Series: Pandava Quartet Book 1
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Length: 384 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 24 minutes
First Published: 2018
When her classmates call her out for exaggerating, Aru Shah takes a dare to light the cursed Lamp of Bharata at the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture her mother runs. When the lamp releases the Sleeper, an ancient demon set on awakening the God of Destruction, Aru finds herself on an epic quest to save the world.
The Aru Shah series is the equivalent of the Percy Jackson books, but with a female protagonist and Hindi beliefs and mythology. You get the same snarky teenage wit which drives me crazy, but I know kids love. I wouldn’t recommend it for adults to read unless you enjoy middle grade fiction. However, I think it’s a great series to buy for your kids.
Quotes from Aru Shah and the End of Time
It is not failure to fail.
It was one of the things that she liked best when her mother told her the stories: villains could be heroic, and heroes could do evil.
Tales are slippery, her mother had often said. The truth of a story depends on who is telling it.
Love looked different to everyone.
About Roshani Chokshi
Roshani Chokshi is the bestselling author of Aru Shah and the End of Time, The Star-Touched Queen, A Crown of Wishes, and The Gilded Wolves. She currently lives in Georgia. Visit the author’s website →