The City of Death

The City of Death

Sarwat Chadda / Dec 06, 2019

The City of Death Meet Ash Mistry eighth grader pretty good video gamer guy with a massive crush on the beautiful Gemma Oh and the Eternal Warrior of the death goddess Kali Just when Ash has settled back into his ev

  • Title: The City of Death
  • Author: Sarwat Chadda
  • ISBN: 9780545385183
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Meet Ash Mistry eighth grader, pretty good video gamer, guy with a massive crush on the beautiful Gemma Oh, and the Eternal Warrior of the death goddess Kali Just when Ash has settled back into his everyday London life, his friend Parvati arrives with a mission The evil Lord Alexander Savage is plotting to steal the Koh I Noor diamond from England s crown jewels.Meet Ash Mistry eighth grader, pretty good video gamer, guy with a massive crush on the beautiful Gemma Oh, and the Eternal Warrior of the death goddess Kali Just when Ash has settled back into his everyday London life, his friend Parvati arrives with a mission The evil Lord Alexander Savage is plotting to steal the Koh I Noor diamond from England s crown jewels Ash and Parvati manage to intercept it, but at a terrible price Gemma s death.Outcast and heartbroken, Ash returns with Parvati to India, where he meets up with old friends and develops new powers But he s haunted by Gemma, by thoughts of revenge against Savage, and by horrifying, blood soaked dreams As he hunts Savage all the way to an astonishing, long hidden kingdom, Ash must face the prospect that he may no longer be entirely human and his warrior side may lie beyond his control.

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      • Sarwat Chadda

        Sarwat Chadda has lived and traveled throughout the world, from China to Guatemala He s been lost in Mongolia, abandoned at a volcano in Nicaragua and hidden up a tree from a rhino in Nepal Not to mention being detained by Homeland Security in the US and chased around Tibet by the Chinese police Maybe he just has that sort of face.Anyway, now he s trying to settle in one place and stay out of trouble Hence his new career as a writer It s safe, indoors and avoids any form of physical danger.Throughout his travels, Sarwat has soaked up the myths, legends and cultures of far away places Now, with the Ash Mistry series, he aims to bring these unfamiliar tales of ten headed demons and blue skinned heroes back home and put them beside the exploits of Achilles and Thor His heroes are Prince Rama and the demon slaying Kali Isn t it about time you met them too


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    1. This is even darker than the first book. Ash's problems grow exponentially. He suffers a terrible personal loss that drives him over the edge and forces him to return to the place of origin of his dark powers: India. This time, he is following the trail of Alexander Savage, his nemesis with strange companions, the street thief John and Parvati, a half-demon girl with a very ancient heritage. Ash has to face that the person he was before will never fit again. Too much has happened, and integratin [...]


    2. Initial reaction: What an enthralling action/adventure story with immersive cultural references and interesting take on grief and death. Not to mention that mind-trippy cliffhanger of an ending. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it.I think I have a new author to watch.Full review:How far would you go to save someone you love from the hands of death, especially if there were something holding the promise of bringing them back within your reach?It's definitely been a while since I've come ac [...]


    3. WOW - this sequel even better than the first book (which was awesome). This one seems more tightly plotted and expertly paced. Very violent for an MG book, so I recommend for ages 10+.


    4. Ash Mistry Chronicles Book 2*Ash Mistry and the City of Death* by Sarwat Chaddha Amazing! Ash Mistry is back in this amazing sequel to to the Indian Mythology series that will surely entertain any young reader. This book has made many developments compared to its predecessor. Ash Mistry is totally changed in this book, no longer he is a fatso, young geek boy who is scared of demons but on the contrary he is quite athletic, cool and ready to face challenges and demons head on now that he has defe [...]


    5. I was super excited when I heard about Sarwat Chadda's debut novel; unfortunately, I found it disappointing. However, I heard so many good things about his Ash Mistry series that I had to give it a try. The first book got me hooked, with a fun take on Indian mythology and a central sibling relationship.(I'm going to try to be vague about the events of the first book in this review.)The second book, THE CITY OF DEATH, starts out with Ash having returned home to England and going back to school. H [...]


    6. Unlike most of these reviews, I did not think this book was better than the first. In fact, I found so many things about this book annoying that I really wavered between 3 and 4 stars. I eventually settled on 3.5 because there also so many good things about this book (and series).One of my major pet peeves and something that I consider very lazy is a forced misunderstanding between characters. Think about it. Pavarti has literally known Ash for 4000 years, but instead of just telling him the tru [...]


