Rick Riordan Presents: City of the Plague God-The Adventures of Sik Aziz Book 1 (Paperback)

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About the Author

Sarwat Chadda, a first generation Muslim immigrant, has spent a lifetime integrating the best of his family's heritage with the country of his birth. There have been tensions as well as celebrations, but he wouldn’t wish it any other way. As a lifelong gamer he decided to embrace his passion for over-the-top adventure stories by swapping a career in engineering for a new one as a writer. That resulted in his first novel, Devil’s Kiss, back in 2009. Since then he has been published in a dozen languages, writing comic books, TV shows, and novels such as the award-winning Indian mythology-inspired Ash Mistry series and the epic high-fantasy Shadow Magic trilogy (as Joshua Khan). While he’s traveled far and wide, including Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, he’s most at home in London, where he lives with his wife, two more-or-less grown-up daughters, and an aloof cat. Feel free to drop him a line @sarwatchadda.

Praise For…

"Bold, brave, and full of surprises! I couldn't stop turning the pages. Chadda balances an action-packed story with his trademark humor and a deft handling of Sik's immigrant identity that feels relevant and important in today's world."—Natasha Ngan, author of the New York Times best-selling Girls of Paper and Fire series

"Combining fast-paced action and heavy does of humor, this Gilgamesh-inspired novel benefits from a well-developed secondary cast. The touching exploration of adolescent grief, and the strong connections between Sik and his parents, provide additional nuance and depth."—Publishers Weekly

"Sik has the trademark snark and humor of all heroes from Riordan's imprint, which makes this venture into one of the world's oldest mythologies more fun--and is especially appreciated given that this villain is a plague god making his literary debut during a pandemic."—Booklist

"The unusual characters, well-developed plot, and perfect balance of witty humor and rapid-fire adventure will keep even those entirely unfamiliar with the mythology or cultural and religious content fully engaged, with Chadda wisely trusting his readers to figure it out while on the run with Sik."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"City of the Plague God is not to be missed. It shines with comedy, drips with menace, and oozes with authenticity. Another outrageously readable winner from Rick Riordan Presents."—Eoin Colfer, internationally best-selling author of Artemis Fowl

Product Details
ISBN: 9781368067324
ISBN-10: 1368067328
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Publication Date: January 11th, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English