Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Book Review: Scion Of Ikshvaku

Hello Friends, the book that I am reviewing today is the first book in Amish Tripathi's Ram Chandra Series called 'Scion of Ikshvaku'. If you follow Indian authors, you would know that Amish Tripathi is famous for his Shiva Trilogy books. Scion Of Ikshvaku, his latest book, released on 22 June 2015, is a mythological thriller based on Lord Ram, the legendary Indian king regarded as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

The plot is the story of Ramayana told through the modern eyes. Different mythological characters are shown as real life people with real feelings in this book. Lot of philosophical discussions between the brothers and some characters, which I couldn't help but feel are related to current social problems of India. The narration is very good and the best thing I like about Amish's books is the strong portrayal of female characters, be it Parvati from Shiva Series or Sita from this book. Amish Tripathi is definitely literary pop star (as mentioned elsewhere). I am now eagerly waiting for the 2nd installment of this book.

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