Set in the 1000-1100AD period, the book depicts an India made up of several Kingdoms all being routed by the Turks. During this time King Suheldev of Shravasti rose to help unite against the Turks. The story is fast paced and told from several perspectives, which makes it well rounded. The story has all the things one loves about Amish’s books- a protagonist that has social reform in mind, a romantic interest who is a capable warrior and not just a pretty face, great battles, a scientific perspective on our myths and cultural practices and great messages.
Long time fans might notice the difference in the writing. This book was written by a team, but carries the Amish magic. The messages woven into the story and certain dialogues by characters, possess the thought-provoking and heart moving philosophies that fans adore. This book tries to highlight that a divided India will always be easy for outsiders to conquer, focusing more on the dangers of our caste system amongst other dividing factors.
The story is fast paced and the book is hard to put down, making it a great read over a weekend, where it can’t distract you from work.