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“The imagery is vivid and elaborate . . . . A complex debut that shows promise.” Kirkus Reviews

“Rishab Borah’s brisk, inventive storytelling channels a coming-of-age tale that dazzles like lightning.” Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, author, When the Blue Shift Comes

Fourteen-year-old Khioneus Nevula is beginning to realize something strange is going on. Adopted from unknown parentage, he has always been marked as different by his purple eyes.

Now a winter break that should have been nothing but goofing around with his best friends is haunted by some other presence—ghostly apparitions appear to him in the dark of night, the surface of his mirror ripples like a pool of water, and he dreams of a girl with a long blue braid who invents fantastical devices.

Drawn into a mystical land, he meets his twin sister, a proficient mage, a slightly mad scientist, and a princess. In this land where he is a prince, he finds himself and his friends caught in a war between the inhabitants of Elkloria and an ancient and powerful evil.
THE DOOR TO INFERNA, Rishab Borah’s first novel, creates a fantasy world as fully realized as those of Rick Riordan or Tamora Pierce. Elkloria draws on Borah’s interest in mythology, science, and linguistics as well as the imaginative lands he and his friends once inhabited in play—open to all to explore.

THE DOOR TO INFERNA: A Novel, by Rishab Borah; Trade Paper Original; 220 pages; ISBN: 978-1-941110-96-6; $15; October 20, 2020

Recommended for readers age 11-16.

 


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High Praise for The Door to Inferna

“The imagery is vivid and elaborate . . . . A complex debut that shows promise.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Borah introduces an exciting new fantasy world that will attract reluctant readers. Borah introduces an exciting new fantasy world that will attract reluctant readers.” —Tracy Shouse, Library Media Specialist

“After the first chapter I knew this would be a book that pre-teens would love.” —LibraryThing Early Reviewer

“Escape into a gorgeous world crafted by a passionate, intelligent, imaginative wordsmith. This is no debut. It’s a magnificent feast of the imagination. This adventure moves at light speed and is brimming with mythology, science, magic, fantasy, teenage angst, and heart. Follow Khi, Nessa, Metara, and Max on a journey that will leave you breathless long after the last page.” —Mark Pelletier, Book Talk

“Rishab Borah’s brisk, inventive storytelling channels a coming-of-age tale that dazzles like lightning.” —Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, author, When the Blue Shift Comes



About the Author

Rishab Borah was fascinated with magic and mystical things since he was in elementary school. He started creating the world “Elkloria” when he was 11 years old. Besides writing fantasy-fiction, Rishab is also an accomplished artist and loves to sketch wildlife, imaginary mythological figures and dragons. He also loves programming and science. He taught himself Python and Java programming in order to create his own video games and modify existing games. He currently lives with his parents in the Silicon Valley, California area.

Photo by Chris Shum

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