Book Reviews

Yoddha – A Review

Hey Bibliophiles,

Welcome to my blog again ! ❤

Delhi is facing too much rains, forcing me to stay at home today, again ! *Sobs*

So, here the review comes ! ❤

Today, I am posting a review on Rajat Pillai’s book,“Yoddha: The Dynasty of Samudragupta”.

 

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Synopsis –

AD 379.
The Gupta dynasty is stepping into its golden age
But the past holds many dark secrets…

After long and bloody wars, Samrat Samudragupta sits on the pinnacle of an empire. yet, close to his throne are hearts filled with revenge, scheming to bring him down.

Into this gathering storm arrives Chandragupta, the king’s long-lost son. As he settles into his new life devastating family secrets surface, old wounds are reopened and Chandra can no longer trust anyone – least of all those closest to him. Bizarre and sinister incidents abound as palace conspiracies unravel plunging Rajgriha into a pit of chaos.

Will the son pay for the sins of his father?

Yoddha: The Dynasty of Samudragupta unfolds the murky loves and lies of one of the most illustrious clans in history.

 

My Review –

Yoddha is a great Historical Fiction book, written so perfectly that I can’t find any mistakes in it, barring some spelling mistakes. Samudragupta’s journey as a great ruler, with his own dark secrets is damn good.

Chandragupta, as the main protagonist, is a brave warrior. He loves his village, Varunapura, very much. His life takes a turn when he gets to know that he’s the son of Samudragupta. He loves his mother very much and could do anything protect her. He makes a positive image of himself in minds of the people of Magadha.

Dhruvadevi, as Chandra’s love interest, is good. She is beautiful, the way the author descibes her. Charulata, as Chandra’s going-to-be-soon wife, is also beautiful, but cunning, as she joins his elder brother, Ramagupta, to destroy Chandra.
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Chandra’s journey from a village boy to the King’s younger son is too exciting. Madhavasena’s contribution to the life of Chandra is also good, I love her.

Other characters too play their role perfectly, like Tilabhatt, Harishena, Jaidev, Virashena.

Ramagupta, Chandra’s elder brother, is a weak guy, fearful of Chandra’s growing stature. He becomes the ruler of Magadha once Samudra is unable to rule as he became disabled. And, he plans to destroy Chandra, ultimately to be accidentally killed by him.

Vyom, as the chief antagonist, is damn good. His motive of killing Samudragupta is well-written and greatly shown. His methods of doing his job silently are also great.

Being my first experience with Historical Fiction, I was hoping this book would be a one – time read. But, when I began reading this book, I became closely attached to this book. This book really made me enjoy it very slowly, experiencing every major event very closely. 

 

Verdict –

This book is a gem in Historical Fiction genre, you can’t miss reading it. ❤

 

Title : Yoddha: The Dynasty of Samudragupta
Author : Rajat Pillai
Publisher : Jaico
Rating : 10/10❤❤

 

*I would love to thank the author for providing me this amazing book.*

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