Prithviraj Chauhan – The Emperor of Hearts by Anuja Chandramouli – Book Review

History has always fascinated me. I love to visit places which has some history, love museums, forts and palaces. After my recent visit to Udaipur and Chittor, I’m pulled towards reading anything from the great Rajputana. So, when I received this book I was thrilled.

Blurb –

Prithviraj Chauhan was destiny’s chosen one, singled out for glory and greatness. During the course of an extraordinary life, he transcended the limits imposed on mortals and achieved Godlike luster. The conquering hero dreamed of a united land where peace prevailed over war and love over hate.

Princess Samyukta loved him from afar, and when Prithviraj Chauhan claimed her for his own, defying the wrath of an implacable foe, their happiness was complete. Victorious in love and war, Prithviraj Chauhan was soon to discover that success came with a terrible price – trouble, treachery and tragedy. What happened next? Read the tale of the legendary warrior who lives on in the hearts of those who remember his unmatched valor and timeless heroism.

My Review –

Prithviraj is a hero whose stories of valor and bravery we all have grown up to.

The book is a right mix of romance, politics and warfare. It is just perfect to keep the reader hooked on to the book and keep looking for more.

The book has described the character and personality of Prithviraj really well. I totally fell in love with him in the book.

There are some other very strong characters in the book about whom I had very little knowledge till I read this book. The characters of Karpuradevi and Kanchanadevi was a delight to read. Not much mention is made in any of our history books as to how these strong women held so much power.

The book doesn’t only talk about the love story of Prithviraj and Sanyukta but also the incidents of their before and after. It also talks about how these incidents changed and shaped the characters of both Prithviraj and Sanyukta.

The thing with historic fiction is that if the language is difficult the reader loses interest. Author has kept the language really simple and at the same time has been able to keep the narrative engaging and attention grabbing.

I totally loved this book and would recommend it to all who never understood the history in our school text books. (I wish our history books were written like this, I would have been a topper!!).

I would rate this a 4.5/5. An engaging read for lovers of history and romance.

 

Received a review copy from the author for an honest review.

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