Most of the time the Moontide Bridge lies deep below the sea, but every 12 years the tides sink and the bridge is revealed, its gates open for trade. The Magi are hell-bent on ruling this new world, and for the last two Moontides they have led armies across the bridge on "crusades of conquest". Now, the third Moontide is almost here, and this time the people of the East are ready for a fight... but it is three seemingly ordinary people that will decide the fate of the world.
The last few months of the moontide - when the bridge connecting East and West rises above the sea - has come, and in the West Emperor Constant prepares the final phase of his plan to conquer the East.....
"Phenomenal End to an Amazing Series"
Tensions are mounting after a devastating battle before the walls of Shaliyah, birthplace of the Prophet. The East is rising, bringing equal measures of hope and despair to the magical world of Urte. For some, Salim's victory is a call to arms; for others it is evidence of a world gone mad. While the armies of East and West clash in brutal conflict, emperors, inquisitors, Souldrinkers, and assassins all have their attention turned elsewhere as they hunt the Scytale of Corineus.
"Bit of a Letdown"
A scarlet tide of Rondian legions is flooding into the East, led by the Inquisition’s windships flying the Sacred Heart, the bright banner of the Church's darkest sons. They are slaughtering and pillaging their way across Antiopia in the name of Emperor Constant. But the emperor's greatest treasure, the Scytale of Corineus, has slipped through his fingers and his ruthless Inquisitors must scour two continents for the artefact, the source of all magical power.
"Such a good time"
Swayamvara Live has ended in bloodshed and disaster. Vikram, Amanjit and Rasita are on the run, accused of the actress's murder. Exiled like the heroes of the Ramayana, they are seemingly beset by the same perils, especially when Vikram encounters an unlikely temptress. Then another tragedy, also foretold in the Ramayana, forces Vikram into the open. But there is hope: Amanjit s skills as a warrior are returning, Rasita is beginning to remember her own past lives, and Deepika is awakening to powers undreamt.
Mandore, Rajasthan, AD 769: Ravindra-Raj, the evil sorcerer-king, devises a deadly secret ritual, during which he and his seven queens will burn on his pyre, and he will rise again with the powers of Ravana, demon-king of the epic Ramayana. But things go wrong when one queen, the beautiful, spirited Darya, escapes with the help of Aram Dhoop, the court poet.... Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 2010: At the site of ancient Mandore, teenagers Vikram, Amanjit, Deepika, and Rasita meet and realise that the deathless king and his ghostly brides are hunting them down.
Mumbai, October 2010: Bollywood actress Sunita Ashoka will marry the man who wins her hand in Swayamvara Live, a reality show on television. Vikram Khandavani decides to participate, for he needs to draw out his nemesis Ravindra. It's a deadly gamble, one that could cost him everything and everyone he loves.... North India, 1175: King Prithviraj Chauhan is about to storm the swayamvara of the beautiful Sanyogita. But Ravindra is coming, riding at the side of a fierce invader.
A wildly popular app that feeds on hatred; a trek that literally brings out the beast in man; a luxury resort you don’t want to visit on a new-moon night; a swimming pool with a deadly secret. In these fiendishly unnerving tales by best-selling authors David Hair, Ranjit Lal, Deepa Agarwal, and others, murdering ghosts, enchanted amulets, a haunted medical school, an uncle with a resemblance to a vengeful lion all bring the paranormal uncomfortably close. Listen if you dare…
Die Mondflutbrücke liegt tief unter der Ozeanoberfläche. Aber alle zwölf Jahre erhebt sie sich aus den Fluten und verbindet die beiden Kontinente Yuros und Antiopia. Zweimal schon hat Yuros seine Armeen von Kriegern und Magiern über die Brücke geführt, um sich das Nachbarreich zu unterwerfen. Jetzt naht die dritte Mondflut, und der Westen rüstet sich zum finalen Schlag.