Mermaids, Demons, Gods… It is 8000 years B.C. Sita Devi, the wife of Lord Rama has been abducted by the Demon King Raavana. Hanuman, the Ape hero, is tasked with building a bridge to facilitate the invasion of Lanka. The expedition is however brought to a halt by the workings of the Mer-People who inhabit the Indian Ocean. Will Hanuman be able to overcome their enchantments and complete his task? Who is the mysterious Mer-Queen? What part has she to play in this epic war? Is all fair in love and war?
The Ramayana is a Hindu Epic as old and as famous as Homer’s Odyssey. However, it is not as well retold in Western Literature. Taking inspiration from the Ramakien (the Thai version of the Hindu tale) this novella will reveal hidden secrets that will entertain and amaze you…. If you are a lover of Mythology, History or Fantasy – then this is for YOU!
***Includes Places to Visit in Sri Lanka, linked to the Myth***
GOODREADS REVIEW (James Maxstadt – Author)
Raavana’s Daughter is, according to the author, inspired by the Ramakien, the Thai version of the Ramayana. It’s an ancient story that I have only a passing familiarity with, if that. This short book makes me want to know more about it.The story is very well written, and reads like a myth, but with modern, updated language. It is very, very well done. Although short, it is more than worth your time to pick it up and give it a read. Even though it’s for a YA audience, I can’t imagine anyone who enjoys fantasy or mythology not liking it.