Power tends to Corrupt and Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Author: Alex Rutherford
Publisher: Hachette India
Fortune’s Soldier by Alex Rutherford is a story of Nicholas Ballantyne, a young Scotsman dreaming of a life as laird of his ancestral estate and
Robert Clive. The book is divided into five parts, each one giving insights of war. The backdrop of Bengal and Madras gave insights into Nawabs too.
The plot of the story is interesting full of twists and turns. It has thriller, action and lots of Drama which keeps the reader Invested in. One can relate to the story from the very first page. The dialogues keep the reader hooked throughout.
The Narration of the story is Apt. The language used by the author is simple and Lucid. The writing style of the author is gripping and engaging. The Pace and the flow of the story is slow and a bit heavy.
Though there are too many unnecessary details which makes it a bit tedious. It’s a Heavy read with many characters. At times one can get confused with the names and the event. I loved the way the author sequenced each and every event.
The character development done by the author is commendable. Themes like Drama, suspense, romance, humour, thriller are used by the author which makes it more interesting.
Overall, It’s a book with an interesting plot, crisp narration, and engaging writing style. A Heavy Read.
If you like reading History, Do not skip this book.
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