Ambuj: Book Review

The Review

The Guardians of the Blue Lotus is Anita Shirodkar's not a too old trilogy. Set in the old world, it is myriad of emotions. With Aryavir and Sitanshu as the first two books of the trilogy, which I have already read and reviewed. I had high expectations from Ambuj, the last book of this trilogy and Ambuj did meet them. With every turn of the page, you will wonder what will happen to its characters.

The ride through the former two books was full of mystery, adventure and showed the beauty of relationships and trust. This book is about the aftermath of war. With so many secrets unfolding, you will feel like you are in a roller-coaster ride.

New friends, relationships and then new enemies. Twist and turns in the story, entwined characters, sacrifices along with growth in the character of Sitanshu which will make you love and respect him even more, makes the story more wonderful.

It was an interesting read. Though the end becomes a little predictable, it still doesn't make you stop reading because you cannot really be sure if that is what really going to happen. Though I must admit that I had tears in my eyes by the end of the book. 

How Karma plays an important role in one's life and in the life of people associated, is what this book teaches us at every point.

What Backcover says

After the Great War of Sompur, the inseparable Aryavir and Sitanshu have to go their separate ways – one to rule the Kingdom of Kamalkund and one to pursue his destiny as the man chosen to right the wrongs of the Kamal Akshi rulers of yore. As the two struggle to embrace their new roles, the great Maharajadhiraj Ambujakshan’s past sins reach out and rip into the present, creating pitfalls that seem impossible to overcome.

Against all odds, Sitanshu must foil the diabolical plans of Empress X’ia, or the Old World must face annihilation. From an astonishing hidden cave deep inside Mount Mandeshwar to the mysterious Raven Monastery, Sitanshu and Parmangana race against time to save an entire race of people from extinction.

Written with the classic Indian ethos, Ambuj, the third part of the Guardians of the Blue Lotus Trilogy, pays homage to India's magnificent mythological heritage and takes the reader on a journey into the heart of human passions. 

The Book 

Sitanshu is priced at Rs.350 (could have been lower) and I would rate this 335 pages read a 4/5.

Happy Reading,
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