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RAAVANPUTR MEGHNAD: The Prince of Lanka Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B081ZDJY66
- Publisher : S&S India (31 December 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 346 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 258 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,398 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Highly recommended to anyone looking for either mythological fiction or just something different to read. I would give this 4/5.
🌸 290 pages
🌸 Simon and Schuster India
Set in Treta Yug, it's the story of Meghnad, the son of Ravan and how he met his love and fought for his father's cause. But it's not your everyday retelling. It's entirely different from the original epic, so definitely worth a read.
The cover is glorious much like our hero, and the title is powerful and straightforward.
I was prepared to be amazed by the book.
I didn't find anything wrong with the story but for some reason I'm not bowled over by the story.
I haven't read alot about Meghnad anywhere, so this is my first proper retelling where I get to read about Meghnad, now as per the disclamer the story is turned to suit the requirements. Now, that part is interesting because it shows an alternative to what could have been and that's also why i love reading retelling. It's no hidden truth that Kevin Missal's writing style is amazing, so the narration was great, points for that. The love story is great, because it was not sudden. Meghnad and Prameela didn't fall in love at the first sight. It happened when they spent some time together and felt some attraction they decided to act on.
All the characters are well sketched but other than Meghnad no one else developed. Meghnad is like Jamie from GOT whom you might hate in the first season but love by the time the last episode rolls in. Prameela and Meenakshi on the other hand were brilliantly coloured.
The blend on science and Mythology to create the weapons was epic indeed. The language is fairly simple and colloquial. The story is engaging and doesn't feel like long even though it's 300 pages. The best part has to be the motive behind the whole war. The worst part was, as a female I abhorred the sexist remarks in the story. Clearly, the rakhsas culture had no concerns for women.
Overall, a fantastic retelling. Just don't compare it with the original epic else you will fail to enjoy the story.
Raavnputr Meghnad is a retelling of the epic tale RAMAYANA revolving around the abduction of Sita by Raavan, his intention behind it but focusing majorly on Meghnad's Character.
The story starts with Meghnad, how he won the title "INDRAJIT" and his plans of getting to the radioactive Chintamani Stone to be used in the war; however, it gets a little confusing when you try to relate the story to the title of the book as you go forward with the chapters because Meghnad's character slowly takes the back door. This would have been balanced if the story wouldn't have been narrated focusing on different characters with every chapter. Kevin has definitely tried a new perspective of narration but I felt it somehow didn't work out for the title of the story. Also, it troubled my reading process while connecting the role of all the characters in the plot. In some parts I felt the description of the scene was a little dragged and I lost the interest of reading here.
But all of this, could not really overpower the greatness of this book. The book is mostly interesting and gives you chills; especially during the action scenes- the war and the planning behind it. There is a sprinkle of romance between Meghnad and Prameela(The Naga Princess) for breaking the monotonous flow of the book. People who take interest in science will also love the book for the chemical reactions involved making of bombs in the plot. I would also like to appreciate Kevin for putting his efforts in researching about all the little details that made the story feel real. But as they say - all is well that ends well. The climax of the book is emotional ; will captivate the readers and put a lasting impression in their mind.
I feel this book was not as good as Kalki Triology and Narasimha (BOOK 1) may be because of the expectation I had from it but it is worth a read.