About the Epic of Aravinda

Andrew Crusoe on a mountain.


Welcome to the home of The Epic of Aravinda and its companion podcast, The Aravinda Show. This page will get you up to speed. (And the story behind the story is in Andrew’s bio farther down.)

What is the Epic of Aravinda?

The Epic of Aravinda is a Transcendental Science Fiction book series that takes you beyond ordinary spacetime, into the realm of Timespace where the true Unity of Creation is revealed. Built on a strong philosophical foundation, the characters spin within the eternal dance of cosmic growth and face the Vakragha, capable of twisting space itself to its whim.

Our story begins with THE TRUTH BEYOND THE SKY (described below), in which the meaning of Aravinda is revealed.

The Epic of Aravinda: Book 1

The Truth Beyond the Sky 2015 cover#1 Kindle Download in “Sci-Fi — Adventure” & “Sci-Fi — High Tech”

When Zahn recovers an extraordinary meteorite impacted into the silvery beach near his home, the course of his life is changed forever. At first, fear holds him back, and he hides it away for days, even from his own father. If it truly is what he suspects it to be, everything on Avani would change.

All the while, the mystery of his mother’s disappearance continues to plague him. Even after 12 years, he simply cannot shake the feeling that she is somehow still alive.

And then, in the midst of unspeakable dreams, he is awoken by a tapping at his window. Someone has come for the meteorite, and Zahn finds himself swept up into a galactic adventure, encountering a stunning pilot, 5th-density creatures of light, and an ancient chthonic evil, bent on consuming every star in the galaxy. Only the Pearl of Great Price, an ancient chintamani stone capable of healing fissures in spacetime itself, offers any hope. The only problem is, it’s been missing for aeons. And through their quest, Zahn learns that there may be more to his mother’s disappearance than anyone on his world could have ever imagined.

THE TRUTH BEYOND THE SKY is available now on:
Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Paperback, & Audiobook!

What Professional Reviewers say:

“This is a great story…Definitely an amazing adventure for all…The descriptive scenes captivate the imagination and one truly feels a part of the story. I truly enjoyed it and think others will too.” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

~ AudiobookReviewer.com


“…it was tough to look away. What’s really interesting about this book is how multi-layered it is. At its base, this is a book about a boy who is in search of his mother. However it’s so much more than that. Zahn’s story manages to pull from the world around us, while also incorporating elements of mythology and hero epics. This is a coming-of-age story of the highest caliber.

~ Jessica Nottingham [HopelessBibliophile.com]


“A swift & compelling read. It’s fun and I recommend it if you enjoy science fiction epics.”

~ Michael Coorlim [BookNouveau.com]


“I was immediately drawn in by the vivid descriptions…The author has a knack for fully immersing a reader into the hero’s plight, and I felt like I was hurtling through corridors of light alongside Zahn.”

~ Erica Lane [FantasyBookLane.com]

More reviews are on the Reviews page.

Why Aravinda?

THE TRUTH BEYOND THE SKY is a truly unique book.

Being the first mythic Sci-Fi novel to be directly influenced by the highly-regarded Ra Material, the story is steeped in a unique flavor of timelessness. At first glance, this fast-paced story is a rollicking adventure to the center of the galaxy itself, but underneath these events lie strong themes of cosmic myth, personal growth, and spiritual evolution.

And reviewers have taken notice. Having been dubbed a “Highly addictive, sci-fi adventure!” and “A Coming-of-Age story of the Highest Caliber”, as well as being nominated for the IndieReCon “Best Indie Novel” Award, THE TRUTH BEYOND THE SKY is a fast-paced, transcendental adventure with strong threads of eternal truth woven within — a unique blend of storytelling that you’ll never forget.

And if you haven’t yet, you can watch the 3-minute book trailer below:


About the Author

Andrew Crusoe on a mountain.Traveller. Author. Designer. Podcaster. Net-diver.

As a citizen of Earth, I’m primarily interested in growth and expression, not only for myself, but for all. When I focus on these ideas, I feel the most alive.

I was blessed to grow up with a mixture of mellow Bay Area breezes and harsh Wisconsin winters. After studying design in college, I began traveling solo, intent on cultivating a greater appreciation of the massive country that I grew up in. Around this time, I also started seriously delving into The Law of One books, which I’d discovered through David Wilcock’s work. Within those books, I found an internally-consistent philosophy that aligned with logic, ancient history, and my own still small voice. In brief, the books put forth a lens with which to look at not just the Earth but the entire galaxy as an evolving system, divine and sacred in its own right. Yet it wasn’t until much later that the idea for a fictional story based on that philosophy finally hit me.

In the intervening time, I created my first website. Seen as a passive-income experiment, I wrote hundreds of travel articles, spanning from travel philosophy to in-depth studies on hidden and under-appreciated destinations. I had always written, but precisely because I had always done it, I took it for granted and didn’t consider it as a valid career path until later.

Yet when I returned from a transformative 5 ½ months on the road, something had shifted in me, and the sprout of an idea finally broke through the soil of my mind: I would write a Science Fiction series based on the Law of One. I took a rough outline I’d started a year before, originally inspired by Joseph Campbell’s monomyth structure, and worked to develop it into a fast-paced science fiction novel with a true philosophical backbone. And after three years of outlining, writing, and revising, I released THE TRUTH BEYOND THE SKY to the Kindle store, the first Science Fiction novel based on the Law of One philosophy.

The book garnered dozens of 5-star reviews, received glowing write-ups on pro reviewer websites, and qualified for an ACX stipend, which attracted a marvelous narrator for the audio version of the book, now available on Audible.com. And because of the support of my remarkable readers, I’m thankful to say that it has now grown into an award-nominated series, called the Epic of Aravinda.

AudiobookReviewer 5-star rating

If it’s not already abundantly clear, I strongly believe that fiction is a powerful means for the reader to absorb timeless ethical and evolutionary principles. And to this day, I remain completely independent in my operations, seeking no publisher to act as a middleman between myself and my readers.

In short, I rely on you and my other faithful readers to spread the word and support Science Fiction with a philosophical backbone (and a heart).

The best way to do this is to read one of my titles and then review it. My books are priced aggressively to allow everyone to experience the worlds of Aravinda, and I recently brought THE TRUTH BEYOND THE SKY to iBooks, Nook, & Kobo. Now you can get the first book in more places than ever; and there is much, much more to come.

Enjoy on:
Amazon Kindle
Nook store
Audible.com audiobook

Thank you for supporting an independent author!

Interviews & Appearances

In addition to occasionally hosting The Aravinda Show, I also have appeared in various other podcasts. I expect this list to grow, and I’ll endeavor to keep it up to date.


More about the Author

To contact the author, visit Andrew’s contact page.
To learn more about the author, visit Andrew’s Amazon page.