Saturday, 28 January 2017

Book Review- Another Tale Of Two Cities by Ezhuth Aani

Book Details-
Book Name- Another Tale Of Two Cities
Author- Ezhuth Aani
Genre- Historical Fiction
Publisher- Inspire India Publishers
Pages- 303
Price- ₹245

Blurb- 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?

Review- Another Tale of Two Cities Is historical thriller novel by Ezhuth Aani (Original Name-Dr.. Ananthakumarasamy Ramanathan) This book which is set in the 15th century. The book covers Cambodian Prince Adhithya's journey to many countries including India, Sri Lanka and China. 

I received this book from Arudha Club in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

Book Title and Cover- The Book's Title reminds us of Charles Dickens "Tale of Two Cities". Though the title is somewhat similar, this book is quite different and serves us historical fiction saga. The

Cover is beautiful with reddish orange colour pattern. The palace in the background makes the cover complete and attractive. 

Language and Narration- The Language of the book is simple and easy to comprehend. Dialogs are crisp and short. Narration is done well. Quotes in the book are beautiful and worth quoting. 

Theme- The Main theme of the book is war and thriller; but this book also covers elements like Love, History, Religion and bravery. 

All in all,  Another Tale of Two Cities is a package with all the essential elements. 

Storyline and Plot- The Storyline is engaging and well researched. The Author skillfully blends his characters with plot and history and delivers us well knitted thriller. 

The detailed description of Buddhism adds flavour to the story. The 15th century dynasties are also described well.

Overall, Another Tale Of Two Cities is engaging book with remarkable themes and well researched plot.

1. Unique Plot
2. Editing is done well
3. Characterization.

Novel is divided into 4 sections instead of chapters. This could be difficult and turn off for few readers.

Book Cover and Title- 4/5
Language and Narration- 3.5/5
Storyline and Plot- 4/5

Final Rating- 4/5

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