My Indian-based YA series, The Return of Ravana, is to be re-released by Jo Fletcher Books & Quercus in UK and Australasia. Here's the cover for the revised Book One, The Pyre (formerly titled Pyre of Queens). The story remains the same, but the text has been updated and "refreshed".
The Return of Ravana
Mandore, Rajasthan, 769 AD: Ravindra-Raj, the evil sorcerer-king, devises a deadly secret ritual, where he and his seven queens will burn on his pyre, and he will rise again with the powers of Ravana, demon-king of the epic Ramayana. But things go wrong when Aram Dhoop, the court poet, rescues Queen Darya. As they flee the king’s ruthless army, its commander, Senapati Shastri, finds himself realizing where his true love lies─with the beautiful, spirited Darya …But will this love drive Aram to commit an unthinkable act of treachery?
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 2010: At the site of ancient Mandore, teenagers Vikram, Amanjit, Deepika and Rasita meet and realize that the past–and Ravindra–is hunting them down. Can they survive when a deathless sorcerer and his ghostly brides are chasing them; when legends are coming to life, and their every move has perhaps already been written in the greatest of epics about good and evil—the Ramayana?
The Return of Ravana plunges the reader into a world of intrigue, romance and unrelenting action.