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By Ashok K. Banker

Embodying all of the components of a vintage epic delusion, the traditional Hindu mythological story The Ramayana is stuffed with sweeping event, gods and monsters, and a questing prince. Now, writer Ashok ok. Banker adapts The Ramayana into a powerful epic delusion. The hero of the 1st e-book is younger Rama, inheritor to the throne of Ayodhya. while strong rakshasa-demons who've raised a powerful military of anti-gods-plan to take over the land of people besides, the mythical seer-mage Vishwamitra is compelled out of a 240-year-long retreat to name upon Rama for his assist in the everlasting conflict of excellent opposed to Evil.

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