and a must read for anyone who likes their action fast, their demons terrifying and their heroes bruised, bloody and still fighting on.

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