- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Inspire India Publishers; First edition (2016)
- Language: English
About the book-
Fourteen thirty one is the year remembered for the martyrdom of Joan of Arc. But another landmark event was unfolding in a future French colony. Cambodia was a cultural cauldron of Hinduism, Mahayana Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism. The largest metropolis of the pre industrial era was also facing a climate change calamity. The story unfolds in fifteenth century Cambodia and travels to China, Sri Lanka, India and the Middle East, as Princes Adithya and Mahendra set out to seek help for their beleaguered country. Will the splendid twin cities of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom survive? Who wins the heart of Mandagini, the warrior princess?
The title of the book is very interesting. It took me back to the Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens( One of my favourite novel) but this book is quite different from ‘The Tale of Two Cities’.
When I saw the cover for the first time, I didn’t get the meaning of it. But when I finished reading it, I can say that the designer designed it so well. Cover of the book is interesting and blurb giving final shape to the cover very well.
The moment I started reading this book, I was so hooked to it that it was quite hard to take a break. The chapters of this story made it hard for a reader to disengage himself/herself from it. As I progressed ahead to discover the events it has in store for readers, I got more inquisitive to discover the upcoming ones .All the characters have been treated properly and author has put a great effort to justify all of them as per the story.
I really liked the historical concept of the book but it may be little difficult to digest for those who do not like to read historical novels. Sometimes I felt that the characters have not been brought out well.And Sometimes author’s narration fails in describing the scenarios.
Verdict: I LOVED this book. The book is awesome and it is highly recommended for those who like to read historical novels.Go grab your copy now! It is totally worth.
Story: * * * * 4/5
Characters: * * * * 4/5
Narration: * * * 3/5
Cover: * * * * 4/5
Overall: * * * * 4/5