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Avishi: Vishpala of Rig Veda Reimagined Kindle Edition
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The cover was what caught my attention at the beginning and then the blurb had me thinking of reading of this book. This blog tour has only accelerated my reading the book. If not, I would have accessed it on KU.
From the starting, Avishi's strength shines through, from her training to her subsequent heading of Ashtagani to the finale. At the same time her character has the necessary courage to look beyond herself and see the bigger picture and this is what makes her a good ruler. Satya is sometimes shadowed by Avishi but he also is important since without him there would be no iron legged Queen.
The romance between the two is treated right with the correct balance and doesn't overwhelm the story. While it might take a while to orient oneself with the characters and the places, it all makes for a rather engaging read. The amount of research the author has put into it shines through. The language is simple enough to read fast and the pace doesn't let go till the end. One thing I was afraid of before starting the book was that the language would be more poetic since it deals with a long forgotten era. But it was just my paranoia!
The author has a way of bringing life to the story and the feelings evoked are equal to that of the characters, from passion to fearlessness in fighting. I was carried along with the flow of the story and I find the book a resoundingly 5 star read. I am eager to sample the author's works further in the coming days.
I received a copy for reviewing purposes. This doesn't affect my review in any way.
My rating : 5/5
My reread factor : 4/5
Avishi’s story has a dramatic start with her being rescued from a certain death. She is then brought to Naimisha where her talents and potential is recognized and she is trained accordingly. While Avishi remained in the custody of the Rishi’s, she prepared for her destiny which would finally take her back to her roots. But her journey is riddled with hurdles which she must overcome in order to prosper. Is she up to the challenges that will be thrown her way?
First thing that I loved about the book was its protagonist. Avishi is strong and independent. Her courage and will really impressed me as did her thought process and ability to predict her opponent’s movements. The second thing that I loved about the book was its setting. It is set in an era where gender equality is a way of life and people are free to make their own choices without being restricted by their birth status. It is a world that I would have loved to have been born in and one that I wish for the future generations. Having read the author’s debut novel Abhaya, I can see a certain growth in the author in terms of narration style. Some people may find it a bit difficult to get into at first. But the effort put into the first few chapters will certainly pay off as the book then progresses in a steady pace and the plot too contributes in keeping the readers engaged. Also, the amount of research and imagination that has gone into this book must be applauded.
Overall, the book makes for an exciting read.