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An engrossing middle grade fantasy adventure set in Darjeeling, REA AND THE BLOOD OF THE NECTAR follows Rea and her friend Leela as they investigate the mysterious disappearance of Rea's twin brother Rohan and discover the magical land of Astranthia. Author Payal Doshi is bold with her portrayal of Rea, making her authentic and relatable while discovering her own bravery and heroism.

— From Ishita's Kids Book Recommendations

About the Author


Payal Doshi has a Masters in Creative Writing (Fiction) from The New School, New York. Having lived in the UK and US, she noticed a lack of Indian protagonists in global children's fiction and one day wrote the opening paragraph to what would become her first children's novel. She was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When she isn't writing or spending time with her family, you can find her nose deep in a book with a cup of coffee or daydreaming of fantasy realms to send her characters off into. She loves the smell of old, yellowed books. Rea and the Blood of the Nectar, the first book in The Chronicles of Astranthia series is her debut middle grade novel.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781645437635
ISBN-10: 1645437639
Publisher: Mango & Marigold Press
Publication Date: June 15th, 2021
Pages: 352
Language: English