Kiranmala, sixth grader from Parsippany, NJ, and interdimensional demon slayer, is BACK in a brand new adventure by Sayantani DasGupta that will hit shelves in March 2020. We are so excited to reveal the stunning cover today!
The Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond series has some seriously eye-popping covers. Take a look at book 1, The Serpent's Secret:
To refresh your memory, in book 1, on the morning of her 12th birthday, Kiranmala's parents mysteriously vanish, a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, and she finds out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories — like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and how she comes from a secret place not of this world. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and battle demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld and the Rakkhoshi Queen in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it...
That takes us to book 2, Game of Stars:
When the Demon Queen shows up in her bedroom, smelling of acid and surrounded by evil-looking bees, Kiranmala is uninterested. After all, it's been weeks since she last heard from her friends in the Kingdom Beyond, the alternate dimension where she was born as an Indian princess. But after a call to action over an interdimensional television station and a visit with some all-seeing birds, Kiran decides that she has to once again return to her homeland, where society is fraying, a terrible game show reigns supreme, and friends and foes alike are in danger. Everyone is running scared or imprisoned following the enactment of sudden and unfair rules of law.
However, things are a lot less clear than the last time she was in the Kingdom Beyond. Kiran must once again solve riddles and battle her evil Serpent King father — all while figuring out who her true friends are, and what it really means to be a hero.
So what's next for our fearless, hilarious, and seriously rad heroine?
The Chaos Curse on sale 3/3/20!
The stakes have never been higher.
Kiranmala must leave the Kingdom Beyond and travel to her hometown of Parsippany to save Prince Lal, who has been spirited to the unlikeliest of places—a tree in the yard of her best-enemy-for-life. She should have the upper hand (after all, she’s a Jersey girl), but reality all around her seems to waver and flicker at odd moments, mixing up her own life with other stories and realities. Could it be that the prophesized war between good and evil is coming to a head, with Kiran’s evil Serpent King father leading the way?
Kiran must grapple with the increasingly tangled threads that threaten to ensnare her. If she fails, it could mean an end to her story . . . and the entire multiverse.