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Be awarded to the author or having stepped away The Avril LaVigne Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Avril LaVigne from the ages old way of garishly painting Duryodhana as the baddie In this tale he is referred to by his actual name of Syyodhan and he is just another character and not the prince of darkness as most other authors would have us believe This being theirst installment I did not see nor hear much of Karna If we go by the usual sentiments of authors they romanticize this character to glorious heights of excessive magnanimity and valor Here Karna or Vasusen is a vassal King of Hastinapura and that is pretty much about him No A Fatal Debt: A Novel fanfare no muses singing his praises with their lyresully tuned etc Then there is Krishna or Govinda Shauri in this incarnation the one who holds all the strings and plans out the ascent of his cousin Dharma Yudhishtir to the Emperor s throne Lives are made and destroyed hearts are broken and left by the wayside men and women die in the hundreds and still the kingdoms vie The White Ballets for the ultimate prize reminds you of GRRM doesn t it Theirst installment closes after Govinda and Bhima dethrone the Emperor Jarasandha of Magadha and hence clear the way or Yudhishtir s meteoric rise The author is in command of her language and has a good way with words It is a well written book rom the language perspectiveAnd now sadly or the other parts is a well written book rom the language perspectiveAnd now sadly The Portable Guidance Counselor: Answers to the 284 Most Important Questions About Getting Into College for the other parts the book The whole book is hinged on a clash of clans two of them Theirewrights the ones who hold the key to weapons technology and the irstborn the ones who are the trusted counselors of royalty The conflict between these two overshadows even the Kaurava Pandava conflict and gives the story a whole new dimension The author unspools thread after thread of conspiracies and counter moves and somewhere post two thirds of the book I lost my bearings and kept confusing irewrights with irstborns A and somewhere post two thirds of the book I lost my bearings and kept confusing irewrights with Bongology: n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices firstborns A conversation that I had with my mind went like this Me Alright so that is airewright in action Mind No it is a Design the Life You Love: A Guide to Thinking About Your Life Playfully and with Optimism firstborn youool Me But I thought the author said it is a Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas firewright didn t she Mind That was three pages ago what were you looking at Me Oh darn you you misleading double crosser you Mind Don t you blame meor your sloppiness And so onAnother point of disagreement with the author was on describing battle scenes The Mahabharata is chock After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry full of them and it is anyantasy writer s best bet to lavish attention on them This is exactly a point where I Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread found the author to not reach up to her mark as a writer ofantasy A tremendous battle is hinted at and as soon as you snap your Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes fingers it is over The author just skims over the whole battle with a little glance at it all If this keeps up I might be inor a soggy ending during the Kurukshetra scenes Towards the end the book starts meandering and some of the principal characters go off on adventures which make no sense while looked at rom the main story A ew scenes eaturing Govinda also tend to get to being nothing than rambling and long long discourses which are not very enlightening By the look of things I get a eel that the story has bitten off than what it could chew There are so many loose ends here that I surely hope the author ties them all up before the trilogy is done with Remember what the wise man said If you say in the irst chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall in the there is a rifle hanging on the wall in the or third chapter it absolutely must go off If it s not going to be ired it shouldn t be hanging there An excellent read I have read all the volumes of Krishnavatara by KMMunshi So the idea of Mahabharata as a story of extraordinary humans who had no superpowers was not new to me What was new in Govinda is Mahabharata as a story of people all of whom have personalities which all into grey or blackexcept I think Suka Vyasa s son and the intrigue in the political plots and plans behind the well known wars and conflicts The book gives a different perspective and there s no way to decide if it s true or not Edit I previously mentioned the author of Krishnavatara as CRajagopalachari It was actually KMMunshi. Must use all his cunning to counter deception and treachery if he is to protect his people and those whom he lovesBut who holds the key to the antastic and startling knowledge of the Firewrights which in the wrong hands will bring doom upon the empire And does Govinda have it in him to confront the dark secrets of his past and discover the true meaning of being Arya of being nob. It was Seven Days, Seven Dinners fascinating to see them as much developed characters Dharma is probably the one Pandava whose depiction really surprised me and I never knew it was possible to show him in such a morally grey light He is such aollower and almost too much of a believer of destiny and righteousness without actually doing any work A Northern Light for creating an empire I can almost see how this will lead to his downfall and can t wait to explore it all in the next book If you love Mahabharata reinterpretations I would definitely recommend this book to you If you are okay with stories that don t necessarily stick to the canon and remove the mysticism of the epic inavor a socio political If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas fantasy saga then you ll enjoy this a lot The world building is impressive the characters very very refreshing andascinating and the reveals totally captivating that ll keep you guessing as to what might happen next Kaurava here I come I took me sometime to make up my mind about this book And I have given it two stars only because I think the author has a strong command over her language and style of writing The descriptive verses In This Book Brings Forth this book brings orth beautiful depiction of vedic IndiaThe plot is intriguing but somehow it ailed to capture my interest The only thing that Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, fascinated me in this book was Yudhistra s admission to Draupadi that Duryodhana and his brothers were probably the rightful heirs of Kuru empire This he admits because he knew that he and his brothers were no relation to Pandu as they were conceived through Niyoga This could accountor the complacent nature of Yudhistra and explain why he bowed down to his uncle s wishes all the time And it also explains why the majority of Kings in Aryavarta at that time allied with Duryodhana against the PandavasKrishna wields the political baton trying to orge alliances and strengthen the arms of his cousins to counter Jarasandha s threat And I was shocked to read that Rukmini was kidnapped by Pradyumna Wasn t Rukmini the wife of Krishna and Pradyumna her son or Rukmini was kidnapped by