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Sons of Gods -- Mahabharata

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A baby abandoned. A queen dishonoured. And a cataclysmic war that would end the Third Age of Mankind.

This is a new version of the magnificent Indian epic, rewritten as an epic novel. The Mahabharata is a grand and timeless story yet to be discovered in the West; it's a book that has endured the millennia, a perennial best-seller, a story as enthralling as it is moving, as
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Published December 25th 2011
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Jamie Mason
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve always loved mythologies. Like most of my American contemporaries, Greek and Roman myths were part of our school curriculum. On my own, I sought out Native American and Norse tales. As I let them, they spilled the secrets of the forces and spirits that put color and flourish over the grey cogs of physics and rationalism. I’ve loved these stories for the freedom from the strictly literal that they offer; the chance to swim in what it says of humanity in the stories we invent to explain the u ...more
Shelley Schanfield
There are many retellings of the Mahabharata, India's classic epic. I have read several and would recommend Sons of Gods for anyone not already familiar with this ancient tale.

Taken as a whole, the Mahabharata is unwieldy, to say the least. It is filled with digressions and stories within stories that resist linear narrative. Sharon Maas's version is admirably streamlined for readers who want to get a grounding in the basic story before exploring in more detail the rambling conglomeration of my
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Arunita
First of all thanks a lot to the author for offering a soft version of this book while I was going to wait forever for the hard copy to release.Despite not being a die hard Karna Fan I have to say this is a Karna centred(as mentioned by author herself)book which does not twist and turn facts to suit the glorification of its central character.It is a very short retelling I would say(18 days war description only can cover a single book ) but the way of narrating the story is good and entertaining. ...more
Ajay Taneja
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fantastic
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This is the best English version of The Mahabharata. Here is my review.
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I loved the book. The description of the people and the objects were wonderful. I love the hidden messages.
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This retelling of the Mahabharata has been my introduction to the Hindu classic. I found it interesting, but a book I will need to reread again in the future.
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This was a great re-telling of one of my all time favorite stories. Enjoyed it immensely.
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Sharon Maas was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1951, and spent many childhood hours either curled up behind a novel or writing her own adventure stories. Sometimes she had adventures of her own, and found fifteen minutes of Guyanese fame for salvaging an old horse-drawn coach from a funeral parlor, fixing it up, painting it bright blue, and tearing around Georgetown with all her teenage friends. Th
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