Shadow Realm is the magical, coming-of-age tale of Arya, a teenager who is tormented by demons. Anything to do with his ethnicity — food, traditions or the fascinating mythological stories he has been raised with, has become the building block of unpleasant social experiences.
In a moment of anger, he causes an accident that confines his mother to a coma. Her once-vibrant self is now kept alive by tubes and machines in a hospital ward.
Arya clings to the only remnant of their bond: an old, battered copy of the Ramayana, India’s ancient epic story of Prince Rama’s battle against demons.
He picks up the mythology book in an attempt to heal her through its verses but finds himself quantum tunneled into the Wild Woods, the world of its ancient stories, where Ravana, the demon king, strategizes to destroy Arya’s Ramayana, the last copy left, and threatens to rewrite history from his evil perspective.
Will Arya be able to save the story of Rama, return home to heal his mother and tackle the demons in his ordinary world?