Prince of Ayodhya by Ashok Banker

Prince of Ayodhya

Ashok Banker

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.

Extract

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.

Parallels
  • Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkein
  • Gods, Demons and Others by R K Narayan