The Eye of the Archer
Nominated | Book Awards 2021 | Writings for Young Adults
The Eye of the Archer
'The only thing more human than death is fear'
Deep in the heart of Yggdrassil, the battle between Edasich - The Hyena, and Elrai - The Good Shepherd, is not going well. The signs are everywhere, and Harishchandra's Clan must fight for its very life and the future of the world. While Adit journeys to the centre of the earth with Vera, a powerful witch gone rogue, Akshat must bring The Book of Guardians alive. Who will hold the centre steady when Ragnarok, the Churning of the Oceans, begins? Can H's new avatar, the centaur, foresee the future in the stars? Is there another Starstone, and someone who can wield it?
And the most terrible question of all: Who is the one foe you do not want to meet on the battlefield?
Lives will be given and lives will be taken in this final battle when the gods themselves join forces with the Coven, Hsimah the Fang Collector and Alfhildur, Queen of Elves, to fight a war in which Amar and Ananya, Tarini and Noor, and the Clan confront their worst nightmare.
Spellbinding and powerfully intense, The Eye of the Archer concludes the daring and tenacious campaign of six extraordinary young people against a fearsome, unforgiving force that threatens to destroy everything good, everything worth saving, everything alive.
Giti Chandra is currently Senior Researcher with the Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (under the auspices of UNESCO) in Reykjavík, and has been Associate Professor, Department of English, at St. Stephen's College, Delhi. She is the author of the Book of Guardians trilogy: The Fang of Summoning (Hachette, 2010), The Bones of Stars (Hachette, 2013) and The Eye of the Archer (Hachette, 2020). Her (mostly sci-fi) short stories and (mostly sentimental) poetry have been published in various amazing publications. Giti writes poetry in April, paints on Tuesdays, has a PhD from Rutgers, and feels that people would do well to learn that a cello is not an oversized violin. She lives in Reykjavík with a husband, two kids, a dog and a cat.