1. We have a young boy (Ash Mistry, aged 13).
2. We have a demon king (Ravana, who's age is his own business).
3. We have an Indian setting (glorious, ancient, insanely cool, at least six thousand years old)
4. We have a bad-ass punch dagger (called a katar) because, as all bad-asses know, samurai swords are for wimps.
Oh, and a golden arrowhead. Now that'll be really important.
I'm just back from a jolly nice visit to HarperCollins HQ and have a few spare copies of the arc of this here book. ONE (and only one, alas) copy will be given away this year. So, if you want to read it first and be envied throughout the land, please stay tuned. BUT (big clue) it'll help if you follow me here or on Twitter. Chums on my newsletter will score extra points. Just sayin'.
There are a few minor tweaks still to be sorted but the book's pretty ready to go, though it won't be relased until March 2012 in the UK and Fall 2012 in the US.
I know it's AGES AWAY but some things are worth the wait!