Storm From Taxila by Shreyas Bhave is the second book from 'The Asoka Trilogy'. It revolves around the great question - Who is the next Samrat of the revered lands of the Aryas?
The first book of this riveting narrative captures the decline of the golden age, the upsurge of greed and chaos, the dark aspirations of royal heirs, and the dramatic events in the remarkable life of a man of destiny.
I have always believed, writing a historical fiction is not easy. It requires ample amount of knowledge and even if you get it published, a sword will always be hanging on your neck as it is based on true events but is a work of fiction. For that reason, I would like to congratulate the author Shreyas Bhave for taking this bold step of writing a Historical fiction at a very young age.
It is said that there is a silence before the storm, the book follows the same path with a list of all the characters in the beginning which will guide you in the right direction.
RELATED: SHREYAS BHAVE INTERVIEW Storm From Taxila is mind-blowing, action-packed book, full of mysteries, twists and turns. You will be surprised by the eye-opening strategies used in the book to win the war.
The characterization is at its best. All the characters are combined together very strategically to deliver a saga which will always be in your mind.
The book has 502 pages, but the plot is so impactful that you won't even care to count the pages you have read. You will just keep reading it till the end without any breaks. That is the impact of this book.
I also loved the cover of the book which only reveals the features of the next Samrat. It suits the mysterious background of the book and turns on your curiosity.
In Book III of the epic Asoka Trilogy lies the answer as to who will be remembered as the greatest Samrat of the revered land of the Aryas. I am very excited about it and will be waiting.
In meantime, you can go ahead and buy STORM FROM TAXILA from Amazon now!
ABOUT THE BOOK
BHARATVARSHA, LAND OF THE ARYAS: 270 BC
Bindusar, the Samrat Chakravartin of all the Aryas, ruler of the Indian sub-continent, is dead. Chaos rules as the royal succession turns upon intrigue, dark coalitions, violence and death. The realm stands divided and civil war ensues.
In Vidishanagri: Asoka kills his brother's Ashwamedha stallion and marches to Patliputra with his army. The Ancient Brahminical Order rises in his support. Have they made the right choice?
In Taxila: The rightful heir, Sushem, raises an army to meet the challenge posed by his ambitious and gifted brother, Asoka. He prepares to march to the capital and seize the throne by force. Will history repeat itself? Will Sushem achieve what his grandfather Chandragupta did?
In Junagarh: Guildmaster Hardeo sets out on a private mission to acquire the great salt pans of Sindh. Will he succeed in his secret enterprise?
In Vidishanagri: Radhagupta travels to fulfill the task allotted to him by the Order. Kanakdatta, the Buddhist, stands up to stop him. Will Radhagupta fail in his mission?
The winds of war howl over the sub-continent, blowing every last person one way or the other. Blood will be spilled, secrets revealed and man ruined. History shall be made.