“You have to dethrone a powerful man to become the most powerful. I was itching to defeat the single most powerful person, but there wasn’t any. I was left with only one choice — to create one.” Little does Ashwin Jamwal know that the last twenty-five years of his life have been controlled by a master manipulator, who wanted to make him the most powerful man on earth, though for a reason! Ashwin steps up to take oath as the youngest Prime Minister of India and is unknowingly thrown into a vortex of power and authority as the entire world is threatened by a faceless enemy — Hades. The world starts to look up to Ashwin as the savior, but he was just a pawn, reared only to be sacrificed in the end.
A story of greed, lies, deceptions, manipulations and corruption, Ashvamedha is a thriller revolving around the infamous game of power in a maddening bid to seek absolute control.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR :
Aparna Sinha wrote her first poem when she was seven, which she recited on All India Radio. Since then, her literary work and industry specific articles have been published in various media, including reputed business magazines across Asia. Equipped with a Master’s in management, when she was forced to quit her lucrative job because of a chronic disease, she focused on her sole passion – writing.
MY REVIEW :
I personally like those novels where what we keep on guessing do not happens, and the real culprit or the real thing behind all that was someone else whom we had not expected. “Asvamedha, The Game Of Power” is one such book. The blurb of the book itself arouse my interest a look and the cover of the book added cherry to the cake. The book cover very well matches with the story line and theme of the book.
When one open up the book, the book begins with a poem about power. The book all over revolves around the life of Ashwin Jamwal, who has decided to change the country. He wants to do something for his country and he is all set for this. It was overall a book on politics; interesting politics I must say. Being a reader, I have a urge to guess things before hand. When things are the same way I guessed,I became happy but when the things goes completely in a different direction I am completely amazed. Aparna Sinha’s, “Ashvamedha” was one such book. I completely enjoyed reading this book where the most unexpected thing turned into the reality.
Apart from politics, there is a theme of friendship and romance too. Ashwin did not knew that more than himself, someone else was too there who wanted him to become Prime Minister and they succeed. Ashvamedha is a book on politics including corruption, manipulations,lies,double faces and internally games played. I liked the way author wrote this book. She has maintained a balance while writing. Neither did she stretched chapters long nor did she keep it short. It was overall balanced in a proper manner. Coming to the language of the book, it was an easy read. Apart from Arun,Adya there is a most important character in the book Hades. He plays a vital role in Ashwin life and some secret get disclosed at the end of the book. I would love to read Ashvamedha Book 2.
RATING : 4/5
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