Ashok and the Nine Unknown by Anshul Dupare : Book Review – #Myfriendalexa

Ashok and the Nine Unknown by Anshul Dupare : Book Review – #Myfriendalexa

Author: Anshul Dupare
Publisher: Rupa Publishers
Rating: 3.5/5


Ashok and the Nine Unknown by Anshul Dupare is a wonderful book. It’s a story of King Ashok who decided to do war against Kalinga. Where he met Amartya.

Amartya who was a victim in the war cursed Ashok. Who knew he will be suffering from his own words. Want to know what is nine unknown? Why Amartya suffered?. Get your copies now.

The plot of the story is interesting with lots of twists and turns. I liked how the author tried to keep the reader engaged throughout. Though it’s a bit difficult to connect with the story due to switching plots. Yes, it created a lot of confusion.

The pace of the story is slow. The story is well narrated with a smooth flow. At times it will make you a bit tedious. The way the author sequenced the Events is commendable. I loved how each event had its own secret.

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The narration of the story is crisp and relatable. The author added drama and dialogues which keeps the reader hooked throughout. The language and the writing style of the author are simple and lucid.

The characters that the author made are strong and can connect to the readers well. Each character had an appealing approach. Themes like love, loss, war are used by the author to make it an interesting read.

I loved the storyline. How the author portrayed each and every emotion. There are some amazing messages that the author conveyed through this book.

Overall it’s a wonderful book that you’ll love.


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You know what, the best revenge will be watching you failing to achieve your dreams… Do what you can, Ashok. The game has just begun! Ashok wandered amidst the corpses, helplessly, looking like a dead man walking among the dead. The wailing of people who had lost their loved ones on the battlefield cut into his soul, and it was then that he heard a cry for help…

As realization of the devastation of war seeped in, Ashok decided to dedicate his life towards the betterment of society and try his best to prevent any destruction of life. Realizing he could not do so single-handedly, Ashok created a secret society comprising nine chosen members, who were known as the ‘Nine Unknown’, to help preserve knowledge that, in the wrong hands, could be used to destroy humanity.
Little did Ashok know that the safekeeping of such knowledge had a high price to it; that shadows walk amidst us; and that sometimes our actions unspool unimaginable consequences…
The first of two volumes, this book has the power to transform your idea of reality! 

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This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Ruchi Verma

    This book looks so interesting I will try to grab this to read more!!

  2. arti

    SO less has been written about the life of Ashoka. It must be an interesting read

  3. Manas Mukul

    Nice detailed review about a great personality of our Indian history that I would definitely love to pick a copy.
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  4. Princy Khurana

    this is a very detailed review and I would surely pick this next time I am at a bookstore. also, passing this post to my friend,

    1. vidhya thakkar

      thank youu

  5. simrit bedi

    I have read this book. what attracted e to this book was its cover. I found it an interesting read

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  6. Preetjyot Kaur

    Looks like this book had a great storyline. Will definitely check this out. Thanks for sharing about the book.

  7. little Duniya

    I never heard about this character Amartya. seems there is so much to get unfolded from the history of Samrat Ashok. Interesting read

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  8. Sonia Dogra

    History has always been interesting and Ashoka was one of the most evolutionary characters in history. This should be interesting to read. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Disha

    This sounds like an interesting read. I have not read historical facts based book in a long time. Will add this to my TBR list.

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