The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a5.263503
(Only she doesn't know it yet.)

On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey . . . until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories-like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and how she comes from a secret place not of this world.
To complicate matters, two crush-worthy princes ring her doorbell, insisting they've come to rescue her. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and battle demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld and the Rakkhoshi Queen in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it . . .

Hardcover, 368 pages
Published on February 27, 2018 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 1338185705
ISBN-13: 9781338185706
29 Book Reviews
  • ananyadhar05
    ananyadhar05about 2 years55 stars
    This book is amazing! Loved reading it.
    • booksfor3ver
      booksfor3verover 2 years55 stars
      I love this book! I want book 3 soon! It is action packed, funny, and serious at the same time! I just can't get over how Sayantani DasGupta detailed it! Oh, but EVERY BOOK I SAY THAT BECAUSE I CAN'T GET OVER HOW I LOVE BOOKS! ok um. Bye! -bookworms4ver
      • ananyadhar05
        ananyadhar05over 2 years55 stars
        This book is amazing.
        • unisgirl
          unisgirlover 2 years
          I just started reading this book and I can't wait to see what happens next. A lot of exciting things are already happening
          • weirdisgood2023
            weirdisgood2023over 2 years44 stars
            Kiranmala is an ordinary sixth grader...with extraordinary parents. She often feels like her family is too different from everyone else—not just because of their food or clothes, but because they think of fact and fiction as the one thing. Well, that’s what she thought. Her mother had always told her that she was an Indian princess, actually the daughter of a serpent king, but Kiran normally scoffed at this. Until her twelfth birthday. Until a monster, right from her parents’ Indian folktales, breaks through her house. Until two mysterious boys who claim to be princes show up on her doorstep. Until her parents disappear. Now, Kiran is sucked into a world of kingdoms, princes, and danger, all in search of her mother and father. As she meets new friends and enemies alike on her journey, she learns secrets—secrets that could destroy her, not only from the outside, but from within. Can she find her parents—before it’s too late? Read this book to find out!
            • hiover 3 years
              best book ever
              • muneymunegrrrl
                muneymunegrrrlover 3 years55 stars
                awesome- spoiler alert rakkoshi grandma is HILARIOUS love this book!
                • marrigold137
                  marrigold137over 3 years55 stars
                  This book gives Rick Riordan's books a run for thier money ! I loved it and the author clearly knew a LOT about Indian folklore and myths . I can't wait to read the next one!
                  • inmemoryofcpr
                    inmemoryofcprover 3 years44 stars
                    I liked this book because it was really exciting. And everything was interesting. I would recommend it to fans of Rick Riordan and Harry Potter.
                    • johncenaalmost 4 years
                      amazing book