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If you are even a little bit of a fan of mythology, this is made for YOU. Aru shah, twelve-year-old girl, never fit in, so she had always wanted to. She lives in the Museum Of Indian Art and Culture, so her whole life, she has heard stories, and warnings on "Do's" and "Don't's." Espeeeecialy that one about not lighting the "cursed lamp" of Bharata. Definitely a Don't. But none of this stops her from lying to her fellow classmates about being royalty, and about always jetting off to luxurious islands like them. Or from lighting the cursed lamp that she had literally been told a thousand time not to lamp when three of her classmates show up to catch her in a lie. So she lights it, and in doing so, unwillingly awakens the Sleeper, a demon who will freeze everyone in time, and awaken Lord Shiva, the God of Destruction, who will end the world. Yikes. Suddenly, she is whisked away to "The Otherworld,'' the realm of the gods, where she will team up with Boo the pigeon, and her sister to get to the celestial weapons before the sleeper, and save the world. Introduced by legendary mythology writer Rick Riordan, Readers are bound to be hooked after page one, to excited to stop reading for a single second!