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Asiana is a fantasy series by Rani Mehotra. The first book, Markswoman, was published in 2018.

Kyra is a member of the Order of Kali, an organization of unmarried warriors, composed only of women and girls, created to maintain peace and order, in the lands of Asiana, strongly divided and conflicting , but the head of the Order of Kali, that is, Shirin Mam, is mysteriously murdered, being replaced by Tamsyn, a cruel and unscrupulous warrior, Kyra will begin to investigate Shirin Mam's death and Tamsyn's plans ...

The second novel, Mahimata, was published in 2019.


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  • Apocalypse How/Afterthe End: A class 2 Apocalypse,to worldwide scale, civilization has regressed to the Middle Ages and to a pre-technological and pre-industrial stage …
    This is set 850 years after an event known as the Great War, which destroyed and devastated the world, plunging the world into chaos, disorder and anarchy, causing the collapse and disintegration of civilization and regressing the human race to the Middle Ages ... and many years later a mysterious alien civilization known as The Ones that left behind some ancient technologies that current people do not understand how to replicate, but are still able to use them.
  • Big Bad: Kai Tau, has seized advanced Psychic Rifles made of Kalishium, an Mysterious Metal, forgotten in Earth by "The Ones", aims to create an army equipped with psychic guns made of Kalishium, to destroy all five Orders that keep peace throughout Asiana and to conquer and dominate the whole Asiana, imposing itself as the supreme leader and tyrant of all Asiana
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  • Dark and Troubled Past: Kyra's past, Kyra was born of a sexual assault by a man, who raped her mother, Kyra after being born from that relationship, lost her mother and the entire family, exterminated by the same man, who had raped her mother , but Kyra retaliated by killing that man, but Kyra found herself enlisted in a sect of Assassins, who venerate the goddess Kali as a Deity ...
  • Days of Future Past: The action takes place in India, in the distant and remote future over time, but in an India regressed to the Middle Ages, in a sort of Moghul Empire or XVII°Century India, where advanced and evolved technologies of the present age coexist together they are mysterious and unknown to people ...
  • Fantasy Gun Control: the domain of the Five orders in the lands of Asiana, has banned and forbidden rifles and firearms, considered "Malefic" and "Evil", allowing only the use of swords and Cutting Weapons...
  • Future Imperfect: The Rifles or the firearms, are vaguely remembered and they are called "Kalashiks", in reference to the AK-47 Kalashnikov and they are considered of the almost mystical or supernatural objects, of unknown or unknown origins and are venerated alike of supernatural artifacts of mysterious origin …
  • Lost Technology: the ancient technologies lost, left and abandoned by the mysterious alien civilization in the territories of Asiana, technologies strange and incomprehensible to ordinary human beings, technologies scattered and widespread in the territories of Asiana, technologies unknown and unknown to anyone, but to Asiana, there are two types of lost technologies:
    • technologies dating back to human society and civilization prior to the Great War, which would be today's human civilization
    • the alien technologies left by the mysterious alien civilization that first colonized the earth, then left it and abandoned it
  • Magic from Technology: advanced technologies, left abandoned after the "Great War", both native human-earth technologies, and the "Supreme" alien technologies, are so advanced and advanced technologies, to be mistaken for magic and confused by magic or by magical-mystical or supernatural powers ...
  • Murder, Inc.: The Order of Kali, a sect of assassins and assassins, of which Kyra is a member, members of the sect, are endowed with telekinetic powers, which allow the Assassins, to establish a bond and direct mental connection with their Blades and Spade, resembles a middle between an Assasins organization and a religious Sect, based on the worship and veneration of the goddess Kali.
  • Precursors: in the temporal epoch, between the Great War and the facts narrated in the Trilogy, the Earth was conquered by an advanced alien civilization, called "the First", which initially conquered and dominated the Earth, but then left and abandoned it returning in space, this centuries and centuries before the facts described and narrated in the novels, with the protagonists, which describe the coming of the Primes in a nuanced manner, with the tones of a myth or a legend ...
  • Scavenger World: populations, they try to exploit the ancient technologies and the remains of the collapsed and decayed civilization, both technologies of the previous terrestrial civilization, antecedent to the "Great War" and the alien technologies left and abandoned by the "First", on the planet Earth ...
  • Science Fantasy: a fusion of magic and Indian Folklore, together with advanced and advanced technologies, Fantasy elements together with science fiction elements, magical and supernatural powers together with futuristic High Tech ...
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien: on the margins of the narration, as an obscure and mysterious faction and an alien civilization is present, which has influenced the events of the earth, the "Supreme" (or called "The Ones") in the Flashbacks, it is known that an alien civilization, the Supreme, had reached the earth and had come into contact with the earth, colonizing it, but then abandoning it, after the Supreme left, the terrestrial civilization, self-destroyed in a violent global war on a large scale, which caused the collapse and disintegration of civilization and the regression of the human race to the Middle Ages ...


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