Carl Muller Children of the Lion

ISBN 13: 9780143416265

Children of the Lion

9780143416265: Children of the Lion

She will grow to plunder the senses of man and yet reject all man can offer. This prophecy of the wise men at the birth of princess Sihavathi of Vanga comes to pass when she turns seven. It is announced that she is in her flowers , and has grown to know man. At ten, she leaves home to fulfil her destiny, to be the consort of the lion, and to bring forth two lion-children, Sihabahu and Sihasivali. Thus begins Cark Muller s outstanding epic where myth marries history to recreate the story of the conquest of Lanka by Vijaya, Sihabahu and Sihasivali s eldest son. In conquering the island, Vijaya is also fulfilling the Buddha s divination that the truant prince would make for himself a kingdom on the island where Buddhism would take root and flower for all ages to come.

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About the Author:

Carl Muller is an unusual man. He is no academic; kicked out of three schools, he never went to university and served in the Royal Ceylon Navy, the Ceylon Army and the Port of Colombo as a pilot station signalman. In advertising briefly, he was also involved in the travel trade, and donned the robes of an entertainer. A pianist and a journalist, Carl Muller has a large number of published titles, ranging from poetry to science fiction, under his belt. His Burgher novels earned him special acclaim, especially the first one, The Jam Fruit Tree, which won the Gratiaen Memorial Prize, 1993, for the best work of English literature by a Sri Lankan. He has also won the State Literary Award for his historical novel, Children of the Lion, the first book in this series.

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