I love reading books with a religious or spiritual touch and that has some sort of thrill & adventure. Ashwatthama’s Redemption: The Rise of Dandak, a mythological fiction is one such piece of literature. I completed this book in 4 sittings and it has become one of my personal favorites.
So, the book basically focuses on the story of Ashwatthama (Guru Dronacharya’s son) as the title and the book cover states clearly. He is on the road to healing. He sets on a journey across the vast plains of the Ganges, to the snow-capped peaks of the Himavant to regain his lost glory and to fight his inner demons after having cursed by Lord Krishna. So, will Ashwatthama be able to find redemption? (Read the book to know it.)
It’s written beautifully yet in a very easy language and I could feel the thrill the warriors go through in their journey and the way book is written is commendable. This book is fast-paced and I was gripped from the first chapter itself. The story is quite powerful and full of adventures. I was completely engaged throughout the book and didn’t feel bored even for a minute. I loved author’s writing style and the narration is just perfect as per the genre.
Overall, I would love to read more by the author in future and I highly recommend this book especially if you are an Indian mythology fiction lover. You will definitely enjoy reading this book. This is my first book by the author and definitely not the last one after reading it.