The Boy Who Lived – Part IV

(You can also read Part I, Part II and Part III. ) CHAPTER IV The voices in Tony’s head, crying out desperately, suddenly ceased. His eyes grew lifeless, muddy brown turning tundra. “I don’t quite understand.” “I suppose it’d be best if I told you everything from the beginning, although heaven only knows where it began and how it…

The Boy Who Lived – Part III

(You can also read Part I and Part II of the story).   “Ms. Potts, I believe you have some unfinished business with Hammer Industries. They’re looking for you on level 28.” Petunia said. “Oh… Alright, thank you. Mr. Stark, you’re scheduled for the next round of negotiations in an hour.” “I will see you there.…

The Boy Who Lived – Part II

Read the first segment of the series here.   Tony Stark had taken the death of his parents very seriously. A promising career in debauchery and technological innovation had been rudely cut short and Tony, instead of wallowing in despair, decided to take charge of Stark Industries. His father’s favourite secretary, Virginia Potts, soon became his…

The Boy Who Lived

PROLOGUE “Tamper with the deepest mysteries — the source of life, the essence of self — only if prepared for consequences of the most extreme and dangerous kind.” Tony sat alone in his study, his late uncle’s favourite saying reverberating through his ears. He had failed. He had tried to venture into an area he…

Book Review: The Silkworm

When it came to light last year that J.K. Rowling had already published a crime novel under a pseudonym that had been quietly garnering admiring reviews from critics, it was like Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Hanukah and whatever other religious festival you hold dear rolled into one. Crime being one of my favourite genres, and Rowling…