Review: The King Within by Nandini Sengupta

The King WithinThe King Within by Nandini Sengupta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book of "The Gupta Empire Trilogy".

It is about a king and his friend's journey through the twists and turns of the destiny. The story goes through three generations, their emotions and aspirations. Though the plot is open and future story is revealed at many points in the book, the gripping narration of the scenes hold us till the end. This gives a fresh perspective as the author focuses not just on the lavish lifestyle of the royal families, but also on the hardships behind the royal alliances and actions.

There are a few errors by the editor at places where the names of the characters are changed (for ex, there is a character Vishnu Vardhan which was spelt as Vishnu Varman in few places) and spelling mistakes.

Overall, the book gives a good opening for a trilogy that can make readers go for the next parts.

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