THE ARYAVARTA CHRONICLES BOOK 1: GOVINDA 7/8 Yes Mythological fiction Rs.100 (Amazon.in)
Got my hands on one more mythical historical fiction book and its not Amish for a change. The book in question is THE ARYAVARTA CHRONICLES BOOK 1: GOVINDA. written by KRISHNA UDAYASANKAR. After Shiva, Rama this time its Krishna.
Govinda has created a realm of his own in Dwarka, a well know place for equals and love lovers on an island. But there is politics, Jarasandha is the self declared Emperor of Aryavarta, the whole of India(esp northern n central). Now Govinda plans to get the kingdom from his end and he works towards establishing a better empire in guidance of Dharma Yudhishthira and Panchali. Is he a pawn of Dwaipayana Vyasa and Bhishma and played by Sanjaya Gavalgani or is he pretending to be played by them?
Well this book is a retelling of the great Indian war MAHABHARATA, and this book is very different from other mythical historical fictiona out there. If we compare this with Shiva trilogy, that book has taken the God Shiva and portrayed him in a fictional story, obviously on based of certain facts but this book is a kind of truth of Mahabharata as we know blended in a fictional style so as to reach the maximum readers and to gave a feel of fiction novel full of politics, as in the style of Game of Thrones. And the English used here is much refined, not as simple language as the other trilogy by Amish so this book is more rich in terms of content. In those 444 pages, the print is fine hence it covered more of story and still there are 2 more remaining to go. Also, language is not that hard but a better comparisons and words are chosen in the book. It also seems a good research has been done while writing this novel.
Now something about the author: Krishna is a Bangalore born writer and lecturer having Singapore’s nationality and this chronicles were her first books. 2 other non fiction books she has written and a novel named 3. She had a law degree and a Phd(source: wikipedia)
It took me 40 days to complete 444 pgs. But this book is a must read, soon I am going to buy tge 2nd book of trilogy. Do read this book, I rate 7/8.
Jai Raam ji ki:)