Ravindra is about to succeed in his centuries-long quest to become the demon-king - unless four young men and women can stand against this ancient evil . . . The grand finale in the thrilling award-winning adventure.
There is no escape from destiny . . . is there?
'Riveting! Like its reincarnated heroes, I was drawn again and again to David Hair's gripping, blood-soaked tale' - Chris Bradford, author of Young Samurai
For four young men and women trapped in its story-cycle, the Ramayana is not just a legend: it is their fate!
In every life they have ever lived, Vikram, Amanjit, Rasita and Deepika have been persecuted and killed by Ravindra on his quest to reincarnate as Ravana, the Demon-King. Now Ravindra has captured Rasita, and demonic beings are rallying to his cause. His triumph is looking certain.
Vikram and Amanjit must rescue Rasita - but in every past life, Vikram has died at Ravindra's hands.
This time, failure is not an option. This time, if Ravindra wins, it will be for ever.
'David Hair hasn't just broken the mould. He's completely shattered it' - Bibliosanctum Ages-old mysteries must be uncovered and forgotten powers regained as the fight to defeat Ravindra moves toward the final, heart-stopping climax and a finale that is as startling as it is electrifying.
David Hair hasn't just broken the mould. He's completely shattered it - Bibliosanctum
David Hair did an amazing job at recreating the Ravana legend . . . great tension and character development . . . fantastically written,will appeal to readers outside the fantasy genre too. A 5 star read! - Old Victorian Quill
Riveting! Like its reincarnated heroes, I was drawn again and again to David Hair's gripping, blood-soaked tale - Chris Bradford, author of Young Samurai
A fantastically written tale . . . An amazing story set in a magnificent background, it had me hooked from the very first page. The last half of the book literally had me on the edge of my chair, rooting for the characters in both timelines and wondering how the history would unfold and if it would repeat itself
- Draumr Kopa
If you like fantasy influenced by mythology and would like to explore beyond the well-known Western mythologies, The Pyre is an excellent departure point - A Fantastical Librarian
The Pyre is an excellent fantasy novel. If you're familiar with the tales of Rama and Sita, you'll find much to enjoy, and if not, then David Hair's introduction to the legends are an excellent place to start - Robin Brooks Books
The Pyre was genuinely dark and unsettling . . . The story-telling within the novel is outstanding - Historical Novel Society
A riveting book [that] will keep you hooked to the very end. Hair has managed to pack horror, reincarnation, mythology [and] history all in one book! - The Booklovers Review
David Hair is an award-winning writer of fantasy for adult and YA readers. He was born in New Zealand and travelled widely, and after spending time in Britain, then India, he now lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife. The first two books in his epic fantasy saga The Moontide Quartet, Mage's Blood and Scarlet Tides, are also published by Jo Fletcher Books.