A beautiful warrior princess. A tormented prince. A terrible choice between love, duty, and spiritual freedom.
Rebellious Dhara runs away from her Himalayan clan to study with the powerful yogi Mala, a mysterious woman with a violent past. Flung by war onto an adventure-filled journey, Dhara meets and captures the heart of Siddhartha, whose skill in the martial arts and extraordinary mental powers equal her own.
Worldly power and pleasure seduce Dhara, creating a chasm between her and her husband, who longs to follow a sage’s solitary path. She takes on the warrior’s role Siddhartha does not want, while Siddhartha’s discontent with royal life intensifies.
Their son’s birth brings on a spiritual crisis for the prince. If he leaves his kingdom to seek enlightenment, he turns his back on love and duty and risks destroying his people. Only Dhara can convince him to stay…
The Mountain Goddess, the second book in the Sadhana Trilogy, is set in the fascinating world that gave birth to yoga and Buddhism.
Steeped in India’s myths and legends, this novel is fresh territory for Western readers of fantasy and historical epics such as works by Tolkien, T.H. White, Guy Gavriel Kay, and George R.R. Martin’ Game of Thrones books. Through its strong female characters, it will appeal to readers of historical fiction with a woman’s perspective.