by Sarwat Chadda
This book is the first in a new series that is a lot like Percy Jackson and the Olympians, but with Hindu gods instead of Greek. You want to read it already, don’t you?
Ash Mistry is on vacation in India (although he wouldn’t call it vacation) with his aunt and uncle, and can’t wait to get back home to London and his “normal” life. When his uncle is offered a million pounds to work on a strange archaeological project with the creepy, mysterious and old Lord Savage, Ash thinks it’s a little weird. But it’s not until he notices that some of Lord Savage’s staff have claws and glowing eyes that Ash starts to look a little closer.
Ash doesn’t have natural supernatural powers like Percy Jackson, but he does inherit some awesome abilities from the goddess Kali that help him save the world from the wrath of the demon-king Ravana. There are some sad and scary moments, but if you’ve read the Percy Jackson books you can probably handle this book. Look for the second book in this series in October of this year.