About the Epic of Aravinda

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Welcome to the home of The Epic of Aravinda and its companion podcast, The Aravinda Show, both created by Andrew Crusoe.

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, an unimaginable evil capable of twisting space itself to their whim.

The Confederation, a mysterious alliance of worlds, are the only hope the galaxy has. Yet the councils have been fragmented for millennia, and the Confederation no longer possesses the power it once had. And when Zahn, an accidental hero with bravery beyond his years; Asha, a born-healer who is still realizing her full power; and Oonak, a mysterious visitor with a living starship, serendipitously meet, the purpose of their lives becomes clear: to help the Confederation stop the Vakragha. Will our heroes find a weakness before they consume the world most dear to them? Not a single soul in the galaxy is safe until they do.

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

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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, and he cannot shake the feeling that she has been plucked off of the planet itself.

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 soon finds himself swept up into a galactic adventure, encountering a stunning pilot, 5th-density creatures of light, and an ancient chthonic evil. Along the way, he learns that there may be more to his mother’s disappearance than anyone on his world could have ever imagined.

What some Professional Reviewers say:

“…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]


“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.”

~ River Rose [AudiobookReviewer.com]


Why It’s Unique

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!" obtaining "a mythic resonance" 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 myth with strong threads of eternal truth woven within — a unique blend of storytelling that you’ll never forget.

THE TRUTH BEYOND THE SKY is available now.

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

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