Book Review: A Broken Sun by Aditya Iyengar

A warriors duty is to do the best they can in a war,  regardless of who they’re facing.

Author: Aditya Iyenger
Publisher: Rupa Publishers
Rating: 4/5


In the bloody aftermath of the thirteenth day of the Kurukshetra War, the Pandavas and Kauravas look to avenge their losses. In the Pandava army, a grief-stricken Arjuna speaks to his dead son and tries to find solace on the battlefield, even as his brother Yudhishthira tries to keep his family from falling apart. On the other side, the Kauravas, led by Guru Drona and Radheya try desperately to bring the war to an end. Their lives entwine tragically on the battlefield in a tale of loss and redemption.

Narrated through the voices of Radheya, Yudhishthira, Arjuna, Ghatotkacha, and Sushasana, A Broken Sun is the second part of Iyengar’s trilogy on the Kurukshetra War and tells the story of the Mahabharata in a way that’s never been done before.

Review:Vidhya Thakkar- Indian blogger, Mumbai blogger, book blogger, Book blogger Mumbai

A Broken Sun is an Indian mythology by Aditya Iyengar and is a continuation of the book The thirteenth day.  The book narrates the tale of Kurukshetra war. It is from the thirteenth night to the fifteenth night of the total eighteen days of the prolonged war.

Well, The cover and the title of the book is impressive and good. I loved how the book started. How one can easily connect with the story. Sometimes, some mythology books are a heavy read, but this was something light, and easy to read. One can easily connect with the story. The book is narrated through the five main characters, Radheya, Yudhishthira, Arjuna, Ghatotkacha and Sushasana. The narration from Arjuna’s part could have been little more. The book does not have twists and turns but explains the history. One gets curious as the book proceeds till we come to Arjuna’s part, then I felt disappointed. The face of the story is good. The flow is smooth. There are chapters where different characters narrate the story which again was becoming confusing, but then the author’s style of writing was something, that kept me hooked to the book. The characters were not much described.  The author could have given more details and twists to the story, but than Overall, It’s a good read for all the mythology lovers.

Simple Language, crisp narration and the Interesting story. This book is something one cannot miss.Its an easy read.

You can get your copy here.

*** I received this book from the publishers in exchange for honest and unbiased review***

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