Tell us if this being sounds familiar: He’s the god of love. He’s equipped with an enchanted bow and arrow. He’s handsome and he knows it. If you guessed anyone other than Kamedeva . . . you just haven’t gotten to his chapter in Aru Shah and the Song of Death yet. Here’s a sneak peek.
Piercing Good Looks
The first thing you may notice about Kamadeva is how stylish he is. He envisions himself as young and charismatic; he wears expensive clothing and sports a bright blue parrot on his shoulder. With all the charm of a Bollywood actor or an up-and-coming CEO, he’s bound to make new fans swoon. As long as they can get past the bright green skin tone. Not that we’re passing judgment. . . .
Appropriately enough, you can usually find Kamadeva in Loves Park, Illinois. And when he’s around, it’s always spring. His office—the one where he and his employees keep tabs on relationships across the world—isn’t dissimilar to the New York Stock Exchange. Just replace all the people freaking out about stocks and bonds with Otherworld beings freaking out about heart skips and eyelash flutters.
Ready, Aim . . .
It’s hard to start up a business, even the business of universal love, without a proper energy source. Kamadeva’s famous arrow was infused with a magic so potent, a single shot can inspire romance. Though he hasn’t used the weapon for quite some time, it remains powerful. If it ever fell into the hands of the wrong person . . . well, let’s just say that some people could lose something even more dear to them than love. As for the potential Pandava thieves, it’s not just their hearts that are in danger of breaking.
Brother from Another Pantheon
We’ve given you the rundown on Cupid before, and how, for someone who’s responsible for inspiring desire and affection, he can be a serious creep. We would like to say that Kamadeva provides the human race with a kinder, gentler alternative, but you know what they say: Cherubs of a feather . . . A least Kamadeva is more fashion-forward and less overtly cruel.
Want to learn more about Kamadeva? Read Aru Shah and the Song of Death ASAP!