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REVIEW: God Of The Sullied by Gaurav Sharma

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A scion of the Ikshvaku dynasty took birth in Kali Yuga, who would later be tested by Kismet and Karma. Right from being deemed as ‘sullied’ and out-casted by his villagers to meeting good people of the kingdom of Rudraputra and making friends, there was a kaleidoscopic shift, albeit a harsh one, in the life of the protagonist, Eklavya. There comes the point when he hit a low period in life and no longer cares whether there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Did he thrive regardless of adversities or did he succumb to the darkness within and outside? Only the ‘God of the Sullied’ would know!


TITLE- God Of The Sullied
AUTHOR- Gaurav Sharma
PUBLISHER- Think Tank Books
FORMAT- Paperback

*Thanks to the Publishers for a paperback review copy.*
(All opinions are my own)

'A thrilling mythological fiction with perfect twists and turns'
If you follow my blogs, you might have noticed that I am not a mythology lover. I might have read only 1 or 2 books on this genre in my 20 years of life. So when I came across this book, I was quite skeptical about investing my time in it but guess what? I read it in one single go. 

So I guess, if I liked it then you must give this one a chance, this coming from a non-mythological fiction reader.
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The story revolves around Eklavya, who is a scion of Ikshvaku clan. He has to suffer a lot through different phases of his life. Nothing comes easy for him. He lost his mother at birth and then his father later on. He even loses his status in the village upon his return from Gurukul and is labeled as a sullied village boy. As time passes, he evolves into a brave warrior and learned scholar. Eklavya's life is a roller coaster ride, whenever everything is going good, the bad is just behind him to make his life a living hell. 

So basically, the story covers different phases of Eklavya's life which includes his love story with Tara, a powerful character.

'God Of The Sullied' is Eklavya's journey from a no-one to the ruler of Ikshvaku clan.

Title- The title 'God Of The Sullied' is apt and goes well with the storyline.

Cover- It could have been better.

'God Of The Sullied' had a gripping storyline which kept me hooked to it. I wasn't really able to keep the book down, it was an ultimate page-turner. The twists and turns in the story were well developed, they didn't seem vague and out of the place. The pictorial representation made the book a lot more interesting. 

Talking about Eklavya's character, I think he was missing the depth and did not really evolve with the story. A little more maturity and development would have made him a powerful character. 

The narration was kept simple and easy to understand. I felt like some of the phrases were being repeatedly used, which could have been avoided. 

Overall, this book really had an innovative plot and concept, which made me like it a lot more than I actually would have.
All in all, a fair read for me. Recommended to mythological fiction lovers.

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