Stella Gardner has just died with no idea of what happens next, except to wait for her ‘guide’. Grayson Rein, her reluctant guide, is tasked with ensuring Stella’s safe entry to her destination- but the trip’s not as simple as it seems. The unlikely duo is thrown into a crazy treasure hunt across America. But once you add power-hungry demons and souls dying like falling starlight into the equation, the possibility of reaching Heaven becomes smaller and smaller with every passing day.
Join the two souls as they try to reach Heaven, amidst a backdrop of good, evil, and the inevitability of death, which comes for all. Especially when you least expect it.
And they said life gets better once you’re dead.
Dua Shahid lives in Islamabad, and spends most of her time noting down book ideas, watching sitcom shows or baking cookies. And when she’s not occupied by all of the above, then you’ll probably find her with her nose buried in a book. She’s currently attaining a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Psychology and has plans to excel in her career- and continue her writing alongside. “Of Stardust And Ashes” is her debut novel which she’s thrilled to share with the world.
Zaeem Mohtashim Khan (verified owner) –
Really well written piece of fiction. I really loved the story and the depth each character had, would definitely recommend as a must read.
Uroosa Eman –
“Time is nothing but an old friend now”
Of Stardust And Ashes, a beautiful book with fantasy story. A wonderful cover, published by Auraq Publications. It’s debut book of Dua Shahid who is Pakistani author lives in Islamabad. After five years of her efforts and beautiful words gave us this amazing piece of work in the world of fiction.
The story is really amazing. It’s all about the life of after-death and before-heaven. It’s something the in-between where bodies die but the struggle of souls begin. It also tells that life of in-between is not easy, even after death you struggle.
It is a long story though but you go through the battle of a dead person–a soul’s. The plot is drawn in a very simple way. You feel like you are living, travelling and having conversation with the characters.
And the character sketching of the author is quite interesting. Everyone has his own charm and way. You will also find Stella Gardner and her guide, Grayson Rein romance in the story which actually I liked the most and enjoyed it.
A little drama, romance, fantasy and thrilling–you find all in this book which does justice with the work of author. I enjoyed reading it specially romance part. Go and grab this amazing book from Auraq publications and have a read.
Worth read! Recommended!
Nabiha Rizwan (verified owner) –
I really enjoyed reading the book , it has a great combo of romance and fantasy
And I liked the depth each character had and how their characters evolved as the
story progressed .
Maheen Laraib –
This book was so good I loved it!!! It has romance and fantasy which makes it amazing and a book you do not want to put down. The characters were pretty interesting and I loved how their stories were constructed. would definitely recommend this to people who are fans of these genres. p.s the poetic element delivered justice