Sons of Gods -- Mahabharata

Sons of Gods Mahabharata A baby abandoned A queen dishonoured And a cataclysmic war that would end the Third Age of Mankind This is a new version of the magnificent Indian epic rewritten as an epic novel The Mahabharata is a

  • Title: Sons of Gods -- Mahabharata
  • Author: Sharon Maas
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  • Page: 205
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A baby abandoned A queen dishonoured And a cataclysmic war that would end the Third Age of Mankind This is a new version of the magnificent Indian epic, rewritten as an epic novel The Mahabharata is a grand and timeless story yet to be discovered in the West it s a book that has endured the millennia, a perennial best seller, a story as enthralling as it is moving, asA baby abandoned A queen dishonoured And a cataclysmic war that would end the Third Age of Mankind This is a new version of the magnificent Indian epic, rewritten as an epic novel The Mahabharata is a grand and timeless story yet to be discovered in the West it s a book that has endured the millennia, a perennial best seller, a story as enthralling as it is moving, as thrilling as it plucks the emotional chords The story in a nutshell Karna, sired by the Sungod Surya, is born to the unmarried princess Kunti She abandons him to the river he is found and raised by a low caste couple Spurned by all, Karna finds a friend and ally in the avaricious and wicked prince Duryodhana But Duryodhana s worst enemies just happen to be the five brothers, the Pandavas, the noblest warriors in the world And their mother is Kunti, that princess who still grieves for the child she gave away as a young girl Karna and Arjuna the middle and mightiest Pandava each vow to kill each other without knowing they are brothers As tensions mount, so does their hatred for each other until, in the cataclysmic war that will wipe out the entire warrior caste, they meet in the inevitable facedown This is war in which no one can be the winner This is a story of super heroes, super warriors in a fantastical world where a supernatural weapons are powered by mighty mantras where a curse can bring down doom and destruction and the spoken world can grant the power of life over death There is Bhishma, who owns the boon of indestructibilty Amba, the wronged princess who changes sex in order to avenge herself on Bhishma Arjuna, the mightiest archer, and his arch enemy Karna, the doomed son of the Sungod There is the fireborn Draupadi, who marries all five of the famous Pandava brothers, and whose word is their command It s a world of demons and gods, celestial beings and monsters of superhuman strength a magical, marvelous world that somehow seems as real as our own, with characters whose passions and priorities are echoes of our own SONS OF GODS MAHABHARATA is kaleidoscopic in its beauty and intricacy The hurdle of the tale s massive scope has always daunted translators, and the difficulty of prising the right tone from an ancient grand epic to suit a modern and Western audience has relegated it to largely academic obscurity What s saved it for us is that Sharon Maas knows full well that love, betrayal, lust, envy, pride, devotion, and heroism never go out of style SONS OF GODS is a literary soap opera with a soul that spans the full horizon Jamie Mason author of Three Graves Full and Monday s LiesSharon Maas is the author of the best selling HarperCollins novel Of Marriageable Age and two other novels Of Marriageable Age is soon to be made available as an e book.

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      Sharon Maas

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    1. Sharon Maas was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1951, and spent many childhood hours either curled up behind a novel or writing her own adventure stories Sometimes she had adventures of her own, and found fifteen minutes of Guyanese fame for salvaging an old horse drawn coach from a funeral parlor, fixing it up, painting it bright blue, and tearing around Georgetown with all her teenage friends The coach ended up in a ditch, but thankfully neither teens nor horse were injured Boarding school in England tamed her somewhat but after a few years as a reporter with the Guyana Graphic in Georgetown she plunged off to discover South America by the seat of her pants She ended up in a Colombian jail, but that s a story for another day.In 1973 she travelled overland to India via England, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan After almost two years in an Indian Ashram she moved to Germany, got an education, got a job, got married, had children, and settled down She still lives in Germany after three and a half decades, but maintains close ties and great love for both India and Guyana and, somewhat reluctantly, for England.Her first novel, Of Marriageable Age, was published in 1999 by HarperCollins, and is set in India, Guyana and England Two further novels, Peacocks Dancing and The Speech of Angels, followed Sharon will soon be entering the digital world with the e publication of Of Marriageable Age through the Women s Fiction publisher Bookouture revised, and with a brand new cover Watch this space

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    1. I ve always loved mythologies Like most of my American contemporaries, Greek and Roman myths were part of our school curriculum On my own, I sought out Native American and Norse tales As I let them, they spilled the secrets of the forces and spirits that put color and flourish over the grey cogs of physics and rationalism I ve loved these stories for the freedom from the strictly literal that they offer the chance to swim in what it says of humanity in the stories we invent to explain the univer [...]


    2. There are many retellings of the Mahabharata, India s classic epic I have read several and would recommend Sons of Gods for anyone not already familiar with this ancient tale Taken as a whole, the Mahabharata is unwieldy, to say the least It is filled with digressions and stories within stories that resist linear narrative Sharon Maas s version is admirably streamlined for readers who want to get a grounding in the basic story before exploring in detail the rambling conglomeration of myths, leg [...]


    3. First of all thanks a lot to the author for offering a soft version of this book while I was going to wait forever for the hard copy to release.Despite not being a die hard Karna Fan I have to say this is a Karna centred as mentioned by author herself book which does not twist and turn facts to suit the glorification of its central character.It is a very short retelling I would say 18 days war description only can cover a single book but the way of narrating the story is good and entertaining.Ov [...]




    4. This retelling of the Mahabharata has been my introduction to the Hindu classic I found it interesting, but a book I will need to reread again in the future.




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