The Illustrated Ramayana One dark night, thousands of years ago, when saints and demons roamed the earth, a great and powerful king was born. He was called Ravana, “Loud Wailing,” for the cry of terror he incited in others. On that somber moonless night, blood poured from the heavens, and carnivorous animals paced left and right... Born on that fearsome night, the ten-headed Ravana grew in size and evil intent. He terrorized gods and humans alike. To end his menace, Lord Vishnu took birth as Prince Rama, the eldest son of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya. A Prince in Exile, the first book in The Illustrated Ramayana trilogy, is the adventurous and romantic tale of this Suryavanshi hero. Join Rama and his brothers on their youthful odyssey as they slay blood-thirsty demons and steal the hearts of dainty damsels – all laid out with splendid illustrations.