The Third Eye
The Third Eye: Tara Trilogy
The Third Eye
Mahtab Narsimhan
For Tara and her brother, Suraj, the year their mother and grandfather fled the village of Morni in the middle of the night has been a nightmare. Their new stepmother is cruel and deceptive, and the village itself is lacking a healer. What's more, men of the village have been disappearing, often returning in a strange, altered form. When a new healer, Zarku, a mysterious man with a third eye possessing strange power, suddenly appears in Morni, all are mesmerized by his magic -- all except Tara, who sees through his evil disguise. With nothing but her own courage and wit, Tara tries to find her missing mother and grandfather, the true healer, in time to save her village. But along the way she must enlist the help of the god Ganesh and the lord of death, Yama, or she, like others before her, will fall victim to Zarku's third eye.

Book Details


  • Fantasy
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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If you're looking for a book with fairies prancing through meadows, or high school basketball players shooting hoops till 8:00 at night, The Third Eye is definitely NOT the book for you. Zarku, a mysterious new healer comes to the village of Morni, a Hindu village in India. Tara, and her brother, Suraj, live with their dreadful stepmother, Kali, her wicked daughter, Layla, and their father, Shiv. After Tara and Suraj have enough of their step- family's odd wickedness, they escape into a supposed haunted forest where men of Morni, return in a deformed manner, known as the Vetalas.

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