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The Tornado Giveaway- Book # 7
What a coincidence! I just befriended Usha Narayanan at Facebook and found out that she's an extremely warm and positive person. So easy to talk to! It is interacting with such humble achievers that teaches you a thing or two about success..I quote- "we dont sprout horns cos we do something, do we? There are such luminous souls in the world and we can only aspire!"
.- Usha Narayanan And then Penguin India sent me her latest book 'Pradyumna' for an early review. You can imagine how thrilled I must have been.
And to top it all, this fantastic Tornado Giveaway also starts with her book. There must be some karmic connection between us. I believe so!
Name of the Book : PRADYUMNA: SON OF KRISHNA
Author: Usha Narayanan
The Story :
‘I see a dark future that makes me quake,’ Devarishi Narada said. ‘One of these newborns will ravage the world and erase the name of Krishna from the face of the earth.’
As the world trembles on the threshold of Kali Yuga—4,32,000 years of unprecedented evil—it waits for a saviour to rise.
Meanwhile, in the dark netherland of the asuras, the meek Vama shudders as he learns that he is actually Pradyumna,
the son of Krishna. And that his journey has just begun.
From the asura kingdom to Dwaraka and then Kurukshetra, destiny forces him to battle monsters, angry
gods and blazing weapons, and overpower his own weaknesses. Will he be able to rise to the challenge in time to save
the world? Or is he the destroyer prophesied by Narada?
Pradyumna is the gripping saga of the rise of this mighty, swashbuckling hero whom all of humanity awaits.
Usha Narayanan is a gold-medallist with a Master’s degree in English Literature. She has had an eventful career in advertising, media and the corporate world, as creative director, features writer, web editor and communications manager. Her debut novel, ‘The Madras Mangler’, a suspense thriller, has received several positive media and reader reviews. Her next book is an epic fantasy,'Pradyumna: Son of Krishna,' published by Penguin.
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