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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Breathtaking action adventure for 8 to year-olds. Ash Mistry, reluctant hero, faces ancient demons… and comes into an astonishing, magical inheritance.
Varanasi: holy city of the Ganges. Ash Breathtaking action adventure for 8 to year-olds. 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… Get A Copy.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 28, Rick Riordan rated it really liked it. Sarwat Chadda does a fantastic job bringing Hindu folklore into the modern world, especially the most famous tale, and my personal favorite: the Ramayana. Ash Mistry travels with his family from London to India to stay with relatives while his father consults on a strange archaeological dig.
Soon, Ash discovers that demons and gods are alive and well, and he is called upon to save the world from the rise of the Demon King Ravana. Super fun adventure story where myth meets modern, Indian style! View all 3 comments. Ash Ashoka Mistry , a chubby boy of Indian descent living in England, knows this very well. He is teased because of his weight, his lunch money is stolen; he feels constantly taunted.
Actually, this is the easy part. Ash believes that his summer visit with an aunt and uncle in India, accompanied only by his 10 year old sister, Lucky, holds promise. He is mistaken. The Savage Fortress introduces middle-grade readers to some of the most fascinating Hindu gods and goddesses. This quick-paced tale features the ultimate bad guy.
He wants immortality. His determination to obtain his desire puts him on a quest to find the tomb of Ravana, the demon king. He is very close now, nothing would dare intervene. He will not be stopped. It takes only a short while in India for Ash to understand that things are not what they seem. They seem to stare at Ash and Lucky with eyes of reptiles, birds or furry jungle predators.
Due to the exponentially increasing weirdness, Ash tends to stay as far away from Savage as humanly possible. Not a great plan. Ash takes a tumble that will change him forever……….. Accidentally uncovering the one thing Savage needs to proceed, Ash instantly has the weight of the world on his shoulders.
As he begins to recall past existences, he begins to see things more clearly. The unlikely associates that Ash befriends as he embarks on this journey add a dash of spice to an already hot story. The internal and external struggles that Ash must face bring in a bittersweet undertone. This is absolutely one of the best books, particularly for the genre, that I have ever read. I would have devoured this book when I was in junior high. View all 6 comments. I finished this book a little while ago and simply forgot to mark it, but on the whole?
This was an excellent MG book, and reading it gives much more context for events for the second book "The City of Death. The mythology, action sequences, humor - all of it really intrigued me throughout the story. Review to come. Fast paced action and good writing. A bit gory near the end, but not awful. My one complaint is the hyper irritating transformation of the main character from chubby to skinny, and the way that's portrayed as him losing his weakness and growing into a fierce hero.
Cause fat kids can't be heroes or anything. He even says something like "I guess I just had to diet and exercise" to lose weight. I just I don't know why he Fast paced action and good writing. I don't know why he couldn't just get stronger, and not have to discuss how "easy" it is to lose weight when "you put your mind to it. And they shouldn't have to feel ashamed of that, but this message that weight is really simple to control pops up all the time.
It's a small part of the overall book, which is partly why it bugged me so much. It would have been VERY easy to leave out completely, and the story wouldn't have been altered.
I think kids will enjoy it, I was just annoyed. Dec 23, Alison rated it it was amazing Shelves: confident-readers-chapter-books. It took me a while to realise that there was something a little odd about J.
Tolkien 's world. Simply put, where were the girls? Why was it only male dwarfs and wizards on the adventure? At secondary school we barely read any novels with girls in until Pride and Prejudice at O level. I remembered this feeling as a teacher, and trie Growing up in the s, I was a big fan of fantasy and science fiction Star Trek, Blake's Seven, Doctor Who and loved reading The Hobbit and other fantasy books.
I remembered this feeling as a teacher, and tried very hard to have a variety of fiction representing the children in my class. Malorie Blackman was a big hit, as fantasy post The Golden Compass and Harry Potter became the most popular genre in children's fiction.
I wish Sarwat Chadda had been published then! Ash Mistry and the Savage Palace Fortress in the UK opens with the slightly podgy and geeky Ashoka Ash Mistry and his little sister Lucky on holiday visiting their aunt and uncle in Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges.
He and Lucky accompany his aunt and uncle to a party at the home of the wealthy and eccentric Lord Savage. While there, Ash witnesses some creepy events, and his uncle being offered a huge sum to do some translation of ancient texts. However after a terrible accident befalls his aunt and uncle, Ash and Lucky find themselves on the run from Lord Savage and the demons in league with him. Helped by a sadhu and a shape shifting girl called Parvati, they must stop Lord Savage before he unleashes a terrible evil.
I loved this book. It reads very well, with vivid descriptions and plenty of excitement and peril and gore! E, but I think Ash would appeal to fans of those series, as well as to Skulduggery Pleasant 's.
Ash Mistry and The Savage Fortress
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 Breathtaking action adventure for 8 to year-olds.
Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress
Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda - review
Ashoka Mistry — better known as Ash — is a year-old Londoner. And he hates India. Which is a problem since his parents have sent him with little sister Lucky to spend the summer with family in Varanasi. After all, do bodyguards generally sprout claws and fangs — or have a nasty habit of transforming into massive crocodiles? These guys are rakshashas — aka demons — and the Mistry family is in deep trouble.
Buy online. Ashoka Mistry — better known as Ash — is a year-old Londoner. And he hates India. Which is a problem since his parents have sent him with little sister Lucky to spend the summer with family in Varanasi. After all, do bodyguards generally sprout claws and fangs — or have a nasty habit of transforming into massive crocodiles? These guys are rakshashas — aka demons — and the Mistry family is in deep trouble.