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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Paperback, 368 pages
Published on March 19, 2019 by Rick Riordan Presents
ISBN-10: 1368023568
ISBN-13: 9781368023566
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  • hiWednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:08 pm
    This book is amazing. It's hilarious and when I read it I couldn't stop. I would definitely recommend it. The book had everything!!
    • watercolrwonder
      watercolrwonderTuesday, May 28, 2019 at 4:46 am44 stars
      If you liked Percy Jackson, you will love this new story by Roshani Chokshi! It is all adventure, humor, and action as Aru and her "sister" race to stop the Sleeper.
      • monstergalaxy
        monstergalaxyMonday, May 27, 2019 at 6:22 pm55 stars
        This book is really good! The author is a really good one. I would recommend this to kids 3rd grade and up to 6th!
        • im-riddikulus
          im-riddikulusMonday, May 20, 2019 at 4:18 am55 stars
          Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Venture into Aru's world! This book is based on Hindu mythology and it is absolutely wonderful! It's one of the funniest books I've ever read and I absolutely adored it. I recommend this book to grades 4th and up.
          • bookstory13
            bookstory13Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:29 pm55 stars
            Aru Shah is a book about a girl who has to fulfill a destiny that she knows nothing about. Aru is pressured to light a lamp (one that she knows she's not supposed to light) and released a demon (one that she thought was there). Suddenly, the lives of everyone in the WHOLE WORLD are on the line. Aru must defeat the demon to save everyone she has every loved, everyone in the world....and time itself.
            • bookstory13
              bookstory13Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 5:37 pm55 starsFeatured
              THANK YOU DOGO! I saw this book in my school library and tried it because of you! Thanks so much! I literally read this book one day because it was so good. So, anyway, to the review! Aru Shah is a liar. Well....not exactly. She tells everyone what she wants to be real, not what is real. One day a couple of mean classmates who she thought were her friends come to her house during break. "You were supposed to be in Paris!!" they say. Aru realizes they are recording her, and she has no other choice but to do what they say....light the lamp in order to prove that it's not another lie. The lamp is cursed. So of course Aru does it because she wants to fit in. Only problem is: a demon is released that's going to end time...forever! Aru must set out on a quest to stop the demon with a pigeon, (Boo, who apparently is actually a powerful eagle) her "sister", (Mini, who knows thousands of everyday ways to die) and no knowledge of how to fight. She travels though the world of the dead and flees across the world of the living. Can Aru escape fate? Can she beat the odds? Can she save time and the world? --BKS reviews
              • ajg16
                ajg16Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:04 pm44 stars
                Aru Shah loves with her mother in the museum of ancient Indian art and culture her mother is a curator there. Aru is always fibbing about being royalty or going on exotic vacations to Paris but when 3 class mates show up to catch her in the middle of a lie she lights a cursed lamp and her class mates and mom are frozen in time. But her mom fails to mention that she's this generations pandava and she has a pandava sister? Yes a pandava sister name Mini. So the girls to on a huge quest (why do quest ALWAYS have time limits?) And have to fight The Sleeper (mwahaha). The book has so many good parts, recommended to mythology lovers (like myself) Also The book has hilarious, sad, cute, sometimes frustrating (😉) parts and Roshani did in absolute amazing job on the book I look forward to part 2! P.S. Read the glossary I swear you won't regret it!) Thanks for reading -Ajg15's Reviews
                • kappakappak
                  kappakappakWednesday, May 22, 2019 at 4:10 pm
                  I've never read this book, but I really want to now that I've read your description.
                • pumpkin40107
                  pumpkin40107Friday, October 5, 2018 at 4:45 pm55 stars
                  Love the book it reminds me of Percy Jackson and the lightning thief and it talks about the Indian gods just like Percy Jackson learning about the gods and who his father was.BEST BOOK EVER!!!😍😻👍🏻❤️
                  • cookieplayer
                    cookieplayerWednesday, November 21, 2018 at 5:33 am55 stars
                    AGREED! :D
                  • raspberri
                    raspberriWednesday, September 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm55 starsFeatured
                    I loved this book! This is a story about Aru Shah, who can´t seem to fit in with other kinds in her 7th-grade class. She has a natural talent; Making up things. One day, the kids don´t believe what she says about the cursed lamp in the museum that her mom apparently owns. She sets out to prove that it is cursed, and the curiosity of hers is what leads to the adventure of life, destiny, humor, and hope. I recommend this book for people who are indeed interested in Rick Riordan´s Percy Jackson´s series and The Kane Chronicles. I got hooked up with this amazing tale, and I loved. I think you will, too!
                    • slytherinfan
                      slytherinfanThursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm55 stars
                      This was a hilarious book! For people who Rick Riodan's books.