The first book in the exciting Kumari Goddess trilogy Kumari is a goddess-in-training who lives in a secret valley kingdom. She is destined to stay young forever, unlike people in the World Beyond. But Kumari longs to break out of her closeted life at the palace, where her only real friend is a baby vulture, and there's nothing to think about . . . except the mystery of her mother's death. It's hard to kill a goddess, but someone did. And so Kumari steals away to the Holy Mountain, determined to summon Mamma back from the dead and to find out the truth. But the next thing Kumari knows, she's in the World Beyond - in Manhattan! Surrounded by strange buildings and even stranger people, and running for her life through Macy's Thanksgiving Parade . . .