Book Name: Another Tale Of Two Cities
Author: Ezhuth Aani
Publisher: Inspire India Publishers
Price: Rs. 245
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 cover is one among the attractive feature of this book. Next, being the story. The moment you read the first chapter, you'll feel like you want to know more. You want to know what happens next. It is this feeling that keeps you hooked on to this book. The narration has been done in third person narrative. When you hear words like history or mythology, the only thing that comes to your minds is wars and conquests. This book too is somewhat based on similar lines but has many more stories along with it. It has a love story, a story of bravery and courage, a story of heartbreak. The language is lucid. There are occurences of a few new words. But it didn't affect the reading experience. The narration is so realistic that you'll find yourself lost in the pages of this book. The story itself is a motivation. It gives you lessons on courage and bravery. It will awaken that nation lover inside you.
I rate 'Another Tale of Two Cities' with 3.5/5 stars.
You can buy your copies on Amazon.