Pyre of Queens (Return of Ravana #1)

Author(s): David Hair

Fiction Young Adult 14+

Mandore, India, 769 AD: An evil sorcerer king has devised a deadly secret ritual: he and his seven queens will burn on his funeral pyre and he will rise again with the powers of the demon king, Ravana. But things go wrong when one queen, the beautiful, spirited Darya, escapes with the help of the court poet. Jodhpur, India, 2010: At the site of ancient Mandore, four teenagers meet and realise that the deathless king and his ghostly brides are hunting them down. As vicious forces from the past come alive, they need to unlock truths that have been hidden for centuries and fight an ancient battle . . . one more time. A dark and gripping fantasy series from the award-winning author of The Bone Tiki.


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Finalist - LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award

David Hair is the author of The Bone Tiki, winner of Best First Book at the 2010 NZ Post children's Book Awards. The Bone Tiki and its sequel The Taniwha's Tear are fantasy novels set in New Zealand. David is a New Zealander, who has worked primarily in financial services. He has a degree in history and classical studies. He lived in New Delhi, India, from 2007 to 2010 but has recently returned to Wellington, New Zealand. Apart from writing, he is interested in folklore, history, and has a passion for football.

General Fields

  • : 9780143306122
  • : Penguin Group (NZ)
  • : Puffin
  • : January 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Hair
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.3
  • : 252