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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Reviews on "The Prince of Patliputra"

Review Point: 4.75
Author: Shreyas Bhave
Publisher: Frog Books, Imprint of leadstart publishing
Genre: Historical
ISBN: 978-93-52015-50-4
Edition: First, 2015
Page Count: 382

About the Book
The Prince of Patliputra is the Book 1 of series Asoka Trilogy.

Conquering the flame of history (272 BC), book is sealed over the most discussed place Patliputra. Discussing Taxila and Patliputra simultaneously in the gap of fifty years, books imprints Samrat Bindusar, son of Chandragupta, and Samrat Chakravartin both of them ruling over large even larger area of Patliputra. Chandragupta had settled the place some five decades ago in the mentorship of Chanakya. Sushem is the next contender to be the Samrat of Patliputra. He has couple of brothers and Asoka is one of them. Sushem loves him lot and teaches the base of running a kingdom and handle people of the subcontinent. On the other hand, Chanakya bewares King Puru of the upcoming danger by Alexander who has massive army. Chanakya suggests Puru to be with Ambhi to abreast the future together and meanwhile he puts his best to convey and pacify Asoka's mother about his future plans. Later, Asoka comes in touch with Devi who is Buddhist and feels affection for her, though he is Brahmin. Then what happens? Will Asoka be influenced by the thinking of her mother, which is conveyed to her by someone else? Will Sushem love him always as younger brother or will feelings be changed for the sake of the throne? Will Chanakya be successful in his game? How Asoka finds himself a genuine leader and simple person as Buddhists were? To know, read this amazing book 'The Prince of Patliputra'.

Positive about the Book
Amazing platform and mind blowing narration is the strength of the book. A deep secret and populous topic is presented to readers with the best possible way, it could be ever. Each and every character is depicted in such beautiful way and justified well. Story has the same pace and no boaring part. Dialogue writing is amazing. Writer has knitted both the era very well. Asoka character is presented perfectly. This story has love, life, betrayal, romance, revenge. No part of this book is beatable by any fact. To write the thing which is already known to all is always a tough task and writer has done his job in an appropriate manner. Plot is settled in such a way that story runs in a smooth pace by taking characters along. All the things are stated in straightforward way and each and every part is described in much depth. Giving sharp light to the well praise person of history, Chanakya, and religion Buddhism, this book not only covers the lives of Kings but also put thrust on such diverse topic which are the main theme of interest of readers. Proper co-ordination can be seen between the characters communicating either love or betrayal.

Negative about the Book
Though writer has said that the work is fiction. But it is not the right way to write abuses "son of whore", "whore", etc. It really leaves a negative impact in the mind of readers for the writer. Blurb is not impressive.

No words to appreciate the work of Shreyas Bhave. It seems, he has come from the time of Asoka and describing the things as he has lived on his own. Unbeatable concept of presenting the incidents and characters is showing his hard work and dedication towards this historical topic. Also, writer has defined Chanakya who everybody wants to read and know deeply even. Perfect ending is given to the book as it would be the beginning for the next of the series. Meanwhile, Shreyas has put the best book in the market which can not be replaced by any experienced authors available in writing field and working on such works for years. Though cover is quite fine and covers the entire concept of the book, but could be more impressive in the view of historical aspects. Many of the things writers has revealed about historians which were not known to people yet. Besides, by offering such work, writers has made himself secure in the heart of readers and given a safe place in their book shelves. At last, it must be read by every person of any age circle. Shreyas has amazing thinking and holding capacity which new as well as well established authors must learn from him.

Personal Opinion
I bow my head for the efforts Shreyas Bhave has made for this book. Nothing is comparative, everything he has done in it is standard now. I really can not believe that a person of this young age can claim such amazing book. But he has done and I must say, it is one of the finest books I have read yet. In 2016, till now, I have read 12 books and this is the work which is best in each and every manner. Now I am eagerly waiting for its next part. Such books have all the things which many of best of best selling books do not have. Promotion factors comes at end and book does not find massive readers.

Reviewing Point:
4.75 out of 5

Review By:
- Kamal Paneru

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Reviews on "The Ribbon Trap"

Review Point: 3 out 5
Author: Shine Syamaladevi
Publisher: Lifi Publications
Genre: Fiction/Romance/Suspense
ISBN: 978-93-82536-90-1
Pages: 272


Smita and Krishnaprem are true lover since their teenage. They spend their lives together and much happily. Krishnaprem is alone in his life and lives in orphanage, while Smita has well setteled family. They secretly get married during their teenage and on the other hand, do not let people know about this truth. Later, Smita clears civil service exam and Joins police force. Here, in her duty, she faces couple of people adverse to her thinking and expectation. Then a day comes, when she, while roaming with Krishnaprem, meets with an accident, so called one of the worst days of her life. This day changes her entire life and Krishnaprem, her lover, tries his best to bring her back to normal while going through the same. Would he be able to conquer the adversities? What type of accident she meets? What type of people she faces during her duty? Who is Surender Kulkarni and why story covers him? To know, read The Ribbon Trap.

Strength of the Book
Book starts with amazing prologue which stitches readers with the story. Well-set characters are played in the book. Plot chosen is very nice and suits to modernisation running in our lives. Describing past and present seperately with a date pattern, way of presentation is good. There comes a time, when readers find their interest with the book at peak. Smita and Krishnaprem characters are crafted much beautifully and writer has perfectly used the location of Delhi city to give it more original look. Ending is done so peacefully by making everything clear and solving each and every matter running throughout the book.

Weakness of the Book
So much characters are introduced in the story which make readers perplexed with the story. At time, few things have introduced unnecessarily which let readers to skip away the pages. No literature is used to depict and enliven the romance part of the book. Holding together the suspense and love story, it at mid annoys readers who are fond of only one genre. Way of presentation is so simple. Story has much ups and downs of twist of interest. Epilogue is damn precised and is sum up of the entire theme at once.

Having strong theme of love and suspense, this book talks on one of the sensitive topic AIDS. Flakes of emotions, mystery, plane romance, a touch of teen age and then of maturity make it a good read for readers who love to have all the things in a single book. Book cover is not attractive. Blurb is too short and does not expresses more about the story, which stands a big negative factor. In the mid, story is stretched so much. Romance in the book is not of that level. Also, though the suspense factor is mentioned well but a little bit weak way of presenting such strong theme diminishes the expectation of readers. This book ensures full entertainment and shock-read. Way of co-ordination between past and present narration is really appreciable. Depicting the intense desire of a male for his dear one, this book would surely be loved by the readers of mid-20s and 30s. And yes, writer is right to write that patient gives up hope when he comes to know that doctors make him fool, but the truth is there is no drug to cure AIDS.

Review Point:
3 out of 5

Review By:- Kamal Paneru

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