Author(s): David Hair
Mumbai, October 2010: Bollywood actress Sunita Ashoka will marry the man who wins her hand in Swayamvara Live, a reality show on television. Vikram Khandavani decides to participate, hoping to draw out his nemesis Ravindra. It's a deadly gamble, one that could cost him everything and everyone he loves. North India, 1175: King Prithviraj Chauhan is about to storm the swayamvara of the beautiful Sanyogita. But Ravindra is coming, riding at the side of a fierce invader. Only Vikram, in his life as Chand Bardai, stands between Ravindra and all the thrones of India. In the second book of the engrossing Return of Ravana series, the action swings from the floodlit studios of Mumbai to the glittering Rajput courts, while Vikram and his friends battle an age-old adversary whose power is growing like never before ...
David Hair is the author of The Bone Tiki, winner of Best First Book at the 2010 NZ Post Children's Book Awards. The Bone Tiki and its sequel The Taniwha's Tear are fantasy novels set in New Zealand. His latest series The Return of Ravana takes readers to India, blending Indian mythology and fantasy with a cast of young contemporary characters. The first two books in the series have been published in India as well as at home in New Zealand. David has worked primarily in financial services, and he also has a degree in history and classical studies. He lived in New Delhi, India, from 2007 to 2010, but has recently returned to Wellington, New Zealand. Apart from writing, he is interested in folklore, history and has a passion for football.