Aru Shah and the End of Time
A Pandava NovelBook - 2018
Named one of 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time by Time magazine!
Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. 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 ?
A New York Times best-seller.
Enjoy the entire Aru Shah Pandava series! Aru Shah and the End of Time (book 1) Aru Shah and the Song of Death (book 2) Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (book 3)
From Library Staff
Another adventure steeped in folklore from the Rick Riordon imprint, this one featuring characters from the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata,
For fans of Rick Riordan, this tale explores Hindu mythology come to life when 11-year-old Aru Shah lights an ancient Indian lamp and awakens a demon, known as "The Sleeper." Can Aru save her mother and friends with the help of a sassy pigeon sidekick? Recommended for ages 9 and up.
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"What kind of name is Sleeper? Are you just really good at napping?" - Aru
"Neither is a sprig. I think a book would make sense. They're keys to lots of stuff." - Mini
"Boo glared at them from the top of a grocery cart. "What tool you so long? I almost started aging."
"You don't age?" asked Aru.
"If you do, you can use the sprig of youth," offered Mini. "Not sure how it works, though. Do we just hit you with it?"" - Aru Shah and the End of Time
""We're not done growing yet," said Mini. "But my pediatrician said I probably won't get any taller than five foot two."
"Five feet you say?" asked the makara. He rolled onto his back and raised his stubby legs."I really think four feet are much more useful. Five feet might throw you off balance. But that's just my opinion."" - Aru Shah and the End of Time
"Boo lifted off Aru's hands and hovered in front of the girls' faces. "You're Mini, she's Aru. I'm exasperated. Salutations done? Okay. Off to the otherworld now.
"Exasperated, how do we get ther?" asked Mini.
Boo blinked. "Let's hope you inherited some talents, since irony evidently eluded you."
"I have an iron deficiency. Does that count?" offered Mini." - Aru Shah and the End of Time
"Why would the dead speak backward?" asked Aru.
Mini tilted the compact from one side to the other, as if she were trying to catch and read all the things that the dead spoke around them.
"Maybe because they can't go forward in life anymore?"
"So you actually live in a museum?"
"No? Look around-do you see my room?"
"If you don't live here, then why are you wearing pajamas?"
"Everyone wears pj's during the daytime in England," said Aru.
"It's what royalty does."
If I were royalty, I would.
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