The City of Light

Book 1 of The Secret of the Tirthas

‘…an entertaining and exciting book. I was hooked as soon as Lizzie traveled to India…I can’t wait to read the next adventure…I would definitely recommend this book.’ Guardian Children’s Books – full review here.

‘Loads of things to like about this book… I was chuffed to read a well-written mystery book, which could be enjoyed not only by 10-15 year olds but also by older readers… you get pulled into the fantastical world where multiple cultures are connected to one exotic garden in Herefordshire… Lizzie is a lovely, smart voice and I was so happy to read about a character like her.’ The Whimsy Bookworm

‘I loved the way that Indian culture, religion, and mythology was incorporated into the plot…an exciting story’ Hands Full Mama

A portal to India, hidden in a mysterious garden in the English countryside.

A demonic killer, preying on Indian street children.

A lonely English girl, the only one who can stop the killing.

After inheriting a cottage in the remote English countryside, Lizzie Jones discovers a portal to Kashi, the Indian City of Light, concealed in its magical garden. Soon she suspects a mysterious intruder might be the terrifying killer, the Pisaca of Kashi, using the portal to prey on street children and evade capture.

Lizzie must act to save the children – but what can she do?

A fast paced mystery adventure for lovers of His Dark Materials and Harry Potter.

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