Goddess of the North
Adult Urban Fantasy
Saraswathi (Sara) is a four-thousand-year-old Hindu goddess accidentally brought back to England by the British Empire’s expansion into India. She draws her meager powers from the innate human belief in law and order working as a police detective in the British city of Sheffield. This allows her to live as a small god who can scrape by without disturbing any of the scarier immortals.
When Sara witnesses a murder performed by another god, she assumes her role as a goddess of order and sets out to discover the motives behind the human’s death. The increased expenditure of power leaves her struggling to hold herself together.
Sara discovers that there is more at stake than a simple murder mystery. Sheffield is a city of many gods, and when their antagonisms and cultures collide it’s the humans who will pay the price. She must stop the feuding gods, but if she ignores her own dwindling godhood she will fade away entirely and be forgotten.
GODDESS OF THE NORTH is adult urban fantasy complete at 95,000 words. It explores themes of racial and immigrant identity, coming of age, loyalty and friendship. It will appeal to people who enjoy American Gods or the Rivers of London series. The book stands alone as a whole and complete story but is the first of a potential series.
I am an Anglo-Indian writer and attended Clarion West writing workshop in 2012. My first novel ‘The Sulphur Diaries’ was published by independent publisher Legend Press in 2011. My latest story is available in the ‘Eclipse Phase: After the Fall’ anthology.