There is no escape from destiny . . . is there?
'Riveting! Like its reincarnated heroes, I was drawn again and again to David Hair's gripping, blood-soaked tale' - Chris Bradford, author of Young Samurai
For four young men and women trapped in its story-cycle, the Ramayana is not just a legend: it is their fate!
In every life they have ever lived, Vikram, Amanjit, Rasita and Deepika have been persecuted and killed by Ravindra on his quest to reincarnate as Ravana, the Demon-King. Now Ravindra has captured Rasita, and demonic beings are rallying to his cause. His triumph is looking certain.
Vikram and Amanjit must rescue Rasita - but in every past life, Vikram has died at Ravindra's hands.
This time, failure is not an option. This time, if Ravindra wins, it will be for ever.
'David Hair hasn't just broken the mould. He's completely shattered it' - Bibliosanctum
Ages-old mysteries must be uncovered and forgotten powers regained as the fight to defeat Ravindra moves toward the final, heart-stopping climax and a finalé that is as startling as it is electrifying.
David Hair, an award-winning writer of fantasy, has been inspired by his travels around the globe. He was born in New Zealand and after spending time in Britain and Europe, he moved to India for several years, which sparked both the Moontide Quartet and the Ravana series. He now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. His epic fantasy sagas The Moontide Quartet and The Sunsurge Quartet, and The Return of Ravana, his retelling of the Indian epic The Ramayana, are all published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Riveting! Like its reincarnated heroes, I was drawn again and again to David Hair's gripping, blood-soaked tale
—Chris Bradford, author of Young Samurai
If you like fantasy influenced by mythology
and would like to explore beyond the well-known Western mythologies, The Pyre
is an excellent departure point
—A Fantastical LibrarianThe Pyre
is an excellent fantasy novel
. If you're familiar with the tales of Rama and Sita, you'll find much to enjoy
, and if not, then David Hair's introduction to the legends are an excellent place to start
—Robin Brooks BooksThe Pyre
was genuinely dark and unsettling
. . . The story-telling within the novel is outstanding—Historical Novel Society
A fantastically written tale . . . An amazing story set in a magnificent background, it had me hooked from the very first page. The last half of the book literally had me on the edge of my chair, rooting for the characters in both timelines and wondering how the history would unfold and if it would repeat itself
book [that] will keep you hooked to the very end
. Hair has managed to pack horror, reincarnation, mythology [and] history all in one book!—The Booklovers Review
David Hair did an amazing job
at recreating the Ravana legend . . . great tension and character development
. . . fantastically written
,will appeal to readers outside the fantasy genre too. A 5 star read!
—Old Victorian Quill
David Hair hasn't just broken the mould
. He's completely shattered it
I enjoyed the characters
. . . [I] was sorry to say goodbye
to the cast—It Puts the Blog in the Basket
it works for everyone . . An interesting story
. Light and dark—Books For Life