‘Aru Shah and the City of Gold’ by Roshani Chokshi Out Now!

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Rick Riordan Presents

The fourth book in the quintet about Aru Shah and her sisters has finally hit the shelves of bookstores everywhere! Aru Shah and the City of Gold is the latest and final installment by bestselling author Roshani Chokshi. Published by Rick Riordan Presents, the imprint aims to elevate works focusing on the diversity of mythologies from around the world by publishing highly entertaining books from authors of underrepresented cultures and backgrounds. 

Aru Shah and her sisters–including one who also claims to be the Sleeper’s daughter–must find their mentors Hanuman and Urvashi in Lanka, the city of gold, before war breaks out between the devas and asuras. Aru has just made a wish on the tree of wishes, but she can’t remember what it was. She’s pretty sure she didn’t wish for a new sister, one who looks strangely familiar and claims to be the Sleeper’s daughter, like her. Aru also isn’t sure she still wants to fight on behalf of the devas in the war against the Sleeper and his demon army. The gods have been too devious up to now. Case in point: Kubera, ruler of the city of gold, promises to give the Pandavas two powerful weapons, but only if they win his trials. If they lose, they won’t stand a chance against the Sleeper’s troops, which will soon march on Lanka to take over the Otherworld. Aru’s biggest question, though, is why every adult she has loved and trusted so far has failed her. Will she come to peace with what they’ve done before she has to wage the battle of her life?

Loosely based on mythology, Aru Shah and the City of Gold is filled with just as much magic, mystery, and adventure as the previous three titles in the series. Readers will be wishing for the fifth and final book after devouring this amazing journey! Aru Shah and the City of Gold is available online and in bookstores everywhere today, so be sure to grab a copy digitally or from your local brick and mortar.

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