In My Hands
IN MY HANDS is a YA contemporary fantasy/adventure pitched as Tomb Raider meets Wonder Woman meets Indian myth.
After the death of her mother, 16-year-old Chandra S. Chengappa reluctantly leaves small-town Virginia for the jungles of India to find the weapon of a Hindu Goddess to destroy the demon hell-bent on obliterating her ancestral home.
Publisher: Ravens & Roses Publishing
Publication Date: August 8, 2022
ISBN: 978-1-7372998-5-1 and 978-1-7372998-6-8
“In My Hands is a spellbinding debut that pulls the reader into the mystical world of tribal myths and powerful rakshasi. With twists as dark as the dangers of the Indian jungle, Achia weaves a human tale of a girl caught between cultures, trying to find a place to belong. The result is an adventure lusciously spun around Indian folklore that shocks and dazzles with characters that captivate and terrify. Tread carefully for this book will leave you turning the pages well into the shadows of the night.”
—Payal Doshi, author of Rea and the Blood of the Nectar—
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Sathya Achia is an Indian American writer who grew up spending summers in the remote rainforests of Kodagu in India. In this magical place, her imagination ran wild as she learned the art of storytelling from her grandparents.
By day, Sathya is a senior medical editor, pairing her curiosity for understanding what makes the world around us tick with a love for communicating across print and online formats.
When not spinning stories, Sathya can be found trying a new yoga pose, exploring the great outdoors, or wrapped up in her greatest adventure of all: Motherhood.
Tags: YA, Fantasy, Magical Realism, BIPOC