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The Ring of Truth: Twelve Year-Old's Gripping Debut Novel Invites Readers to Fight Evil, Explore Far-off Countries & Save the World

Written by Medha Upadhyay, ‘The Ring of Truth’ fuses an edge-of-the-seat journey to save the world with an opportunity to explore Indonesia, Japan and many of the Pacific islands from the comfort of home. Above all, Medha’s narrative serves as a bold reminder that anyone can fight evil and do their bit to make the world a better place.


San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/02/2014 -- While most young people spend their tween years out of the limelight, twelve year-old Medha Upadhyay is bucking the trend by using her formative years to become a published author and inspire readers around the world.

Her debut novel, ‘The Ring of Truth’, is an impressive display of the young author’s tenacity and maturity – boasting a narrative that could easily rival its genre’s best-sellers.


Ten year old Ria thinks that she has enough on her plate when her dad decides to accept a promotion that will require him to move the family every six months.

But as if that isn't enough for one girl to handle, she is soon gifted a mysterious ring with unbelievable powers.

Soon, eerie disasters begin to follow Ria, harming not only her, but everybody around her. Desperate for answers, Ria takes a leap of faith. What she doesn't know is that the consequences could change the world.

As the author explains, her book has a vital message of hope for other young people.

“Ria refuses to turn her back on evil; instead choosing to fight it head-on and try to make the world a better place in the process. We should all try to have a positive impact on our planet – as its life is finite” says Medha, currently a sixth grader at Joaquin Miller Middle School.

Continuing, “A lot of young people don’t get an opportunity to travel to exotic places such as Japan, Indonesia and islands in the Pacific – but they can now explore them in my book. It’s a great reading and discussion project for schools and families.”

Reviews for the book have been extremely positive. For example, Dinesh comments, “The book is simple and easy to read. Kids will love it. I think the book will help the kids make good choices in life. I also love that it has the tale of Durga and Mahishasur. It generates curiosity about Indian Mythology. Overall I will recommend it to the kids and their parents.”

Lovely Choubey adds, “The book is very educational and entertaining for young readers. It has enough suspense and thrill to keep the readers engaged. The flow of the book is such that you wouldn't want to keep it away. The characters of Ria and Rohan are very well laid out. Kids would relate to these characters. I would recommend it to all of you.”

‘The Ring of Truth’ is available now: http://amzn.to/Qyxh5o.

About Medha Upadhyay
Medha Upadhyay lives in San Jose, California and attends Joaquin Miller Middle School as a sixth grader. She divides her time between reading, writing, and swimming. She also loves crafts, music and pizza.