Book Review – Sitanshu -Guardians Of The Blue Lotus -2
Author : Anita Shirodkar
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : AuthorsUpFront
Book Blurb – As the divine Blue Lotus Indivara sprouts an ominous red petal, its guardians must do everything in their power to protect it and their kingdom. Aryavir and Sitanshu march to the border of Kalipura for a bloody showdown with the Chandraketu King Divyendu. It seems as if the Kamal Akshi Army with its peerless long-haired Kesakuta warriors cannot lose a war, but the wily enemies of Kamalkund have diabolical plans that are not written in any rule book. Thanks to the evil machinations of the Mayakari Queen Tamasi and wily King Kratu, Aryavir and Sitanshu are facing the battle of their lives.
With hidden ancient secrets that are known only to the revered Maheshwari Masters, the mythological Old World is about to be plunged into intrigue and danger its denizens could never have imagined. Powerful kings face mortality, relationships are tested to their breaking point and the Great War of Sompur will bring completely unexpected repercussions.
Written with the classic Indian ethos, Sitanshu, the second 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.
About the Book – This book is the second part of the trilogy ‘Guardians Of The Blue Lotus’ by ‘Anita Shirodkar’. This book takes the story further where it was left. Escaping the twins by the magical powers, multiple revelations on different circumstances, Ahren’s past and struggle for his love in the confrontation situation, the fight scenes etc., the writer has wrapped a lot in 300 pages. The revealing of Sitanshu is the icing of the cake. When the story revolves protecting the prince ‘Aryavir’ from the curse then the sudden disclosure of the Sitanshu exited not only the book’s virtual characters but readers as well. The writer has worked tremendously well in story writing and keeping the pace intact. Story moves with new circumstances with a few new characters and showing their past associations. The story ends at a very good note where it gives us a completion as well as its forthcoming dimension where it will move forward here on.
My Critique – I liked the first part of the book and the second part is a full complement to that. All the characters and their connections are very well demonstrated. The writer has described the very minute details of the war really well. You started imagining the scene execution in your mind with every move. Writer really has a very good command over writing. I was desperately waiting and excited to read the second part since I completed the first one. I am really happy to share that this part left the exact impact as it should have been. The way this novel was ended based on the new challenges that the writer will reveal in the last part of the trilogy is really worth awaiting. I love such mythological series and I loved this too. Congratulations to Anita for writing such an awesome novel.
Rating : 4.5/5
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