Brand new series, to be published by a mainstream publisher
The Futureverse grows and develops with each book. As new characters emerge, I will follow the thread and unravel their stories too.
5. What connects all the books in the MANY LIVES Futureverse?
Ruby Iyer’s story is connected to that of Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese princess in whose dowry Charles II received the seven islands of Bombay. Catherine’s sword has the power to control nature if and only if it is used by her direct illegitimate bloodline, for there is no record of her having had children. As each generation after Ruby comes of age, turns eighteen and inherits the sword, their story is triggered.
6. Is it Mumbai or Bombay?
The city changed its name in 1995. I grew up in Bombay and the MANY LIVES futureverse is also set in Bombay, now a city that does not exist in the real world.
7. Why do I write?
I write to understand myself.
8. What you can expect from my books?
I believe you will find yourself reflected in one or perhaps many of my characters. I hope my stories will help you understand yourself better, help you unravel your own life motivations, just as I peel back the layers of my life when I write.
9. What is my style of writing called?
My style is ‘Suzanne Collins meets Haruki Murakami.’ Magic realist, fantastical, action thrillers, with young protagonists as heroes. I have also been called a mainstream Angela Carter