Queen of the Elements

An Illustrated Series Based on the Ramayana

Written By: Vrinda Sheth, Anna Johansson
Told from the perspectives of Sita, Rama, and Lakshmana, this unique rendition of the Ramayana takes readers deep into the surprisingly human hearts and minds of the divine heroes—and sometimes villains—of this enduring epic.

Cast out of Ayodhya and exiled to the mystical forest after an unthinkable betrayal, Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana journey into the unknown. The threesome meets a motley cast of personalities, including the vulture king Jatayu and the demoness Surpanahka, as they travel through the forest battling blood-drinking demons and sheltering with divine sages and munis.

The second part in a three-volume adaptation of the Ramayana, this deluxe presentation of the ancient epic pairs stunning, divinely inspired watercolor and pen illustrations with modern storytelling.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 8/29/2017
ISBN: 9781608876600
Pages: 328
Trim Size: 7.5 x 10 x 1.1000000000000001

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Vrinda Sheth, Author: VRINDA SHETH was born in Sweden and was raised on stories from ancient India. She began writing while studying classical dance in Kalakshetra, South India. Vrinda has a BA in English from the University of Florida and lives in Florida with her husband and daughter.

Anna Johansson, Illustrator: ANNA JOHANSSON is a self-taught watercolor artist from Sweden. Her artwork
is inspired by the mystical yoga tradition of ancient India. Her previous work includes The Peaceable Forest. She lives in Florida with her husband. When she is not creating art, she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter.