San Jose, CA – From the success of The Ring of Truth, comes Medha Upadhyay’s second novel, The Ring of Courage. The Ring of Truth chronicles Ria’s original adventures with her magical ring; and her experiences with the destruction that can happen when power gets into the wrong hands. In Book II, the adventure begins when the debris of the devil’s hideout is swept in the Pacific Ocean. His cunning plans land him right in San Francisco, where Ria’s family has settled down.
Right off the bat, Ria learns that the evil devil, Hevorrufen La Mort, wants the powers of the ring to wreak havoc. Despite her precautions, he always seems to be one step ahead of her, leaving destruction in his wake. Desperate to keep the ring out of his hands, she enlists the help of her brother Rohan and grandfather Smithers. Together, they attempt to overthrow the darkness that is trying to control their destiny. But when the siblings are captured and find out that Hevorrufen La Mort is going to use the ring to free a more powerful ally, all hope seems lost. How can they stop the evil that has set out to destroy the world? Readers are about to find out in The Ring of Courage.
This book is one wild ride; as it takes you through the highs and lows of saving the world, readers can find themselves caught off guard by the refreshingly honest views and clean hearts these characters bring to the table. This story offers a plethora of memorable characters that add to the mood and drama; you’ll definitely have trouble picking a favorite!
Full of unexpected twists, witty dialogue, and life lessons, The Ring of Courage is a book you’ll never forget. The balance of action sequences, thoughtful sentiments, and spunky moments make this read an even more engaging one. As readers follow Ria in her honorable quest to defeat Hevorrufen La Mort, they realize that everyone has the power to make a difference in the world. People can choose to be indifferent or make a sacrifice to destroy evil. “No matter who you are, big or small, you have a bit of magic inside you. You are a piece of the jigsaw puzzle, and the world needs you. Each and every one of you,” Medha tells us.
Though recommended for grade school readers, The Ring of Courage is a must read for the entire family.
Medha Upadhyay invites fans to watch out for the third book, where Ria continues her battle with the menacing Dark Lord. Visit her website, www.theringseries.com, for more updates and information!
About the Author
Medha Upadhyay was born on January first, 2002, in Mountain View, California. She currently lives in San Jose, California, with her mom, dad, and younger sister. She attends Joaquin Miller Middle School as an eighth-grader. She divides her time between reading, writing, and swimming. She also loves crafts, superheroes, and chocolate.
The Ring of Courage
by Medha Upadhyay
Publication Date: April 2015
Price: $16.95; 182 pages; ISBN 978-1-50490-030-0