Tara’s triumphant return to Morni is short-lived as her stepmother’s daughter, Layla, seeks revenge. And so begins a series of carefully orchestrated
events to cast suspicion on Tara: a dead dog in the village temple, contaminated well water, and whispers that Tara is possessed by the demonic spirit of Zarku’s mother.
Layla fuels the villagers’ blind superstitions and fears. Soon all of Morni is against Tara, even her own family. Death seems to be the only way to stop her evil stepsister.
Tara turns to Lord Yama and his deadly conch for help. After a visit to the Underworld, Tara has only twenty-four hours to prove her innocence and save the village before she must go back to the world of the dead. And live there.
Can Tara believe in herself one last time to defeat Layla, or will Lord Yama and his deadly conch claim her soul?
The Tara Trilogy is a middle-grade fantasy adventure set in India, and infused with Indian mythology, culture, and folklore. A young girl, armed only with courage and belief in herself, must save her family, friends, and herself from an evil healer, intent on destroying all that is precious to her.
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