City of the Plague God

City of the Plague God

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents CITY OF THE PLAGUE GOD, an adventure based on ancient Mesopotamian mythology written by Sarwat Chadda, author of the Ash Mistry series. Characters from the Epic of Gilgamesh populate this high-stakes contemporary adventure in which all of Manhattan is threatened by the ancient god of plagues.

Thirteen-year-old Sik wants a simple life going to school and helping at his parents' deli in the evenings. But all that is blown to smithereens when Nergal comes looking for him, thinking that Sik holds the secret to eternal life.Turns out Sik is immortal but doesn't know it, and that's about to get him and the entire city into deep, deep trouble.

Sik's not in this alone. He's got Belet, the adopted daughter of Ishtar, the goddess of love and war, on his side, and a former hero named Gilgamesh, who has taken up gardening in Central Park. Now all they have to do is retrieve the Flower of Immortality to save Manhattan from being wiped out by disease. To succeed, they'll have to conquer sly demons, treacherous gods, and their own darkest nightmares.

Title:City of the Plague God
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781368051507
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    City of the Plague God Reviews

  • Rick Riordan

    You Want Mythology? Let’s Get Old School!It doesn’t get any more ‘Old School’ than Mesopotamia. Without a doubt, the stories of Sumer, Babylon and the rest of the Fertile Crescent are my favor...

  • megs_bookrack

    Y'all, I have been excited about this book since I first heard about it in January of 2019. Today, I received an ARC. It's a great day!Thank you so much to Disney Publishing and Rick Riordan Presents....

  • Sheena

    A plague takes over the city of Manhattan and Sik has to take down the evil God Nergal to save the world. If only someone could do that to save us from Covid because I am starting to lose my mind ya...

  • Angelica

    It's crazy to think about this book having been written in 2018 but published in 2021. The world has changed so much in that time, and I understand why the author might have felt a certain way about p...

  • The Artisan Geek

    20/2/20We have a cover folks and she's a beauty!!! So excited!!!!! 27/11/19Gosh! It's hard not to stan this imprint! I mean, Mesopotamian mythology and a muslim boy as main character?! SIGN ME UP!You ...

  • Natasha Ngan

    Bold, brave, and full of surprises! I couldn't stop turning the pages. Chadda balances an action-packed story with his trademark humour and a deft handling of Sik's immigrant identity that feels relev...

  • Ashley

    Star Rating: —> 4.5 StarsThe Rick Riordan Presents imprint has never let me down before, and indeed, this time through the brilliant lens of Sarwat Chadda, once again I am beyond impressed. I truly ...

  • Emma??

    This was charming and witty, with complex characters, action-packed adventures and most importantly - CATS. Serious topics such as discrimination and immigration were covered and deftly handled.The wr...

  • Miranda

    I received an eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I honestly cannot even remember how I came across this book, but I know I was instantly sold when I read it would be inspired by anci...

  • Sherwood Smith

    Following the death of his brother, Mo, Sik deals with his grief by helping his refugee parents’ deli. But when Mesopotamian god Nergal attacks the business in an attempt to find a stolen treasure, ...