This first part of the 3000 years old Ramayana has been brilliantly rewritten for the modern reader. It's an epic tale of good versus evil, full of intrigue and adventure, Gods, demons and mere mortals. I can't wait for volumes 2 to 7.
In the stunned silence that followed, the moaning sound grew louder, filling every molecule of air around the two princes, leaving no space of breath. Now, it sounded not like wind but oncoming rain. The rattle of a sudden downpour on a tin roof.
Blood rain, Rama thought. And then the forest erupted around them.