NYT Bestselling Author Roshani Chokshi Empowering Kids Through Fiction with ‘Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality’
You may already know of Roshani Chokshi, author of the Pandava Quintet, a 5-book series and part of the “Rick Riordan Presents” publishing imprint. According to Entertainment Weekly, she “puts girl power and diverse protagonists front and center,” and “spins a modern-day fairy tale that adults and children will love,” according to Bustle.
Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality, the fifth and final book, is, according to Kirkus, “[the] thrilling closing adventure shines with the strength of sisterhood, South Asian representation and Chokshi’s trademark humor and wit. A deeply satisfying conclusion to a superb, groundbreaking series. The quintet was inspired by the stories her grandmother told her as well as Roshani’s consuming love for Sailor Moon. Paramount has optioned the books for a movie.
It began with the lighting of a lamp. One day three of Aru Shah’s schoolmates show up at her doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it.
Just a quick light, then she can get herself out of this mess with her school friends. But lighting the lamp unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon also known as the Lord of Destruction, who’s determined to end the world unless the youth can stop him. The novel brings to play the largely untapped world of Hindu mythology and its figures who are deployed to help the young heroine on a journey replete with contemporary pop culture references and an exploration of karma and reincarnation.
In THE NECTAR OF IMMORTALITY, ARU SHAH has only until the next full moon to stop the Sleeper from gaining infinite power. But how can Aru, Mini, and Brynne hope to defeat him without their celestial weapons?
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The Sleeper and his army are already plundering the labyrinth, and the sisters can’t even enter. Their quest to get in will have them calling on old friends, meeting new allies, and facing fearsome trials, like…performing in a rock concert? When the moment of confrontation finally arrives, it’s up to Aru to decide who deserves immortality, the devas or the asuras.
The most unexpected answer will come from a most unexpected place. More surprises and delights, gods, and demons, and laughs and tears await in this immensely satisfying conclusion to the wild ride that began with the lighting of a lamp.
We discuss the latest and last book of the series, what’s to come for Roshani, and more.
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Roshani Chokshi (www.roshanichokshi.com) is the author of the instant New York Times best-selling first book in the Pandava series, Aru Shah and the End of Time, and its four sequels. She also wrote the New York Times best-selling YA books The Star-Touched Queen, The Gilded Wolves, The Silvered Serpents, and The Bronzed Beasts.The Pandava novels were inspired by the stories her grandmother told her as well as Roshani’s consuming love for Sailor Moon. She lives in the south and says “y’all,” but she doesn’t really have a Southern accent. Follow her adventures on Instagram @roshanichokshi.