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Swayamvara (The Return of Ravana #2)
by David Hair
Mumbai, October 2010: Bollywood actress Sunita Ashoka will marry the man who wins her hand in Swayamvara Live, a reality show on television. Vikram Khandavani decides to participate, for he needs to draw out his nemesis Ravindra. It's a deadly gamble, one that could cost him everything and everyone he loves. North India, 1175: King Prithviraj Chauhan is about to storm the ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published February 21st 2011 by Puffin Books
(first published January 1st 2011)
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A nice sequel to the first book "Pyre of queens". The present day story takes off from where it ended in the first book while the historical action takes place during the times of Prithviraj Chauhan and involves his struggle with Jaichand of Kannauj and Mohammed Ghori. But there is a marked shift from the first book as the historical action takes a back seat and the present day struggles of the characters occupy a major part of the story. Also the similarities with the Ramayana begin to become c ...more
This book is actually quite exciting to read. But I don't know how non-Indians (or ppl who r not familiar with Ramayana) would like it. The reason why I loved it is that the whole Ramayana is portrayed differently. And the past-present aspect is awesome. This is my view. Personally I am yet to read another book like this where the events are basically from Indian myths but are given a modern twist. I read the 1st book in the series at night and I couldn't sleep at night. I had to get up finish ...more
The constant time swap between the past and the present got a bit tiresome, and I found myself skipping the historical bits - mainly because the present-day story was more interesting. If the historical bits had been about half asd long I think it would have been atronger book. But certianly not a bad read at all.
|What is the title of this book? anyone found the 1st better?||1||2||Mar 23, 2012 09:54PM|
David Hair is the author of The Bone Tiki, winner of Best First Novel (Young Adult Fiction section) at the 2010 NZ Post Children's Book Awards. The Bone Tiki and its sequel The Taniwha's Tear are fantasy novels set in New Zealand. David is a New Zealander, who has worked primarily in financial services. He has a degree in History and Classical Studies. He has lived from 2007 to 2010 in New Delhi, ...moreMore about David Hair...
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