Set in a world of kings and queens, celestial battles, invisible foes, and family rivalries, this epic tale forges legends in the fires of betrayal and prophecy.
Welcome to the royal city of Ayodhya, a realm ruled by the Sun dynasty, where peace reigns among the citizens while discord simmers behind the palace walls. A prophecy predicts that a son of the Sun dynasty will slay the immortal Ravana and defeat his demon army—but how will a mere human succeed where all the gods have failed?
A truly original reimagining of the classic Indian epic, the Ramayana, as told primarily through the eyes of the women behind the throne, Sita’s Fire Trilogy reveals an entirely new perspective on an ancient story. These deluxe illustrated novels pair divinely inspired art with intimate portrayals of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Ravana, and many more, such as princesses, all-seeing sages and shape-shifting blood drinkers.
This boxed set includes Shadows of the Sun Dynasty, Queen of the Elements, and Destroyer of Sorrow.
Vrinda Sheth was born in Sweden and was raised on stories from ancient India. She began writing while studying classical dance in Kalakshetra, South India. Vrinda has a BA in English from the University of Florida and lives in Florida with her husband and daughter.
Anna Johansson is a self-taught watercolor artist from Sweden. Her work has been featured in a variety of books and magazines. Her primary inspiration comes from the mystical yoga traditions of ancient India and the fantasy styles of Arthur Rackham and Warwick Goble. When she is not creating art, she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter.
"A powerfully dramatic retelling of a Hindu epic.....Sheth’s writing voice is completely vibrant and compelling—and this is lucky since the task the authorial team faces is almost impossible: making a third book in a trilogy comprehensible to new readers. Even the most supportive newbies will probably want to dive into the previous volumes before this one."