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Perseus: Destiny’s Call

In the time of myth and legends…Perseus always believed he was destined to live the life of a simple fisherman. He never believed he was special. When in an audience with the king of his island home in Sephiros, young Perseus inadvertently made a boastful claim. King Polydectes long wanted this young fisherman out of the way to pursue his beautiful mother and the king has used the claim to his advantage. The sinister king has now charged Perseus with an impossible task. As a wedding present, Perseus must present the head of a monster so hideous one look into her eyes will turn a man to stone.

But on this road to accomplish the impossible, Perseus will learn of his true origins. He will discover the tragic circumstances revolving around his birth, including his mother in chains, a murderous grandfather, and the identity of his unknown father who is known to reside in Olympus – the home of the gods.

To accomplish the impossible, Perseus gains gifts from the gods. But tools can only take a man so far. He must gird himself with courage, audacity and believe in himself to achieve the unachievable. With the life of his mother and family on the line, Perseus the Avenger must answer the call of destiny…

This is a story of heroism, honor, family, and embracing one’s true calling, during the golden age of mythology.

To order this title, Dial-a-Book at 9650-457-457

Publisher: Campfire Graphic Novels
Illustrated by: Naresh Kumar
Published: 2011
Imprint: Campfire
Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 96 Pages
ISBN: 978-93-80028-89-7

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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Mythology

 

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Sita: Daughter of the Earth

In an ancient age, when gods and goddesses walked with mortals.Sita is the kind-hearted and intelligent princess of the kingdom of Videha. Married to Rama, prince of Ayodhya, her journey in life takes her from exhilaration to anguish.

Along the way, she has to leave behind the luxury of royal comforts and live the simple, harsh life of a forest dweller where lurking in every shadow is danger.

Ensnared in the evil plans of the wicked demon-king Ravana, Sita is abducted and hidden away in Lanka. Will Rama muster up a strong army to rescue Sita from the demon’s clutches? Will Sita return to Ayodhya to become queen of the land… or is she destined to be mistrusted and live alone for the rest of her life?

Adapted from the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana, this is a touching tale of love, honour, and sacrifice that reveals one woman’s shining strength in an unforgiving world.

 

 

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Publisher: Campfire Graphic Novels
Genre: children, adventure, Hindu myth, India
Rating: 4/5
Illustrated by: Manikandan
Published: 2010
Imprint: Campfire
Format: Paperback, Full Colour | 10.25 x 6.50 inches | 96 Pages
ISBN: 978-93-80028-37-8

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2012 in Mythology

 

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The demon-king Ravana

The demon-king Ravana, born of a union between the holiest of mortals and a demon princess, has risen from an obscure beginning at a hermitage to conquer not just hell but heaven too. No less than a god to his own people, he is the sheer embodiment of evil to his enemies. This arrogant demon brooks no hindrance to snatching his heart’s desire, and his terror seems unstoppable to gods and humans alike. But he makes a mistake when he abducts the wife of Lord Rama, the exiled divine ruler of Ayodhya.
Ravana is a story of a demon, who dared to challenge the gods, and almost got away with it. Ravana’s tale is one that will incite awe and fear simultaneously. Whose side was this enigma on, good or evil? The obvious answer seems to be but one: his own. Or was he really? This graphic novel seeks to explore that question, and others.
Graphic novels are a great way to move reluctant readers who are stuck in a rut. Campfire out of India is producing a prolific volume of high-interest subject matter that will appeal to boys. The graphics are stunning and capture the imagination of all readers. I’m currently reading Jack London’s Call To The Wild and White Fang with my eleven-year-old daughter. We’re using Campfire’s graphic novel as a supplement to our reading.
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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in Mythology

 

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