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Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi | SLJ Review

redstarCHOKSHI, Roshani. Aru Shah and the Finish of Time. 368p. Disney-Hyperion. Mar. 2018. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781368012355. POP

Gr Three-6 –Seventh grader Aru ought to by no means have lit the traditional lamp. When she put the lighter to the wick, the world froze and he or she launched the terrible Sleeper. Aru is all of the sudden launched into the world of the gods and surrounded by legendary characters come to life. Aru discovers she is a Pandava, born with the soul of one of many 5 brothers featured within the Mahabharata. She additionally has a soul sister, Mini, to help her on this quest—extremely uncommon for a Pandava. Aru and Mini should enter the Kingdom of Loss of life to seek out out the key that may destroy the Sleeper. Rick Riordan writes the introduction to this guide that has an identical tone and pacing to his in style “Percy Jackson” sequence, however Chokshi brings her personal sensibility and elegance. Utilizing Hindu mythology as the muse, Chokshi has created an thrilling journey round a coming-of-age story. A glossary supplies readers with a fundamental introduction to the varied conventional tales that Chokshi drew from. Simply as “Percy Jackson” led tweens to a deeper exploration and appreciation of basic Greek mythology, Chokshi’s story will doubtless encourage an identical demand for conventional Indian mythology. VERDICT An enthralling begin to a sequence that Riordan followers and anybody within the temper for a high-octane journey will love.–Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA

This evaluation was printed within the College Library Journal March 2018 difficulty.

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