    7. The story: Ash Mistry is back, but he's not the boy he used to be. The Kali aastra has changed him forever, turning him into a bringer of death. It happens first with the girl Ash has been crushing on since grade school; his anger and guilt send him racing back to India in search of the the stolen Koh-I-Noor diamond, and a way to bring Gemma back from the dead. But if he turns away from his friends and works with Savage, the master of the diamond, will he become just as evil?June Cleaver's ratin [...]


    8. Full of action, but my 11 year old and I both felt that the author let us down.Ash's decision to help Savage just didn't seem believable and Ash's focus on getting Gemma back was too much for both of us. Ash knew getting Gemma back would not turn out well! And he knew how evil Savage has been, why all of a sudden work with him? Overall, Ash's decisions in this book were a little unreasonable and we had a hard time getting past them.



    9. I really, really enjoyed this series. Growing up, like many kids, I was totally into Greek and Roman mythology. Then I found Ancient Egyptian mythology and culture. Back then there were was very little YA and MG literature that I could get my hands on that featured good Ancient Egyptian content (I eventually started reading the Elizabeth Peters mysteries, which had a lot of romance and stuff that I wasn’t all that interested in) or even really Greek and Roman mythology and history. Now that Ri [...]


    10. Dies ist der zweite Teil einer wirklich tollen Fantasy-Reihe. Ich verstehe gar nicht warum die Reihe so unbekannt ist. Für mich ist sie viel besser als Percy Jackson. Von der Altersgruppe her spricht die Reihe eine ähnliche Gruppe an, aber hier geht es um hinduistische Mythologie und die Reihe baut nicht auf Humor auf. Man sollte die Bücher dringend in der richtigen Reihenfolge lesen und daher fällt es mir schwer hier viel zum Buch zu schreiben. Wer Teil 1 nicht kennt sollte unbedingt meine [...]


    11. Review posted on my blog The Otaku Librarian. Yay, it's the gorgeous cover that I started this series for! It was only about halfway through the book when I realized that the person that Ash was fighting on the cover was his friend Parvati. GASP. Drama! When in actually, it wasn't that much emotive drama, which I'm perfectly fine with. As in the first book, while it may be listed as a middle-grade children's book, there is so much blood and gore and violence that I wouldn't put it there at all. [...]


    12. Ash, fresh from his adventures in The Savage Fortress, finds that the most harrowing experience of all is trying to ask out Gemma, his crush. He and his geeky friends have trouble talking to girls, even though Ash is really a demigod, the Kali-aastra, who helps the goddess Kali kill her enemies. When the Koh-I-Noor diamond is stolen from the crown jewels, Parvati (the daughter of the demon god Ravana, whom Ash killed in the first book) asks Ash to help her find the person who stole it, hoping it [...]


    13. The book that I read this quarter was The City of Death by Sarwat Chadda. Ash Mistry, a 13 year old boy, has now gone back to his normal life in London, England and is trying to be the same person he was before. This is the second book in the Ash Mistry Chronicles, and it takes place after Ash's adventure in the Savage Fortress. So the book starts out with Ash and his friend Josh at school talking to Gemma, Ash's crush, when the school bully comes along and tries to embarrass Ash in front of Gem [...]


    14. Here’s what I like in a book: action, humour, a cool setting, great characters, and a plot that doesn’t let up. Not to mention hidden compartments containing little dark chocolate liqueurs.So, how does Ash Mistry and the City of Death stack up?Well, it doesn’t have any chocolate liqueurs, so that’s a black mark for a start. But it does have the rest of it, and hooray for that!This is the second Ash Mistry book. Ash is now the Kali-aastra, the weapon of the goddess of death and destructio [...]


    15. The follow-up to “The Savage Fortress,” Ash is in London with his family and spending time with friends. He’s just a regular 14 year old nerd who likes Dungeons and Dragons. Well, normal, except he’s also the Kali-aastra, the living weapon of the death goddess Kali. After he killed the demon king and absorbed his powers, Ash has noticed that he has unbelievable strength. These powers will fade soon but never fully go away.When the Queen Mother’s crown is stolen, his old frenemy Parvati [...]


