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The Path of the Swan by Charu Singh


In an age where the world stands in imbalance and nations fight against each other, Lama Ozer hears the summons for a great change! The chakras turn to bring back harmony to the world of mortals and celestial beings and create circumstances that will lead to the birth of Maitreya, the saviour. The Path of the Swan follows the travels of Lama Ozer and young Tashi from the mortal world to the legendary Shambala and back to Earth in the company of two legendary princes and The Golden One, Yeshe Nam Lha, the daughter of Tara.

The author paints a pretty picture with words. The stark beauty of Sikkim and Tibet come alive as one reads through the first few chapters of the book. Then the story takes an unimaginable turn and the reader is transported to the mythical realm of Shambala. Shambala, with its golden skies, azure waters, breathtaking vistas, mystical sprites and gods depicts paradise.

Mythical Fantasy is a growing genre, though there isn’t a big body of work in Buddhist and Tibetan mythology. With The Path of the Swan, the first in the Maitreya Chronicles trilogy, Charu Singh adds to this sub-genre. The Path of the Swan is detailed and descriptive. It effectively captures the interest of the readers and lays the base for the subsequent books.

If you have an interest in Tibetan Buddhism, this book is right up your alley. If not, you will enjoy reading it as an adventure drama with mythology, love and wisdom thrown in.

Rating- 3.75/5

The Path of the Swan: The Maitreya Chronicles Part 1

Charu Singh

448 pages

Hachette India


About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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