Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series)

Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?
One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.
But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them.
The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?

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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published on March 27, 2018 by Rick Riordan Presents
ISBN-10: 1368012353
ISBN-13: 9781368012355
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  • pandagirl1235
    pandagirl1235Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 10:15 am55 stars
    so good do you think. i love it so munch
    • pandagirl1235
      pandagirl1235Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 9:00 am55 stars
      it soooooooo good so far i cant wauit to finjsh it yet yay
      • cute-panda-girl
        cute-panda-girlFriday, September 4, 2020 at 5:48 pm33 stars
        It's pretty good. It's about this girl who has a spirit of some son of an indian god and she goes on adventures to stop demons really.
        • nature123
          nature123Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 8:00 am55 stars
          Its Aru why Aru just why do you ever winder why. SO let me just tell you brief story Aru goes to Paris you know what I wont even get into the details because its fake. Yeah so Aru is kinda of a trickster she lies. When I say that she lies a lot. You know she dosn't have many friends so to show and prove that she dosn't lie (she still does) she says the Lamp of Bharata is cursed. She lights it. Let me tell you in 3 words Chaos has begun. Time is frozen what will ever happen. She has to go on this quest to stop the Sleeper the main antagonist. She must train and find her other soul sisters the Pandava's. Ready to be blown away by this fabulous book well you know what to do, READ IT
          • magicalmythical
            magicalmythicalMonday, August 31, 2020 at 5:58 pm33 stars
            Cover looks simply awesome never read the book but I feel like this will be awesome to read!
            • squirrelflight
              squirrelflightFriday, August 28, 2020 at 10:37 am44 stars
              Seventh-grader Aru Shah is used to telling people that she lives in a condominium downtown, travels to Paris for vacation, and buys her clothing from exotic brands. But actually, none of that is true. She just lies sometimes to fit in at her elite private school, but her classmates don’t always believe her—like now. When Poppy, Burton, and Arielle, three kids from school, show up at her museum house to find the truth about one of her lies, she’s determined to prove herself to them. So she tells them that the lamp of Bharata from the museum is cursed, and they don’t believe her—so Aru lights the lamp. Just one tiny light...how could that do any harm? But she doesn’t understand the consequences of this action. She unknowingly freezes everyone in the midst of time, and frees an ancient demon called The Sleeper. It is up to her to unfreeze time—but she must accept her destiny as a Pandava first. The five Pandava brothers are legendary heroes from Hindu scriptures, but how is Aru supposed to measure up to them? Soon, she meets Mini, who is her soul sister, and they set off on a quest to stop the Sleeper...and save the world. Can they do it? Read this book to find out!
              • belle252
                belle252Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 9:02 pm55 stars
                This is a nice book that teaches readers about Hindu mythology while not forgetting to give an action-packed story nicely created in a masterpiece. Aru is a normal girl, but when she lights a lamp and freezes time, she learns she is a panda. She meats a soul sister and together they start on a quest to unfreeze time. If they can not finish in a few days, time will freeze forever and everyone except them will die. Will Aru be able to protect the Earth, or is she just going to watch the world collapse?
                • blossomreader
                  blossomreaderThursday, May 21, 2020 at 1:27 pm55 stars
                  I loved this book so much! This is kind of like Rick Riordan books and it's based on a myth. Aru always tells lies to make it sound like she's rich and is going someplace cool for the summer, but this time her schoolmates are going to catch her in a lie. They don't believe that the lamp she has in her mother's museum is real, so Aru has to prove them wrong, however, she wakes the Sleeper unknowingly and now has to stop him. How? Oh, just the usual pigeon and secret Pandava sister. Totally NOT normal! She has to go through the kingdom of death to stop the Sleeper and defeat him, but how is she supposed to do that?!
                  • Comic22341Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:18 am
                    This graphic novel is super cool, I like aru Shah and the powers of stars. This comic book is about......(plz read to see!)
                    • brawlstarschamp
                      brawlstarschampWednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:20 am55 stars
                      Aru Shah is a normal girl who lies to try to make herself popular. One day she finds out that she is a Pandava, a Hindu warrior. She finds out that she has a sister, almost gets killed (About ten times) and learns what it's like to be a true warrior. With modern connections, and a few jokes, (Okay maybe a lot more) This really makes this book one of the best I've ever read!