ASHOK K. BANKER is the pioneer of the speculative fiction genre in India and the author of more than sixty books, including the internationally acclaimed Ramayana series. His works have all been bestsellers in India, and have sold around the world.
[A] sweeping and compelling epic, in which gods, demigods, strange powers, seers, and just plain humans all struggle for power and to make sense out their lives and fate in a world where one is never sure anything is either certain or what it appears to be. --L.E. Modesitt, Jr., best-selling author of The Saga of Recluce and the Imager Portfolio [An] epic fantasy world full of constantly warring tribes, matriarchal societies, powerful sages that pop out of lakes, and the gods and goddesses very close to all the action. In this rich environment, various perspectives from the vast cast of characters are used to tell this immersive story from the internationally best-selling Banker --Booklist, starred review Readers will hardly be able to pull themselves away from the layered story lines and well-developed characters . . . set in a vivid world inspired by India and the Middle East, mythology and monarchy, filled with enticing narration and action. --Library Journal, starred review Ambitious and highly readable . . . Banker (the Ramayana series) impressively depicts the loyalties and rivalries of a huge cast while moving his enormous story at cinematic pace through scales personal, political, and cosmic . . . Fans of doorstopper epic fantasy will devour this tale of gods and princes. --Publishers Weekly Upon A Burning Throne is a tale told with masterful control over the narrative. The pace never slackens and the story is never offered up at the altar of world-building details. Upon A Burning Throne is undoubtedly a compelling read--it is one of those 'on-the-edge-of-your-seat' novels which keeps the reader hooked on right till the end. I would, therefore, recommend it to all lovers of fiction. --A Hindu's View