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A spark of white fire

Author: Sangu Mandanna
Publisher: New York : Sky Pony Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The first book in a scifi retelling of the Mahabrahata. When Esmae wins a contest of skill, she sets off events that trigger an inevitable and unwinnable war that pits her against the family she would give anything to return to. In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Space operas (Fiction)
Science fiction
Fantasy fiction
SciFi
Young adult fiction
Fiction
Young adult works
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sangu Mandanna
ISBN: 9781510733787 1510733787
OCLC Number: 1049155005
Description: 311 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Sangu Mandanna.

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The first book in a scifi retelling of the Mahabrahata. When Esmae wins a contest of skill, she sets off events that trigger an inevitable and unwinnable war that pits her against the family she  Read more...

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