“You will never have it,” she whispered. “Not in this life.”
In the frozen mountains of Iceland, amid the leaping Northern lights, Vasuki – the giver of life, Protector and Friend – leaves a vital secret with a young girl. Over a thousand years later, in the bustling suburb of Gurgaon, in India, six young people with startling gifts discover the secret. Hurled into a testing crusade against the terrifying adversary, they are called upon to decipher the long-buried past, and save the future of mankind. They have no choice but to follow a destiny enmeshed with the fate of dying planets, ancient warriors and the Universe.
“I am the blood that flows under all. . I am the fire and bones of stars”
In the colossal caldera of the Yellowstone national park, a geyser blows in a startling eruption of red, and young Akshat disappears. This is only the tiny, terrifying start to the primal battle, now resurrected in full fury, between the two ancient foes, Elrai and the Edasich. As the frantic search for Akshat ensues, his cousins, the child-guardians entrusted with olden secrets, come together with a coven of witches to rescue their beloved Akshat-and indeed, the world-from certain peril. But will their growing powers be enough against the merciless evil let loose by the desperate and vicious hyena-faced one? Will they be able to prevent a cataclysm of scorching lava and pulverized rock from reaching earth? Who will finally don the good Elrai’s baldric and leash the trail of death and destruction? Gripping and heart-stopping, The Bones of Stars tracks the defiant crusade of six extraordinary young people against a formidable, brutal force that threatens to obliterate the whole world as you know it. And end it forever.
Dyrholae – Doorway in the Earth
“And then, with one last look at the creature before them, Adit jumped.”
(The Fang of Summoning)
The 75th WorldCon, Helsinki 2017
Panel Discussion, a solo hour, book signings!
And check out an audience member’s response to the panel discussion I was on:
“That was followed by the best panel in Worldcon 75 that I attended: Golems and Flying Carpets: On drawing inspiration from Middle Eastern and Asian story-telling tradition, mythologies and religions, without fallling into the trap of orientalism and imperialism, by Nahal Ghanbari, Giti Chandra and Cenk Gokce. With a name and description like that, I was not prepared how much the audience-me included- would laught at that panel. The panelists were great and fun, they had really good points about various themes and ideas and their occasional rants about NCIS ( Cenk’s phone started ringing “Not now, tovarisch Putin!”) or Avatar (“blue painted white man saves the day!”) were both fun and true as hell.”
(and many thanks to the blogger for this picture!)
And another blogger – borrowing with thanks!https://lukuhoukka.blogspot.is/2017/08/worldcon-75-raporttia.html
“Even more interesting was Giti Chandra’s performance, in which she talked about writing and challenges that she was the first Indian ya fantasizer, but did not want to be labeled just like that.”
And this academic online magazine:
“Flying Carpets and Golems was a panel where panelists Nahal Ghanbari, Giti Chandra and Cenk Gokce discussed the occurrence of Middle Eastern and Asian cultures in Western media. Despite the serious issue, the panelists also knew how to entertain the audience. Panelists presented good, constructive criticism of movies, TV shows and comics, highlighting positive examples of the representation of Middle Eastern cultures, such as Marvel’s superstar Kamala Khan.”