Shadows of the sun dynasty An illustrated series based on the Ramayana

Vrinda Sheth

Book - 2016

Presents an adaptation of the Indian epic that relates the adventures and heroic deeds of the warrior prince, Rama, told primarily from the perspective of the women behind the throne.

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Series
Sheth, Vrinda. Sita's fire trilogy ; bk. 1.
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Published
San Rafael, California : Mandala Publishing 2016.
Language
English
Physical Description
xvii, 477 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
ISBN
9781608878710
1608878716
Main Author
Vrinda Sheth (author)
Other Authors
Anna Johansson (illustrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents an adaptation of the Indian epic that relates the adventures and heroic deeds of the warrior prince, Rama, told primarily from the perspective of the women behind the throne.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An Illustrated Trilogy Based on the Ramayana. This deluxe illustrated novel adaptation of the Ramayana - the classic Hindu epic - pairs divinely inspired art with intimate portrayals of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Ravana, and many more

Review by Publisher Summary 3

This deluxe illustrated novel adaptation of the Ramayana&;the classic Hindu epic&;pairs divinely inspired art with intimate portrayals of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Ravana, and many more. Welcome to the royal city of Ayodhya, a realm ruled by the Sun dynasty, where peace reigns among the citizens while discord simmers behind the palace walls. A prophecy predicts that a son of the Sun dynasty will slay the immortal Ravana and defeat his demon army&;but how will a mere human succeed where all the gods have failed?Meanwhile, Ayodhya&;s emperor is torn between his own needs and the needs of the empire. His rebellious third wife, raised as a warrior, is haunted by her past. A defiant servant, stigmatized by her deformity, is willing to destroy the empire to achieve her own aims. A prince, unaware of his own divine origin, falls in love with a princess so extraordinary even the all-seeing sages cannot fathom her destiny. Shape-shifting blood-drinkers from the celestial realm fill the forests around the city, and the time of prophecy is drawing near&;but will the blessings of the gods be enough to fend off the darkness growing in the heart of Ayodhya?A truly original reimagining of the classic Indian epic, the Ramayana, as told primarily through the eyes of the women behind the throne, Shadows of the Sun Dynasty reveals an entirely new perspective on an ancient story.Set in a world of kings and queens, celestial battles, invisible foes, and family rivalries, this epic tale forges legends in the fires of betrayal and prophecy.