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Author Name: PRASANTH GHANTASALA | Format: Paperback | Genre : Young Adult Fiction | Other Details

"Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the enigmatic Darkburnt Forests in the first instalment of ""The Mysteries of the Darkburnt Forests"" series— ""Croana of Arnithor.""

In this captivating tale, the sprawling expanse of the Darkburnt Forests range holds secrets within its twelve forests, and one among them, Arnithor, becomes the epicentre of an unfolding saga. Croana, a courageous raven from Arnithor, sets forth on a quest to find her missing friend, Joey, a woodpecker known for his pure and giving soul.

As Croana ventures across the Darkburnt forest range, she encounters a myriad of creatures—some offering clues, others, like the revolutionary Marxtroes, joining her on her quest. Meanwhile, Arnithor is guarded by Claw, an imposing eagle, and Jolly, a cunning fox, as Wiltherine, a wolf with a tainted lineage, secretly plotting to reclaim the throne, collaborating with the orphaned wolves of Cyannan.

Amidst the shadows, Croana trying to spread Joey’s word finds herself engulfed in a war, striving to mediate peace. The stage is set for a riveting tale of courage, betrayal, and the enduring quest for harmony, where alliances are tested, secrets are unveiled, and the fate of the Darkburnt Forests hangs in the balance.

Will Croana's quest unveil the mysteries shrouded in the ancient woodlands, or will the looming war cast a dark shadow over Arnithor's destiny?

What happened to Joey?

Will Croana succeed in returning to Arnithor?

Will Marerion's humiliation fuel a vengeful plot, and will she succeed?  

""Croana of Arnithor"" beckons readers into a world where questions abound, and the answers lie within the heart of the Darkburnt Forests.”

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Born in the vibrant city of Hyderabad, India, Prasanth Ghantasala is a seasoned professional in the media industry, boasting a decade of experience since graduating with a degree in filmmaking and screenwriting from Cebu, Philippines. His journey has taken him across diverse landscapes, including a stint in the bustling city of Mumbai, where he honed his skills and contributed to the dynamic world of storytelling.

Currently settled and working in the enchanting city of Kota, Rajasthan, Prasanth is a dedicated Video Producer in a prestigious organization. Beyond the realm of his professional endeavours, Prasanth has made a mark in the world of short films, with several of his creations earning recognition in renowned film festivals globally.

His ability to captivate audiences with imaginative tales on paper and on screen reflects his deep passion for the craft. Armed with a vivid imagination and a love for the fantastical, Prasanth invites readers on journeys through unexplored landscapes, where the boundaries between reality and imagination blur.

Prasanth Ghantasala's commitment to storytelling is vividly reflected in his debut novel, ""Croana of Arnithor,"" the first instalment in ""The Mysteries of the Darkburnt Forests"" series. With roots in Hyderabad, educational experiences in Cebu, and professional stints in Mumbai, Prasanth's unique journey continues to shape the captivating worlds he creates.