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Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1)

Pandava Series: Book #1

Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school.


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If you enjoyed The Lightning Thief, then you’ll love Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1).

“If you liked the Percy Jackson series, I recommend Aru Shah!”

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While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?

One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.

But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them.

The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?

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Testimonials


“A clever, believable heroine. ”

Shannon Messenger

“Mind-bending myths, dreadful demons, and more. ”

Jonathan Stroud

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About the author


Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. She is the 2016 finalist for the Andre Norton Award, and a 2016 Locus finalist for Best First Novel. Her short story, The Star Maiden, was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.


Reviews

“Aru commands the spotlight.”

Publishers Weekly

“An uproarious novel for young readers. ”

Kirkus Reviews


Pandava Series series


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Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1)
Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1)
Roshani Chokshi
Aru Shah and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2)
Aru Shah and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2)
Roshani Chokshi
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (A Pandava Novel Book 3)
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (A Pandava Novel Book 3)
Roshani Chokshi
Aru Shah and the City of Gold
Aru Shah and the City of Gold
Roshani Chokshi

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