Top positive review
Interesting characterisation & story line
Reviewed in India on 6 October 2017
~Bahubali Before The Beginning~
THE RISE OF SIVAGAMI BY ANAND NEELAKANTAN
This novel talks about everything that happened before the beginning of Bahubali. The story is centred around Sivagami, the future queen of Mahishmathi. It depicts the story when Sivagami was a teenage girl. As in all the Bahubali movies this story also has many characters, which makes it more interesting for the readers.
This story is about how Sivagami became a part of the palace officials. In this story, Sivagami hates Mahishmathi and it's king Maharaj Somdeva since her father was been executed by him for treason. This is about her journey from an orphanage to becoming a bhoomipathi of Mahishmathi.
You will also read about Kattappa during his teenage life. You will come to know about his family & how he became such a great warrior. The story depicts his suffering & struggle to survive in this master & slave lifestyle. You will experience how he has to take tough decisions in his life.
You will also come across Bijjaladeva & Mahadeva. You will come to know about Prince Mahadeva as you have hardly known about him from the movies.
The author has described the orthodox thinking in a brilliant manner, the master and slave lifestyle, the cast based designation and ill treatment that was followed during the olden days. As you will expect from a Bahubali book, it has fighting and war scenes poured down brilliantly in terms of words.
The story is very interesting as Sivagami hates Mahishmathi then how she became the queen of Mahishmathi. The story ends at very interesting point where Sivagami is declared as a bhoomipathi which makes you think about will she take her revenge or not, hence you will also be waiting for it's next edition.