Best-selling author Rick Riordan Presents the penultimate book in the Pandava series by best-selling author Roshani Chokshi.
Aru Shah and her sisters--including one who also claims to be the Sleeper's daughter--must find their mentors Hanuman and Urvashi in Lanka, the city of gold, before war breaks out between the devas and asuras.
Aru has just made a wish on the tree of wishes, but she can't remember what it was. She's pretty sure she didn't wish for a new sister, one who looks strangely familiar and claims to be the Sleeper's daughter, like her.
Aru also isn't sure she still wants to fight on behalf of the devas in the war against the Sleeper and his demon army. The gods have been too devious up to now. Case in point: Kubera, ruler of the city of gold, promises to give the Pandavas two powerful weapons, but only if they win his trials. If they lose, they won't stand a chance against the Sleeper's troops, which will soon march on Lanka to take over the Otherworld.
Aru's biggest question, though, is why every adult she has loved and trusted so far has failed her. Will she come to peace with what they've done before she has to wage the battle of her life?
Filled with wondrous magic, unforgettable creatures, manipulative gods, and laugh-out-loud dialogue, this fourth book in the Pandava series, a fantasy adventure loosely based on mythology, will leave readers wishing they could read the finale right now.
So the third book wasn’t great, but this was a definite step up. I finished it in like to days and it was amazing!
Ps: FINALLY Aiden! You could’ve done it like BEFORE her fifteenth!
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This is a great book and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone. The twists came in at the right moments, and there was the usual charm and humor throughout every page that left me smiling. However, there is one thing I’d like to say.
Anyone who has read the Magisterium series (also a recommendation) may agree with me that Roshani made the character of Kara a little like the character of Alex Strike.
Obviously Alex was a villain and Kara…well we’re not exactly sure where she stands yet. But I’m talking about how Alex seemed to take the place of Call/Constantine when he became a Makar. He even started making his own chaos-ridden people.
This is similar to Kara believing she was the daughter of the Sleeper. Suddenly, she seemed to replace Aru in terms of crushing on Aidan and adding her to the plan in the gift shop seemingly at the last minute. It appeared that everyone forgot that Aru was the Sleepers daughter, even Aru herself.
If you haven’t read the Magisterium series, then you may have no idea what I’m talking about.
This book is a great read and I can’t wait to see how Roshani concludes the series.
Ok so I haven’t even read this yet and this review is totally not helpful but
I REMEMBER READING THIS SERIES BACK IN 2020 OR SMTH AND THIS BOOK I JUST REMEMBERED IT WOW INCREDIBLE I’M GOING TO READ THIS OBVIOUSLY HAHA YES WOW
Also the series is amazing would totally recommend