Upon a Burning Throne is the first book in an extraordinary new saga by Ashok K. Banker, based on the epic story The Mahabharata. Princes Adri and Shvate are both in line to become emperor of the massive, magical Burnt Empire. Not only are they heirs by birth, both young men have endured the trial by fire of the Burning Throne itself, proving themselves worthy to rule.
But their ascendancy is challenged by a young girl from a neighboring kingdom who lays a surprise claim to the throne — and by her father, the powerful demonlord Jarsun, who unleashes chaos on the Burnt Empire when her claim is ignored. A stunning first chapter in a saga filled with dangerous gods, brave mortals, and tons of action, fans of American Gods or A Song of Ice and Fire will devour Upon a Burning Throne.
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About the book:
Upon a Burning Throne
From international sensation Ashok K. Banker, pioneer of the fantasy genre in India, comes the first book in a ground-breaking, epic fantasy series inspired by the ancient Indian classic, The Mahabharata
In a world where demigods and demons walk among mortals, the Emperor of the vast Burnt Empire has died, leaving a turbulent realm without an emperor. Two young princes, Adri and Shvate, are in line to rule, but birthright does not guarantee inheritance: For any successor must sit upon the legendary Burning Throne and pass The Test of Fire. Imbued with dark sorceries, the throne is a crucible—one that incinerates the unworthy.
Adri and Shvate pass The Test and are declared heirs to the empire… but there is another with a claim to power, another who also survives: a girl from an outlying kingdom. When this girl, whose father is the powerful demonlord Jarsun, is denied her claim by the interim leaders, Jarsun declares war, vowing to tear the Burnt Empire apart—leaving the young princes Adri and Shvate to rule a shattered realm embroiled in rebellion and chaos....
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