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Author: A.B. Majmudar
Like any bored eleven-year-old with an imagination, Prem makes fantastic wishes. So when his father drags him to a monsoon-lashed Mumbai, Prem knows it’s futile to dream of home. Instead, he wishes for a genie, a dragon and some superpowers. What he certainly doesn’t wish for is a quest to save some gods who are at the brink of extinction.
He finds that the gods’ last hope lies in the hands of those who channel the mysterious power of the Vedas. Caught in a cosmic crossfire, with a talking fish, some inventive monkeys and a few unexpected allies, Prem learns of his true identity-as a Torchbearer.
A.B. Majmudar’s book is a perfect way to spend your time at home with paras on the magical world and space travels.
The author on her background behind writing this book, says, ‘I remember reading and loving Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books and thinking: someone should write a fantasy adventure about modern day kids encountering gods and demons of ancient India…so I did! I wanted to have fun with the mythology, while staying true to the ancient tradition. So, I envisioned a supernatural romp with a kid encountering divine and demonic powers, while discovering his true identity, unexpected kinship, and an impossible quest.’