Written and Illustrated by J. M. DeSantis
Page Count: 16
Featuring two stand-alone short stories about J. M. DeSantis's fantasy warrior heroine, Chadhiyana. In the first tale, "A Saviour in the Dark", Chadhiyana comes to the rescue of a woman abused by her husband and hints are dropped about Chadhiyana's relevant past.
In "Chadhiyana and the Serpent", the second tale, Chadhiyana comes upon a poor village which is being terrorized by the god-like serpent, Sagreembal. Taking it upon herself to challenge the creature and rid the world of him once and for all, Chadhiyana soon learns that her sworn foe has the ability to see into a person's past and future: a fact which greatly troubles Chadhiyana and Sagreembal uses to his already considerable advantage.
This is the first appearance of Chadhiyana and a perfect introduction to J. M. DeSantis's character. Based upon Ancient India, Persia and the Middle East, Chadhiyana brings something fresh to the fantasy genre with a strong female lead who is both compelling and complex.
Contains depictions of graphic violence and domestic abuse.
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