Shashi Warrier

Shashi Warrier is the author of The Hidden Continent, Suzy’s Gift and five thrillers: Night of the Krait, The Orphan Diaries, Sniper, Noordin’s Gift, and The Girl Who Didn’t Give Up. Hangman’s Journal is a semi-fictional biography of the last hangman of the erstwhile kingdom of Travancore and The Homecoming is a novel based in Kashmir. He has also written a political satire, The Pillow Talk Movies, and a murder mystery, The Man Who Wouldn’t Be God. He is currently working on a non-fictional account of a 40-day, 11000-km motorcycle ride across the country. His new children’s book Magical Tales will be out soon.

The Blue Kangaroo by Shashi Warrier (forthcoming)

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Category: Children’s (Middle Grade)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India (forthcoming)

Many years ago, the Lord of All Magic, fed up with the intrusion of humans into the lives of magical beings, withdrew to a continent in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that he hid, by magical means, from the sight of all humans outside.

Life with magical creatures can never be dull.

The Blue Kangaroo is a magic diamond in which flickers a blue flame shaped like a kangaroo, and brings luck to the man who finds it, who becomes king of Campbridge. But an old dragon steals the Blue Kangaroo, and the finder’s luck fades away. The king dies childless, to be replaced by a regent, who announces that whoever returns the diamond to the kingdom will be the new king.

The old dragon abandons the jewel in an isolated corner of the Continent where no magic has reached yet: the Kingdom with No Name. Nobody here knows of the diamond, or that whoever returns it will be crowned king of another faraway kingdom.

It lies unclaimed in a museum until a pirate tries to steal it. But stealing it isn’t easy, for there’s an orphaned boy in the way, with a young female dragon helping him. Leo and his itchy dragon friend Hot Lips are drawn into battle with the pirate Deadly Dirk and his bloodthirsty gang to prevent Dirk from stealing the Blue Kangaroo and taking the throne of Campbridge.

The Frazzler Bear by Shashi Warrier (forthcoming)

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Category: Children’s (Middle Grade)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India (forthcoming)

Many years ago, the Lord of All Magic, fed up with the intrusion of humans into the lives of magical beings, withdrew to a continent in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that he hid, by magical means, from the sight of all humans outside.

Life with magical creatures can never be dull.

Deep in the Dark Forest in the middle of the Hidden Continent lives the last of the Frazzler Bears, a four-ton brown bear stronger than an elephant that lives on fruit and honey. Victor, king of Oxenford, has been deposed and replaced by his cowardly cheating cousin, Schicklburger. Victor and his son Littlemoon leave the kingdom to live in a village in the forest, and there Littlemoon befriends the Frazzler.

Meanwhile, the beautiful princess Melissa of Campbridge gets lost in the forest and finds herself in the company of Victor and Littlemoon, and there finds that they are friends with the Frazzler. When she returns home, she persuades her father to announce that she will marry the first man to bring her a live Frazzler Bear. Schicklburger, desperate for Melissa’s hand in marriage, tries again and again to capture the Frazzler, but the Victor and Littlemoon join the Frazzler to defeat Shicklburger’s evil designs.