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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
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Paperback, 628 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Little, Brown Book Group
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Anoop Patil
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
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.
Mridusmita Bordoloi
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
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.
mutenroshi
Brilliant ending. Just brilliant.
Sangita
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
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
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
Never underestimate the power of the goodness over evil.
Thinking on your feet & out of the box has no bounds -go for it
Monika
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
The details of ancient world imagined by banker are admirable.
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excellent - transported into another era all together
Gideon Arulmani
Demons are inside us
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Prami
Excellent!
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excellent one
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Ashok is an internationally acclaimed author of mixed-race and mixed-cultural parentage based in Mumbai, India. 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 thriller Bl ...more
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