About the Book
It was ominously dark all around. As he stared in amazement, he saw five tall, strapping men emerge like streaks of lightening and race forward. The one in the middle looked very familiar.... The men increased their speed and even as he watched, four of them transformed into hyenas, their lean, mean bodies struggling to outpace each other. The one in the middle morphed into a cheetah, its sinuous, supple body tearing ahead. The hyenas moved closer trying their best to sink their fangs into the magnificent beast.... As the cheetah made one last effort to reach its goal, it felt sharp, strong, hungry teeth sink into its flesh.... It cried in anger and desperation. He woke up with a start. He was drenched in sweat and his heart was beating wildly. He looked at his watch. Still more than half a day to go before his date with destiny....his tryst with the ten most important seconds of his life....
About the Author
Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) is an award-winning writer for children and young adults. He also dabbles in satire, poetry, fiction and travelogues. 25 books written by him have been brought out by well known names and translated into several Indian and foreign languages. Tales penned by Ramen have also found a place in the school text books in India as well as abroad. His stories, poems and satires have been included in several national and international anthologies including the popular 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' Series. Six of his books have been recommended by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), as Supplementary Readers. His stories have also made a splash in the digital world with many of them being adapted for various eReading Apps. Mohini, his first book for adults, went into its second edition in the very first week of its release. His first book of non-fiction-Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm- has been making waves on Amazon . Ramen is a much sought after inspirational speaker and storyteller for children. He is also the editor of www.bolokids.com, a New York based website. Over the last couple of years the author has become a regular at leading children's literature festivals. An Engineer and an MBA, Ramen is working as Deputy General Manager and Chief of Communications, Rourkela Steel Plant, Odisha. To know more about the writer you can check him out on Wikipedia or visit his website: www.ramendra.in