Bronze winner, 2015 Readers Favorite
Finalist, Indie Excellence Awards
Finalist, 9th IAN Book of the Year Awards
"Laxmi's writing grabs you from the very first page and never lets go." Rebecca Hamilton, USA Today bestselling author
"Laxmi Hariharan can write! Great detail and high emotions." - Dii, Amazon Top 500 reviewer
"... presents so much more than a singular, easy path." - Midwest Book Reviews
"I absolutely love the beautifully evocative descriptions... One hell of a read." - Readers' Favorite
"... a white-knuckle ride through a disintegratingBombay." - Fran Pickering, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winning author.
"... forges new paths in its setting and context."- Charmaine Savage, Reviewer, NetGalley
"The author does an excellent job of portrayingthecity-as-a-mother, leaving the hero(ine) to grapple with the dilemma of choice." - Jormund Elver
From the Author
1. Why should I read the RUBY IYER DIARIES?
This 10,000 words novelette is an easy, low commitmentway for you to decide if you want to invest more time in reading the series.
2. What is the MANY LIVES universe?
The MANY LIVES universe begins with the story of Ruby Iyer and Vikram Roy in Bombay 2014-15. It extends to their progeny, with stories set in Bombay & London 2035 and Bombay & London 2060.
3. What connects all the books in the series?
Ruby Iyer's story is connected to that of Catherine ofBraganza, the Portuguese princess in whose dowry Charles II received the seveni slands of Bombay. Catherine's sword has the power to control nature if and only if it is used by her direct illegitimate bloodline, for there is no record of her having had children. As each generation after Ruby comes of age, turns eighteen and inherits the sword,their story is triggered.
4. Is it Mumbai or Bombay?
I grew up in Bombay, and the MANY LIVES universe too is set in Bombay.
5. What is the suggested order of reading the Many Lives series
Each is a standalone novel, however you can also read the books in this order.
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- Shoot The Moon (to be published by Juggernaut books)
- UnTamed: The Story of Wolfgirl Leana Iyeroy. Part of the UnCommon Bodies Anthology
- Exhale - Part of the UnCommon Origins Anthology