Rama has quelled the demon invasion. He has thwarted the demonlord Ravana. And he is wedded to the enchanting Sita. But the young prince's problems are far from over. For Rama has been challenged by the fabled axe-wielding brahmin Parshurama - a warrior of such power he has never been defeated. And should he survive the confrontation, a greater crisis awaits him. Accompanied by his beloved Sita and loyal brother Lakshman, the prince must travel deep into the heart of the dread forest of Dandaka-van. There he will be pitted against the vengeful survivors of Ravana's rakshasa hordes. And in the tiny outlaw settlement of Chitrakut, surrounded by blood-thirsty demons, he must prepare to face fourteen long hard years of exile. The original Ramayana was written in Sanskrit by a reformed thief-turned-sage named Valmiki, possibly as long ago as 2,000 B.C.