Ashok and the Nine Unknown might just be around 224 pages but the storyline has enough space for action, drama, romance, horror, mystery and magick, mingling with each other and forming notable moments. It is richly grounded on historical facts as we know them and even myths recounted through generations.
Rose of Sarajevo is set during the 1990s which shook the entire nations of Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Slovenia. The war that ensued saw millions of Bosniaks being tortured and murdered in the name of ethnic cleansing. This story is of one such family who lost their everything in the war.
Mamang Dai’s The Black Hills takes us back in time to Arunachal Pradesh of the 1840s and 1850s. Here in this land, which is yet untouched by the British and left alone by the Chinese authority in Tibet, arrives a French pastor, Father Nicolas Krick to spread the word of his Lord.
The story of Empire by Devi Yesodharan is based in the 11th century Chola Kingdom at a time when they are at their mightiest and richest. When a Greek pirate ship sails in to loot the wealth of the Cholas, it is brutally defeated and forced to pay a compensation; a payment that includes a twelve-year-old girl, Aremis.
PLOT: 5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 My Musings India’s greatest storyteller is back again after a long gap. After penning masterpieces such as The Krishna Key, The Rozabal Line,… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 My Musings The recent days have seen a hot debate ripening between the various stakeholders in the Padmavati game. Yes, I am talking… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 My Musings I am ardent fan of historical fiction. I am irrevocably in love with the works of Ashwin Sanghi and Dan Brown…. [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 5/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 My Musings If I talk about mythological and historical fictions, the year 2017 was an exceptional one for me. I had the pleasure… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTER: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 The prologue to The Dravidian opens with a scene from the Ramayana when Hanuman is worried about saving Laxman’s life and goes to… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 A little babbling History is one of my favourite subjects and consequently, I love reading historical thrillers when it comes to fiction books…. [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 A few musings I love reading in the night time. There is something extraordinary in the kind of solace I find in this… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 Disclaimer – This is a spoiler-free review, so you can safely go ahead and enjoy it. Before I start this review, I have… [Continue Reading]