Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Krishna Udayasankar is a graduate of the National Law Govinda (The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1) site Edition. by. He may well be the greatest danger Aryavarta has faced yet, for he is In the spectacular, gripping episode of The Aryavarta Chronicles. The only way he can protect Aryavarta and the woman in whose trusted In Kaurava, the second book in The Aryavarta Chronicles series.
|Language:||English, Indonesian, Arabic|
|Genre:||Politics & Laws|
|ePub File Size:||25.77 MB|
|PDF File Size:||10.70 MB|
|Distribution:||Free* [*Register to download]|
Govinda is Krishna's first published novel. She is currently working on the second and third books of The Aryavarta Chronicles and a collection. Govinda (The Aryavarta Chronicles #1) by Krishna Udayasankar It is not often that an author is brave enough to take on one of the most well. Aryavarta – the ancient Realm of the Noble. For generations, the Firstborn dynasty of scholar-sages, descendants of Vasishta Varuni and protectors of the Divine.
The moment I read the name Syoddhan, I was sure that the author has done a splendid research work.
The book treats the main characters as mere humans and not some divine figures. Though I was very happy when I read the book cover page, I regretted it the moment I started reading it.
When the story continues, it takes us back to politics in Aryavarta and the clan chroincles. No mean feat that.
Some touches of American, Britain accent has been retained in some places. A bit dragging and over fictitious. site Music Stream millions of songs.
I will give the last word to Udayasankar. Emperor Dharma Yudhisthir of the Kauravas and Empress Panchali Draupadi rule over a unified Aryavarta, an empire built for them by Govinda Shauri with the blessings of the Firstborn chronicels by the might of those whom everyone believes long gone — the Firewrights. The author has introduced several exciting and interesting ideas, but seems to be in a hurry to get to the next one.
My second novel When the Snow Melts was published by Amaryllis in A concept that looks beyond the mythical setting and tells a tale of the transformation of a human — a mere mortal into a legend. And I have given it two stars only because I think the author has a strong command over her language and style of writing.
The descriptive verses in this book brings forth the beautiful depiction of vedic India. The plot is intriguing but somehow it failed to capture my interest. The only thing that fascinated me in this book was Yudhistra's admission to Draupadi that Duryodhana and his brothers were probably the rightful heirs of Kuru empire I took me sometime to make up my mind about this book.
The only thing that fascinated me in this book was Yudhistra's admission to Draupadi that Duryodhana and his brothers were probably the rightful heirs of Kuru empire. This he admits because he knew that he and his brothers were no relation to Pandu as they were conceived through Niyoga.
This could account for the complacent nature of Yudhistra and explain why he bowed down to his uncle's wishes all the time.
And it also explains why the majority of Kings in Aryavarta at that time, allied with Duryodhana against the Pandavas.
Krishna wields the political baton trying to forge alliances and strengthen the arms of his cousins to counter Jarasandha's threat.
And I was shocked to read that Rukmini was kidnapped by Pradyumna. Krishna Udayshankar is definitely a talented writer and has set her bar high.
Hence, this gets 3 stars for not wowing me as much as Govinda. Nevertheless a good continuation to the exciting trilogy.
Don't remember in the recent times that compulsive need to do , one more chapter and then I will finish, kinda feeling that draws you in deeper until you realize that time has flown. And thus it came, the battle lines have been drawn and the conches ready to be blown. Let there be War. A worthy fantastic addition to the Aryavarta Chronicles, where Krishna comprehensively proves that she ain't a flash in the pan a one book won Completed plus pages in one sitting, that's how engrossing it was.If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off.
Join Kobo & start eReading today
Now, the last Secret Keeper of the Firewrights is dead, killed by a violent hand, and the battle for supreme power in the empire is about to begin. When I read the author's note at the beginning and her note on sources and methods at the end, I was not sure if this was a debutant seeking approval of her work and methods or if in some way, by presenting her hypothesis and research she expected this work to be an interpretation of the Mahabharata to impress the academics.
Dharma Yudhisthir gambles away his empire, the tormented empress is forced into a terrifying exile and the many nations of the realm begin to take up arms in a bid to fight, conquer and destroy each other. That is the biggest achievement of the book and its greatest undoing as well. The descriptive verses in this book brings forth the beautiful depiction of vedic India.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
The only thing that fascinated me in this book was Yudhistra's admission to Draupadi that Duryodhana and his brothers were probably the rightful heirs of Kuru empire. I will give the last word to Udayasankar.
Now the Firewrights rise from the ashes of the past, divided as before in purpose and allegiance, and no one, it seems, can stand in the way of the chaos about to be unleashed on the land — not the Firstborn, not the kings of Aryavarta, and not Govinda Shauri.