Aman was born in Mysore, India. He grew up in Vizag, studied in Bangalore, lived in Bangkok, and has settled (for now) in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he completed a PhD in experimental psychology. His writing draws from modern Indian history as well as his own upbringing in the region. KAVITHRI is his first novel.
An action-packed and empowering South Asian fantasy epic. An underdog story like no other - Kavithri will remind you of fantasy heroes like Arya Stark, Fang Runin or Gideon the Ninth.
Meet Kavithri. Outcast. Underdog. Survivor. Kavi is a Taemu. Her people, once feared berserkers and the spearhead of a continent-spanning invasion, are the dregs of Raayan society. Their spirits crushed. Their swords broken. Their history erased. But Kavi has a dream and a plan. She will do whatever it takes to earn a place at the secretive mage academy, face the Jinn within its walls, and gain the power to rise above her station and drag her people out of the darkness. Except power and knowledge come at a cost, and the world no longer needs a Taemu who can fight. So they will break her. Beat her down to her knees. And make her bleed. But if blood is what they want, Kavi will give them blood. She will give them violence. She will show them a berserker's fury.
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