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The Spice Gate

By Prashanth Srivatsa

Delve into this debut fantasy and journey through the Spice Gates as Amir, a young man born with the ability to travel between the eight kingdoms, unravels the power that keeps the world in balance, perfect for readers of Saara El-Arifi’s The Ending Fire Trilogy, S.A. Chakraborty’s Daevabad Trilogy and Andrea Stewart’s The Drowning Empire.

‘A magnificent feast of a world’ Shannon Chakraborty, bestselling author of The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi

‘What a story! I think a lot of epic fantasy fans … will really enjoy this one’ Sunyi Dean, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Book Eaters

How far would you go to find home?

Relics of a mysterious god, the Spice Gates connect the eight far-flung kingdoms, each separated by a distinct spice and only accessible by those born with a special mark. This is not a mark of distinction, but one of subjugation: Spice Carriers suffer the lashes of their rich masters and the jolting pain of the Gates themselves.

Amir is a Spice Carrier dreaming of escape. But something is stirring in the inhospitable spaces between the kingdoms. As Amir makes his plan for freedom, he’s drawn into a plot that threatens to unravel the power keeping the gates in balance.

Gods, assassins and thronekeepers all have a vested interest in the spice trade, and Amir will have to decide what kind of world he wants to live in … if the world survives at all.

The Spice Gate invites readers on a spellbinding journey. Srivatsa’s storytelling prowess shines … a must-read for fantasy aficionados’ Taran Matharu, New York Times bestselling author of Dragon Rider

‘Rich, complex worldbuilding, ambitious scale and characters you’ll cherish. A bold, original step forward for South Asia-inspired epic fantasy. I loved The Spice Gate!Samit Basu, author of The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport

‘A grand epic fantasy with a fiery core of rage against injustice. This is a book you can taste, where flavour itself is a kind of magic’ Vajra Chandrasekera, author of The Saint of Bright Doors

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 18 Jul 2024
Pages: 464
ISBN: 978-0-00-861632-8
Price: £16.99 (Export Price) , £16.99, €None
Prashanth Srivatsa is a writer of fantasy and science fiction, based out of Bengaluru, India. Prashanth’s stories and novelettes have appeared in magazines such as Asimov’s, Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF), Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye, among others. He lives in Bengaluru, India. The Spice Gate is his first novel.

'An unforgettable voyage through a magically crafted world, Prashanth Srivatsa's The Spice Gate is a story about power and the resistance to it, garnished with a seasoning of spice. A unique new voice in South Asian fantasy' Gautam Bhatia, author of The Wall and The Horizon -

'A sprawling, epic adventure, The Spice Gate by Prashanth Srivatsa reveals a world spilling over with danger and magic. There is so much wonder in this tale of secret kingdoms, pirates, gods, royals, faith and rebels. The Spice Gate is a feast for the senses, and a breathtaking drama of plots and uprisings, love and resilience, but its golden heart is one man's struggle to provide a better life for his family, and the solidarity of people who have hope for their future and care for each other.' -

Hannah Kaner, Sunday Times bestselling author of Godkiller -