Book Review of Arjun Without A Doubt by Dr. Shinde Sweety

Well, I got this book from Authors Paradise. Arjun Without A Doubt is a mythology that has tinge of suspense and spirituality in it. This book takes us back to Mahabharata times where the characters do the talking and killing. We all are acquainted with Mahabharata which is the biggest known epic and many other versions have been written about it. This book is one such version which highlights the struggles of Arjun. For this book, the main protagonist is Arjun.

Cover- The cover of the b0ok has colourful schemes which makes it look fascinating. Actually speaking, The cover has Lord Krishna’s Mor Pankh which makes the readers interested in reading the book.

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Title- Arjun Without A Doubt is the title of the book which clearly tells us that the story would highlight Arjun and his struggles.

Blurb-

‘I knew there was nothing poetic about death. I knew not that the most horrific battles are fought off the battlefield.’

Arjun: The idealist in a non-ideal world, the warrior whose deadliest opponent was his conscience. History forgot his voice, but misquoted his silence.

 
‘My self esteem originates from me and ends in me. Why does your honor depend on me? Find your own.’

Draupadi: The untamed tigress, the fragrant flame, the unbridled spirit.

‘Power does not justify sin. Power is not virtue. Virtue is that which lasts in spite of power.’

Krishn: The enigma whose unique ideology churned the battlefield into a quest for truth.

 
The Missile… The Trajectory… The Vision…
The trio that makes for the core of the Mahabharata.
This is their saga. Insightful, visceral and candid.
Plot- The plot construction by the author is amazing as it highlights the two protagonists Arjun and Draupadi who have enough to handle on their plates still they stand together. Though Draupadi is married to Arjun’s other brother yet there is a special bond between the two. Draupadi always had a special corner for Arjun. It also gives us an insight about their dear friend, Krishn who guides them at every step. Krishn is the almighty who is the mouthpiece of author.
The greatest epic ‘ Mahabharta’ – This book is inspired by Mahabharta which is the largest epic just like Ramayana. Very few people know the hidden story behind it. It is said Maharishi Ved Vyas wrote it but the truth is, he was blind so took help of Ganesha who agreed to write it only if he recited it continuously. The saga records the facts and events of the 12 day war between Kauravas and PAndavas in Kurukshetra. The saga is written in poetic form and has used blank verse. There shlokas which are written in Sanskrit and is known as the longest poem ever written.
Characterization- It is hard to decide who was the protagonist in Mahabharta as all have their own stories to tell. All were bounded by their own issues and curses. But when we read this book we can clearly make out that in this book Arjun is the mouthpiece of the author. The story is written in his context hence, his point of view is highlighted. He is a warrior and has all the traits of an ideal soldier.
On the other hand, Draupadi is a princess who is born out of fire and is a flat character. She is beautiful and the counterpart of Arjun. The author has beautifully delineated their characters and the pain, suffering is shown fantastically.
Style-The book is mixture of third person narrative and a dialogic form. The author has used varieties of sentences. The emotions and descriptions are perfectly written. There are no digressions in between. The name of the chapters are intriguing. for instance : The Cacophony of the Dead, The Womb of a Butterfly and my favourite, Tears Reversed. The author has used rich vocabulary which serves as an icing on the cake.  the chapters are short which becomes a quick read inspite of the length of the novel. There is use of italiced words or sentences to grab our attention. I really loved the Whys and Whys not : Exploring Myths.
Lows- There were not spoilers as such, just the minors which my eyes got hold of them. There were some typo errors, mismatch of dialogue or rather positioning of dialogues and the spacing issues which could have been avoided. But for me, The book stands out. It is worth reading and I am falling in love with Mythology again.
About the Author
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The heart can be dissected, the brain can be spliced open, but I love to unravel the mind and emotions.

Dr. Shinde Sweety holds a Doctorate in Medicine.
Avid Mahabharata fan. Voracious reader.
Yoga enthusiast, Student of Spanish and yearns to learn Sanskrit.
Skilled at pencil sketch. Loves to daydream and swim – but preferably not together!
Curious about the Mystic & Mystique. Insane about soulful music.
Content to be cocooned in a dream world.

Book Review of Hidden Passion by Summerita Rhayne

Summerita Rhayne’s Hidden Passion is a historical romance. It highlights the romance of princess Rukmini and King Devesh. This ebook talks about the passion that arises in both their hearts which they struggle to control and end up losing at that passion. The author has done a fabulous job in writing this ebook. While I was reading this piece I instantly fell in love with princess Rukmini, her boldness, her desires and the way she is fearless is remarkable. Further Devesh’s sophisticated attitude and his ability to control his heart is appreciable. The author has beautifully woven her tale around these two characters. The character portrayal is the strongest point in this ebook.

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The plot construction is amazing as it has no loops in it. The author has done full justice to the plot. The cover picture is enthralling and title is apt for the plot development.

The style is simple yet it complicates the language. There are some complicated words which are in typical Hindi and might confuse the readers like ‘Uttariya’, ‘Antariya’, ‘Kanchuki’ and many more. The negative pointer is, there were some syntactical errors which can be corrected easily.

Behind the Book-

Rukmani, the youngest of the Kamboj royal family, has always had her way and she thinks she would too when the question of her marriage arises. But when she expresses her wishes, her world comes crumbling down because it seems aristocratic affairs matter more than her heart. Who can she run to but the strongest ruler of the region, Deveshwaraya?
Devesh finds himself torn between duty and desire. He is drawn to her yet being with her jeopardizes everything he has worked for. When even protecting her invites trouble, how can he let his heart become involved?
When the walls of monarchical politics rise high between them, will her passion prevail?
Hidden Passion – the story of a princess daring to reach out for her heart’s desire.
Availability of the book-  The book is an ebook and is available on amazon.
About the Author
Summerita Rhayne loves to read fiction in all genres but especially romance. When she’s absorbed in writing and reading romance, she becomes temporarily deaf! She loves to write hot, sensual heroes who are sometimes masterful and have to be tamed by sassy but sweet heroines. She loves characters who learn and grow and carve their way out of their troubles and emotional hang-ups. She also believes that a touch of humor never goes amiss in a book. She divides her time between family, job and writing – and loves music, movies and internet!
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Book Review of Dancing with Demons by Nidhie Sharma

 

DANCING WITH DEMONS
by
Nidhie Sharma
 
 

Dancing with Demons is a unique book with a different concept. Lets have a look at it thoroughly :

Cover- The color scheme of the book is blue and black. It has a boxing field and down there is couple who seems to be standing on the road. The cover of the book gives us the glimpse of the novel.

Title- Dancing with Demons is the title and I feel it perfectly suits the book as the characters fight with their inner demons and the way they struggle to overcome them is being shown here.

Blurb-Karan Pratap Singh is on the brink of winning the Amateur Boxing Championship, when in a moment, he loses it all. His fall from glory seems fuelled by ruthless arrogance and an out-of-control anger management problem. That, however is just symptomatic of a deeper issue. Buried under layers of his fractured subconscious lies a childhood secret he cannot come to terms with.

Sonia Kapoor is a beautiful, volatile young woman with a secret that torments her at night but a secret that she feels no guilt for.

When fate throws Karan and Sonia together in Mumbai, their personal demons and pasts collide and stir up trouble in their fragile and uncertain present. But, is redemption possible without forgiveness?

Dancing with Demons is a fast-paced action drama of love, loss and resurrection.

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