Golden Fire

In the City of Flowers in the fourth century, it was predicted that a prince would be born who was destined to be a universal emperor King Samudra Gupta s only son, Rama, is afflicted with a harelip, a deformity that is seen as an evil omen so when the king s newest wife, a fair haired princess , bears him a perfect baby boy, Rama knows what a threat to his succession thIn the City of Flowers in the fourth century, it was predicted that a prince would be born who was destined to be a universal emperor King Samudra Gupta s only son, Rama, is afflicted with a harelip, a deformity that is seen as an evil omen so when the king s newest wife, a fair haired princess , bears him a perfect baby boy, Rama knows what a threat to his succession the newborn infant is Thus springs a marvelous tale of jealousy and power, virtue and vengeance.
Golden Fire In the City of Flowers in the fourth century it was predicted that a prince would be born who was destined to be a universal emperor King Samudra Gupta s only son Rama is afflicted with a harelip

  • Title: Golden Fire
  • Author: Jonathan Fast
  • ISBN: 9780553268508
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Golden Fire”

    1. The blurb on this book promised an "exotic, colorful, powerful, vivid piece of storytelling one comes away from Golden Fire with an idea of ancient India and a memory of its brilliantly colored details." Didn't happen for me.Based on a snippet of a fable about King Rama Gupta who may or may not have ruled for a short time. Set during the Gupta Empire of 4th century India, two half brothers vie for control of the ancient kingdom of Magadha. The characters are one dimensional. The evil brother Ram [...]

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