~ The first book – ‘The Exiled Prince‘ will be launched in January 2014 ~


The Exiled Prince‘ is a unique tale that blends fast action, futuristic science, and magical adventure into a different telling on the Legend of Ramayana and narrated by the protagonist himself.
At the core of ‘The Crystal Guardian‘ trilogy is the omnipotent Crystal of Creation that has to be guarded to prevent the destruction of mankind, as we know it. As the series continues and gathers momentum and advanced scientific weapons swish across the air, new secrets about the legend of Rama begin to unravel as he adopts a new avatar of the Crystal Guardian!

About The Book:
Legends say that there exists a supreme Crystal of Creation, with part of the souls of Lord Shiva and Narayana suspended within it. This single most powerful weapon with the power to construct the universe, annihilate it, and recreate it again; remained hidden somewhere deep within the Himalayan range. Except now, it has gone missing.
Rama, the hero of the ages, must embark upon a perilous journey to find the Crystal of Creation before someone else, someone with an insatiable lust for power, discovers it and the reigns of the entire cosmos fall into the wrong hands.
And thus begins an epic adventure which will take Rama, beyond the kingdom of Ayodhya into lands where he will have to battle the most fiercest of demons that have colonized Earth and in the course, change the destiny of human lives forever. This tale will also seek to answer a question that has never been asked: Who was Rama really? What was his real purpose? Is he the real immortal?
As powers greater than the universe itself come together only to erupt into chaos and intrigue, discover a tale set in a time before Time, where the immortal Rama will come to life and reveal his mysterious world through his eyes as he begins his true purpose- the quest for the Crystal of Creation.

About The Author:
Ravi V is an entrepreneur and innovator in the IT sector in the USA where he has been living since the late 1990s. Though trained as an engineer, Ravi has a keen interest in ancient Indian history and mythology, and his first literary venture, The Crystal Guardian Series, is a testimony to this deep abiding passion.
Of the firm belief that our myths are linked to our evolution as a species, Ravi took about three years to do extensive research on the legends and myths that surround the figure of Rama in order to write this book where he seeks to create a larger-than-life image of this ancient Indian superhero. This book is a testament to his faith and his life. He takes inspiration from JK Rowling, Sidney Sheldon, and Dan Brown. Ravi is also a fan of Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku and Carl Sagan.

About The Publisher:
Fingerprint! – An Imprint of Prakash Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Fingerprint! is India’s youngest independent publishing imprint, keen to publish quality books on a commercial scale. Owned by Prakash Books, which is India’s second largest distributor of books, and whose publishing cell has published some of India’s finest coffee-table books over the years, Fingerprint was launched in February 2012 with the aim of publishing commercial fiction and non-fiction that’s priced affordably and packaged interestingly, and distributed as widely as possible, as physical books and eBooks. Some of their recent releases include critically acclaimed Michelle Corasanti’s ‘The Almond Tree‘ and Tharun James Jimani’s ‘Cough Syrup Surrealism‘, Ma Anand Sheela’s controversial memoir ‘Don’t Kill Him!‘, Madhumita Mukherjee’s touching epistolary novel ‘The Other Side of the Table‘, and best-selling author Shobhan Bantwal’s Bollywood in a book series.


Community efforts from the series:

  • 10% of the Royalty earned by the author will be donated to the Gita Foundation. An organization that focuses on funding NGO’s to empower and educate for under privileged girl children.
  • Nationwide contests planned at schools for connecting kids to futuristic science and creativity using ancient Indian mythology and texts.
  • Renew efforts to help rural temples and generate awareness to folklore of remote villages.

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