Pradyumna Wasn t Rukmini the wife of Krishna and Pradyumna her son or I read it wrong As ar as I know Krishna s dynasty is well documented in Bhagavatha Purana so much so that there is no confusion as to who his son grandson or great grandson is White Water for that matter So why play around with itor no purpose Overall I think you could give this a miss unless you are keen to read another The Slave Dancer fantasy read about Mahabharata When Iirst read the Mahabharata as a child I wasn t clear on why the story started at a place called Naimisha Aranya The Special Agent forest of Naimisha To my mind that craved only action movies this was a minor diversion and one that needed to be uickly bypassed to reach that big daddy of all battle scenes But slowly with every retelling and re reading that I went through theorest grew on me It was only very recently that Ashok Banker gave it a befitting name The Sleep with the Fishes forest of stories You can draw out countless talesrom this The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History forest Heroes villains gods and demons walk among these tales and it would make even the seasonedantasy writers stare in wonderment at the seemingly endless treasure trove that stands before them Needless to say this seems to be the rage these days among young Indian writers too or everybody wants to try their hands at retelling mythology across varied genres rom action to romance to amily drama Hunting between the from action to romance to amily drama Hunting between the at my library on Saturday I came across a new series where Krishna was an assassin sent to take revenge on the Asuras by the Devasimagine Krishna as Liam Neeson I will look Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life for you I willind you and I will kill you some assassin he would make eh Krishna Udayasankar is another entrant to this ield who chooses a retelling of the epic steeped in palace intrigues conspiracies and machinations with a special ocus on the rock star god of the Hindu pantheon KrishnaOne thing is set straight right at the start itself there are no gods in this tale No one harnesses supernatural powers and nor are they the descendants of gods They are Kings ueens and Princes 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate forever locked in the game of thrones Merit should. Tween the two orders the once united empire of Aryavarta lies splintered a shadow of itsormer glorious selfNow the last Secret Keeper of the Firewrights is dead killed by a violent hand and the battle or supreme power in the empire is about to beginAs mighty powers hurtle towards a bloody conflict Govinda Shauri cowherd turned prince and now Commander of the armies of Dwaraka. ,
PATHETIC I have never seen any Indian author writing this badly There are soooooooo many names peopleevents etc this leaves the reader clueless After 3 rd chapter By all means copy Amish Tripathi but make sure that ur even half way near to his wits and intelligence After Meluha it seems that young people with a Post Grad degree and an ability to write are on a spree to pick up a mythological character and mold it into human orm and write a battle around it WHY why copy come up with something original What came as a shocker was the language it was so casual the conversation between two characters was so much like our day today convoif you are writing The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece for a particular era than make sure that dialect matches to that ageCant write a detailed review as I had no strength and willingness to wrack my brain or time over this While I was wowed by the author Krishna s short story in Magical Women and have been waiting to read her latest Beast which my trustedriends really swear by it didn t occur to me that I already owned her debut trilogy and never actually read it Thankfully I realized my The New Job Security folly and picked up thisirst book The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) for the IndianLitReadathon and it was definitely an awesome decision pats my back Mahabharata is myavorite book in the world and nothing will ever change that It s had the most influence on my life so it s not surprising that I tend to turn unwittingly to reading the epic when I m in need of comfort In the recent years I have also been able to read a The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis few reimaginations and reinterpretations of this story by modern authors and I m always mesmerized by how many different ways this story could be told In this same vein comes the author Krishna and I m wowed by her courage to have taken up this task right in her debut novel The author has decided to strip the divinityrom the epic and retell it as a socio political saga of THE KINGDOMS OF ARYAVARTA AND I THINK SHE SUCCEEDS kingdoms of Aryavarta and I think she succeeds it very well The central conflict around which the story revolves here is something new and that definitely makes it The Jumbee feel like a refreshing tale The world building is done excellently slowly revealing bits and pieces so that it nevereels info dumpy I loved the descriptions of the kingdoms and the palaces and the terrain in general my particular To Helvetica and Back favorite being the absolutely stunning depiction of Dwaraka I could actuallyeel the sun and the waves and the total awe that Partha eels when he arrives at its gates The author also makes the characters here utterly human with all their complicated motivations and moral dilemmas and I loved seeing them in a new light There are lots of mysteries that are unraveled As The Story Progresses the story progresses the particular reveals at the end surprised me and I m just so excited to dive into the seuel immediately The story is also just close enough to the canon that you might guess what could happen next but different enough that you ll be surprised by how the events unfold The author manages to accentuate this eeling by giving some of the characters their not so popular names so it never Where the Heart Waits feels like you are just reading the Mahabharata The storyollows multiple POV Characters So We characters so we to know what everyone is thinking and the political plans they are weaving The major perspectives we get are Govinda and Panchali and I was just utterly ascinated by their relationship Govinda loves his people and dedicates his whole life to be able to create a lasting empire but he is also very dispassionate and almost emotionless in the way he manipulates everyone which makes him pretty unlikable to everyone and also very difficult to get to know him closely Panchali on the other hand is iery very intelligent and capable and is appalled at the way women are discriminated against and prevented A Burglar's Guide to the City from being in ruling positions However she is also pragmatic and uses her smarts to run her kingdom as well as understand the long term implications of everything happening around across the empire Vyasa Sanjaya Asvathama and Shikhandin also play very important roles and. HONOUR DESIRE VENGEANCEAryavarta – the ancient realm of the nobleFor generations the Firstborn dynasty of scholar sages descendants of Vasishta Varuni and protectors of the Divine Order on earth has dominated here For just as long the Angirasaamily of Firewrights weapon makers to the kings and master inventors has defied them In the aftermath of the centuries long conflict be. ,