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Published: 28th September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

Netagiri

By: Cyrus Broacha

Pages: 241 Publisher: Random House India

Price: Rs 250

When Jay Huskee—the grand patriarch of the Huskee clan—falls out of a window and goes missing, he sets off a sequence of events that results in one of the biggest political showdowns in the history of Gyaandostaan. His grandson Paul must now stake claim to what is rightfully his. Backed by an ebullient crack team, Paul must confront his greatest fears—including talking to girls—to rescue his people from an oppressive regime

The Winner’s Curse

By: Marie Rutkoski

Pages: 355  Publisher: Bloomsbury

Price: Rs 350

books-2.jpgAs a general’s daughter in an empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, Kestrel has two choices—she can join the military or get married. But she has other ideas. When she finds a kindred spirit in Arin, a slave up for auction, she buys him—for a sensational price that sets the society gossips talking.  But Arin, too, has a secret and Kestrel learns the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Much Ado About Small Things

By: B Bhattacharya

Pages: 240 Publisher: Clarion Books

Price: Rs 495

books-3.jpgThis is an exploration into the world of books; rather the minds of authors of some classics as revealed in the dedications and prefaces, covering a span of more than four thousand years, from the Code of Hammurabi to Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. The book discusses how the classics as we know them now were received when they came out and the consequential agony and ecstacy of authors will reveal many hithero little-known facts.

The Tantalus Redemption

By:  Yudhi Raman

Pages: 340 Publisher: HarperCollins

Price: Rs 299

books-1.jpgWhen Jurvir Nair strikes a deal on a tantalum mine in Africa worth billions, it leads him to Magan, a sinister figure from his past. Nothing has prepared Jurvir for the clandestine blood-soaked trade in tantalum, a metal without which the twenty-first century would collapse. When Jurvir and Magan come face to face, their conflict spirals into a battle of retribution.

God is a Gamer

By: Ravi Subramanian

Pages: 310 Publisher: Penguin

Price: Rs 299

books.jpgAditya runs a struggling gaming company. Enter Varun, part-time drug dealer who turns around the company before disaster strikes. A bomb goes off in Washington sending the FBI on a wild goose chase in Mumbai. The investigators plunge into the shady world of bitcoins and the Dark Net, websites that exist for illegal transactions.



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