Scion of Ikshvaku By Amish Tripathi
Scion of Ikshvaku is the first of the pentalogy in the Ram Chandra series and continues the legacy that the Oath of Vayuputras left. Amish Tripathi once again proves his brilliance in Indian mythology as he explores and promulgates the ideologies of Rama and narrates the tale of Ramayana.
He deciphers the difference between Guru Vashishtha and Vishwamitra in an enchanting tale of their friendship and the turn of events that caused a rift among them, so deep that they became opposites of each other and want nothing but to see each other go down. From the training of Rama to the complexities in Ayodhya’s royal household, this novel gives
you a taste of all the possible angles and takes you back in time with its delicate nuances making it a must-read.
Reflecting Amish’s peculiar style of dealing with godly characters and making them ‘human’ in their own ways, the different characters paint different life pictures and it is ardent that you will connect with one of the characters in a way and root for them in their journey, becoming happy if something happens as you predicted.
Reading about Sita’s legendary Swayamvar and the description of Raavan’s flying ‘vimaan,’ you feel as if you are a spectator in an arena’s crowd, enjoying the tragedies and fates of the characters. The fiction has vivid descriptions and is action-packed just like the original telling that has been passed down through generations. It is sure to not leave you bored, an actual page-turner, and ends with a cliffhanger that will make you read the whole series!