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Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 20th 2019 by Simon & Schuster India
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Anandi Puritipati
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5* stars
THIS WAS A FEAT OKAY IT WAS HARD TO NOT DNF THIS
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Fantasy needs a different world altogether which doesn’t look anything like the real world. It must have some palaces or fantasy “islands” thrown in there, characters with fantastical powers, mythical creatures, powers which humans will never have and enemies, LOTS of them. Upon A Burning Throne has all of it for sure. While Part I of
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Sahil Pradhan
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Growing up in India, it is almost impossible to miss the motifs of the Mahabharata story – either in the form of televised serials, plays, books or in everyday references in popular culture. Ashok K Banker covers the book based on the introduction of whether the books are just a fidget of imagination or a true happening in history. He finds a midway of naming the tales and ideas as “myth”- which he claims does not mean falsehood but rather “personal truth”. In this book, Banker explores the ...more
Channel Of  Requirement
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this book from @simonandschusterin in exchange for an honest review.

I read the first part of this book and I found the story interesting. So, I readily accepted to read and review this book too. And, I am not disappointed at all. This book exceeded my expectations for it. When this series was pitched as Indian Game of Thrones, I could scarcely believe it. But now, I do. I can't wait to read the third part.

Ever since the beginning, the book held me in its grasp. And, as the page kept
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Rakhi Jayashankar
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After the first part of the book Upon the Burning Throne, it was more or less obvious that it will take more than two books to finish the saga. Adri and Shvate are childless. The book is concentrating primarily on the journey of Karna, Mayla and Shvate as well as the triangle relationship of Adri with Geldry and the housemaid. The book delves deeply into the connections at the emotional level, that is often looked over in Mahabharata. The depth of the turbulence in the families before the birth ...more
Dipali Gupta
Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Upon a burning throne part 2
This book is quite different from first book, in part one mostly focus on main characters like Vrath,Adri, shvate, karni and Geldry but this one is a full pack action and adventure.The powerful demonlord Jarsun has declared war on Hastinaga the burnt empire.
Geldry wife of Adri choose to be blind folded for her whole life because Of Adri's blindness and there are lot of things explained birth of Duryodhana and his brothers and birth of Pandavas.
Story is divided
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Murtaza Kuwarawala
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Title : Upon a Burning Throne : Part 2



Author : Ashok Banker



Genre : Mythological Retelling



Ashok Banker is one of those authors that I came across pretty recently when I had heard of Upon a Burning Throne which is a retelling of the epic saga Mahabharata. A bit of research across platforms, I was pretty much intrigued by his books and that was the time when I had picked up the first part of Upon a Burning Throne. Apparently for Indian audience, the book was divided into two parts for reasons
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Siddhant Agarwal
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Picking up after the events if the attack of Shvate on Reygar, Part 2 of The Burning Empire Saga focuses on the lives of Shvate, Karni, Adri, Geldry and Mayla. The powerful demonlord Jarsun returns to poison the residents of Hastinaga and that one night changes the entire course of the events to come. Jarsun uses his powers to wreak havoc, and almost shatters the realm. Shvate, when out hunting, with Mayla commits such a heinous crime that he exiles himself and abdicates the throne to Adri ...more
Pretty Little Bibliophile
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read the first book in this series quite some time ago and from what I remember that book concentrated quite a bit on the world building and the construction of the setting, I think. It also revolved around the princes and the royal families and their relationships with each other. Part 2, which recently was recently released, focuses instead on the backstories of the characters, their pasts and their emotional buildup, all culminating in the ultimate war.
In the Burnt Empire series, the
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Rutuja Ramteke
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Once Upon A Burning Throne : Part 2 By Ashok Bankar
He is poisoning the very heart of hastinaga. And. He. Must. Be. Stopped. The powerful demonlord jarsun has declared war on the vast burnt empire. Wars, deceit and sorcery wreak havoc, practically shattering the realm. And. He. Must. Be. Stopped. But how? the odds are unsurmountable. And then, on one dark night, everything changes. For the worse. Terror is unleashed, dark magic and death ravage hastinaga and the very meaning of love and longing
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Krishne Tanneerbavi
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book starts off after the attack of Shvate on Reygar. This book is different from the first one. While part 1 gives an overview of kingdoms and rules and the lives of the rulers, part 2 dives deep into the lives and minds of our protagonists, Shvate, Karni, Mayla, Geldry, and Adri.

We see the plight of Adri who is about to be the king but has lost the love of his life. We see Geldry lose her mind in the greed for more power. We see Karni stay strong and continue to support her husband when he
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Sulagna Mondal
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
The book is a brilliant sequel to Upon A Burning Throne part 1. I couldn't have asked for a better sequel than this. And this book turned out even more interesting and intriguing than its prequel.
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For those of you not familiar with this series - Upon A Burning Throne is a series inspired by the Mahabharata. The first part gave us Shvate and Adri - the two unfortunate brothers who are heir to the burning throne of Hastinaga, one born an albino and another born blind. Both brothers fought side by
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