    16. Ash Mistry is back in his second book. He is now the Kali-aastra, a servant of Kali, the Goddess of Death. His power has been growing. His dreams are becoming more vivid, and he learns from Parvati, the rakshasa daughter of Ravanna, the demon. She is an immortal, and is Ash's friend.or not. When Lord Savage, the bad guy from the last book, kills Gemma to reach Ash, Ash goes into Kali-aastra mode, where he can kill. The more he kills, the more powerful he becomes. Ash is desperate to get to Savag [...]


    17. Ash Mistry is back in his second book. He is now the Kali-aastra, a servant of Kali, the Goddess of Death. His power has been growing. His dreams are becoming more vivid, and he learns from Parvati, the rakshasa daughter of Ravanna, the demon. She is an immortal, and is Ash's friend.or not. When Lord Savage, the bad guy from the last book, kills Gemma to reach Ash, Ash goes into Kali-aastra mode, where he can kill. The more he kills, the more powerful he becomes. Ash is desperate to get to Sava [...]


    18. Ash has a demon friend Parvati the daughter of the evil ravana. He is settled back to his London life until Gemma dies, his crush. He tries to find a way to save her but he couldnt. Until he realizes that ravana revived savage. Savage killed his aunt and uncle. He goes with khan, the tiger Rakshasa and the demon Parvati to Kolkata.Parvati doesn't care about Gemma and they argue and they have issues for a while when ash is going through savage's traps. He captures savage until savage betrays him. [...]


    19. This sequel had more of everything than the first book in the series, and I ended up liking it less.There was more graphic violence, more convoluted plot twists, more misunderstandings between Parvati and Ash that drove the plot, and more evilness from Lord Savage. I guess I just felt that it was too much, and that I couldn't really relate to the characters anymore.I still enjoyed the fact that I wasn't being handed another Greco-Roman mythology mashup, but I would have preferred a treatment tha [...]


    20. Go a bit deeper than Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom into the lore of India. The goddess Kali is all about death and Ash Mistry, through a minor accident, is her tool of death. Just being in the eighth grade makes that last bit a hard pill to swallow.Follow Ash through many lands as he meets demons, magicians, and rashaka of many kinds.At time dark and a bit disturbing The City of Death has Ash really evaluating his motivation and actions, and the decisions are not easy at any point. A good [...]


    21. More than a three but just shy of a 4. I have to say, I loved the ending. And I like how most of the characters are a realistic blend of good and bad - heroes and villains aren't always black and white, in this series and in life. Ash's inner turmoil got a little boring through the middle of the book, which was what brought down my rating.


    22. I really enjoyed this second installment despite the somewhat repetitive moaning about Gemma and attacking/ insulting Parvati. Twisty, violent, compelling. And no date for the release of the third! Cruel and unusual punishment for fans. My students recommended this series to me and I was sorry to disappoint them with the news. I may have to order in from the UK.


    23. First was way better. There needs to be a veil separating the real and mythical Ash- Gemma/Jackie episode breaks this and doesn't work- this was ver carefully done in the Potter series. References to Potter in the book also seem kitschy. Thought book1 was better written/edited


    24. Oh my gosh I loved this book, it was so cool: through the books so far there's been star trek comments, star wars comment, doctor who comments, punch daggers!, other cool weapon, India mythology, powers, a villain It was super cool!


    25. Not as good as the first book. Ash didn't show a whole lot of growth - too much harping on wanting Gemma alive again, too many stupid judgement errors on his part. But I did enjoy the Indian mythology and culture.


    26. Refreshingly funny yet serious tale that takes reader on a thrilling, death-defying ride. But, omg, it is the last chapter of this amazing, badassery x3 Ash Mistry & the City of Death that is a real doozy and leaves me craving book 3 naowwwwwww!


    27. Indian gods and monsters are so much more interesting than Greek and Roman ones. Any book that has me doing research is an interesting book. The cover does not do the book justice. I kept imagining kick ass illustrations all through the novel - yes, let's see multi-armed Kali holding severed heads!


    28. I thought this was much better than the first one. Ash was a thousand times less annoying and it had a great story. Read my full thoughts here :)


    29. The plot here zooms along and Ash is tugged and yanked by storms of adolescent passions and torrents of godly drama from one moment to the next. Lord Savage reemerges, no surprise, but the ending caught me, not to mention Ash, WAY off guard!


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