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Demons of Chitrakut (Ramayana #3)

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The original Ramayana was written three thousand years ago. Now, with breathtaking imagination and brilliant storytelling, Ashok K. Banker has recreated this epic tale for modern readers everywhere

Rama has finally thwarted the demonlord Ravana and quelled the demon invasion. He is wedded to the enchanting Sita. But the young prince's problems are far from over. For he has
Paperback, 628 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Little, Brown Book Group (first published February 28th 2005)
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Jyoti Babel
Apr 30, 2015 Jyoti Babel rated it really liked it
The previous book of this series concluded with Rama using ‘Brahma Astra’ to annihilate the Asura army that were all set to attack the city of Mithila. In this book, the story progresses further. Rama and his newly wedded wife Sita are welcomed in Ayodhya in all pomp and glory. While the citizens are all jubilant there is something not right in the palace – Asura sorcery is at play and it will have damning consequences for Rama. The reader is likely to be transported right into the happening in ...more
Pradeep Mohandas
I tarried a little before I wrote this review because of several reasons. I roamed around a bit and was otherwise occupied reading the next version of this book.

I found two things about this book very disconcerting. One was the time jumps that this book took. The second was that the story seems to be slowing down. The time jumps were rather disconcerting because it happened in single paragraphs. I would have tarried a little more and filled a few words in to let the reader take some time to sin
Anoop Patil
Oct 20, 2012 Anoop Patil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a nice reading; although I was a bit surprised with the lack of consistency as to the pace of story telling. The passing away of Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya was described in a mere two to three sentences. That part was unexpected, given the nature of his story telling exhibited in the first two books. On the other side, the manner in which death came upon Manthra takes up one whole page. This may be considered as a way to highlight the destruction of evil as compared with its contrast ...more
Saranya Neelakantan
Jun 08, 2014 Saranya Neelakantan rated it it was ok
like the previous book this one was also too long. could've been a tighter plot. the parts with manthara and kaikeyi have been dragged unnecessarily. and manthara's sorcery is totally overdone! only the last hundred pages or so are the saving grace of the book. rama and sita's romance feels out of place and drags the plot further.
Akshay Narayanan
Jul 10, 2015 Akshay Narayanan rated it liked it
Did not enjoy the book too much. The style of narration is moderately good. The characters of the protagonists have been well developed, but the associated characters and the antagonists are lacking. Also the story is missing that spark which is usually there in the mythology.
Mridusmita Bordoloi
Feb 12, 2014 Mridusmita Bordoloi rated it liked it
This third book in the series disappointed me a bit.. I found the pace inconsistent and also the demons of chitrakut came out only towards the end. Some of the pieces have taken up an unnecessary space like Manthara and also her death, while some seemingly important parts have been dealt with very quickly like Dasharath's death. While Kaikeyi's character has taken up a lot of pages, I am still confused... The references to 'brahman shakti' and sorcery was a bit too much and the language somewhat ...more
Abhishek Narayan
Apr 08, 2014 Abhishek Narayan rated it really liked it
I thought "Seige of Mithila" was best, but this book has outdone it. The book is nicely paced, still not a page turner after page turner, but getting there.
Jun 10, 2015 Aarti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vinay Keerthi
Apr 16, 2014 Vinay Keerthi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, tbr-2014
Brilliant ending. Just brilliant.
Apr 15, 2013 Sangita rated it liked it
The 3rd book in the Ramayana Series by Ashok Banker is a pleasant read as it takes us through the travails of Ram, Sita and Lakshmana.

The chapters flow seamlessly, and offers a clear and vivid imaginative background on which to base the story.

Looking forward to read the 4th book.
Arghyadeep Ray
Jan 31, 2012 Arghyadeep Ray rated it it was amazing
After reading this book you can really feel the pain of Prince Rama as a mortal man who has to face 14yrs of exile along with is brother and beloved young newly wedded wife Sita.
Meera Srikant
May 23, 2013 Meera Srikant rated it really liked it
No, I didn't finish it in a day, but almost. This also drags in place, but overall, I am falling in love with Rama again - his stubbornness and all.
Aditi Medhekar
Jun 19, 2010 Aditi Medhekar rated it it was amazing
Never underestimate the power of the goodness over evil.
Thinking on your feet & out of the box has no bounds -go for it
Jul 01, 2010 Monika rated it really liked it
why oh why do good books have sequels and end at a point where u cant wait to lay ur hands on the next one
Vikram Parmar
Oct 05, 2014 Vikram Parmar rated it really liked it
The details of ancient world imagined by banker are admirable.
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excellent - transported into another era all together
Gideon Arulmani
Jun 12, 2009 Gideon Arulmani rated it liked it
Demons are inside us
Apurva Chaudhari
Sep 20, 2014 Apurva Chaudhari rated it really liked it
Amazing read.
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May 15, 2012 Geetanjali rated it it was amazing
excellent one
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His Epic India Library is a lifetime writing plan that aims to retell ALL the major myths, legends and itihasa of the Indian sub-continent in an interlinked cycle of over 70 volumes.
This includes the Ramayana Series, Krishna Coriolis, the Mahabharata Series, the contemporary
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Other Books in the Series

Ramayana (8 books)
  • Prince of Ayodhya (Ramayana, #1)
  • Siege of Mithila (Ramayana, Book 2)
  • Armies of Hanuman (Ramayana, #4)
  • Bridge of Rama (Ramayana, #5)
  • King of Ayodhya (Ramayana #6)
  • Vengeance of Ravana (Ramayana Book 7)
  • Sons of Sita (Ramayana series, #8)

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