Author Luke Gracias Now In India For Author’s Meet Mumbai

‘Book of The Month’ Author Luke Gracias visits India To discuss his latest book “No Shadow without Light.”

About the Book

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Genre: Mystery Thriller and Historical Fiction

Suitable for ages: 15+
In a world desensitised to environmental documentaries, Luke’s historical fiction novels allegorically tell the story of an impending apocalypse. The highway to Armageddon is signposted by historical texts, monuments and climatic events humankind chooses to ignore. These feature in this must-read environmental bestseller, which is a call to action to protect the ‘tools of survival’ needed by the next generation. 
The Devil’s Bible is housed in the National Library of Sweden. It has 12 missing pages rumoured to contain an apocalyptic text known as ‘The Devil’s Prayer’. 
On 06/06/06, our world population crossed 6.66 billion. It triggered the Devil’s Game, a treasure hunt for the 12 missing pages which would bring about the apocalypse.
From the Templars of Tomar to the Doomsday Chest in London, from the Curse of Amir Temur to the Shadowless Pagoda of Wuhan, the sisters race along the trail of destruction unleashed by each page. For every page that Jess finds, people are encouraged to be selfish, and hoard for themselves, erasing the chances of survival of other species and our future generations. Siobhan appeals to the selfless to protect our resources for the future.

‘No Shadow without Light’ is a historical fiction thriller. This prayer of despair and hope discusses the environmental crisis our world faces, how we are progressively dismantling the tools of survival required by all other species and our future generations. Every generation has wanted to leave behind a better world than the one they inherited from their parents. Ours will not be the first to fail. Today, we are odds-on favourites to also be the very last.

Meet the Author Event

The ‘Meet the Author’ event at Crossword, Kemp’s Corner on 6 May at 6 pm is where Luke will be signing copies and talking about this book to spread awareness about environmental issues.

About the Author


Luke Gracias was born in Mumbai, India. He graduated in Marine Engineering before migrating to Australia in 1992. He completed a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Melbourne in 1995. Luke has worked as an Environmental Specialist for over 25 years consulting for multinational mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and transport companies. An avid photographer, Luke has travelled extensively to encourage international companies to bring cutting-edge environmental technologies into Australia.
In 2007, he started a film production company called Instinct India. Instinct India line-produced the Australian shoot of “Singh is Kinng”. The film became the largest Bollywood box office hit of 2008. He decided to learn the art of story-telling and undertook a number of courses in creative writing and film production. In 2014, he developed ‘The Devil’s Prayer’ as a film script. In 2016, he converted the script into his debut novel.
No Shadow without Light is the long-awaited sequel to The Devil’s Prayer—the Shadow Award Finalist 2016 – Best Australian Horror Novel. No Shadow without Light and The Devil’s Prayer are available on Amazon and at all Crossword bookstores.
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