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Ash Mistry and the City of Death Ash Mistry and the City of Death

Mohammad Muzammil | Class IX-G | Beaconhouse Defence Campus Karachi

Author: Sarwat Chadda

Review: Sarwat Chadda delivers an enjoyable story with an amazing storyline. He is able to blend in Hindu tradition and beliefs into the story with ease and is able to describe every scene in a unique way.

Summary: After Ash’s encounter with Alexander Savage in “The Savage Fortress”, Ash believes that his life will return to normal. However, before bonfire night he meets Parvati and an old woman named Elaine who tell him that Savage is after the Koh-i-noor diamond rumoured to contain mysterious powers. After Genma is killed in the bonfire night by Jackie the wolf rakshasa, Ash leaves home to hunt down Savage and Jackie and to find the Koh-i-noor in hopes of resurrecting Genma. He finally learns to control his kali-aastra and is able to enter the soma to gain unlimited powers but he soon learns it comes with a heavy price. By the end of his quest, Ash learns that those who die and are resurrected do not come back as they were before; they come back as monsters. He learns that it is best to let the dead rest in peace.
Artemis Fowl Artemis Fowl

Mohammad Muzammil | Class IX-G | Beaconhouse Defence Campus Karachi

Author: Eoin Colfer

Review: Eoin Colfer continues to amaze his readers as he puts the persona of a criminal mastermind into an adolescent boy. He also gives the mastermind an awesome bodyguard who can take on anything or anyone. His choice of words is great and pulls the reader into the story page after page.

Summary: Young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl, along with his bodyguard, Butler, fish out the secrets of the people to exploit them and earn a lot of money. Captain Holly Short from the Lower Elements Police (LEP) is captured by Artemis and then used for extortion. The fairies suffer as LEP Commander Root, senior to Holly, tries to resolve the situation by facing Artemis head on with the help of the centaur Foaly. In the end, Root realises that the boy genius Artemis is always two steps ahead of everyone trying to defeat him.