Queen of Earth by Devika Rangachari
It’s a story of Prithvimahadevi the daughter of powerful Somavamshi king of Kosala.
The author takes us back to history when Somavamshi’s and Bhaumakara’s were enemies. It’s a story of the ninth-century queen of Odisha, who was married to her Father’s enemy. Prithvimahadevi, the bold, fearless princess, who have dreams of becoming a great queen.
The author takes the readers back to history with her crisp and engaging writing style. With an interesting storyline Filled with twists, suspense and courage it’s a book with a strong and captivating narration.
The well-developed characters make this book more interesting. The times when the princesses were considered as a pawn in the politics and Prithvimahadevi became a queen who stood against the wrongs and handled the court of ministers and generals.
It’s a smooth- paced story filled with love, pride, hatred l, sacrifices, betrayal and power. I liked how the author added twists that make the reader more curious. The way the author explored the various relationships is commendable. I loved the blend of each relationship.
Overall, it’s a light and interesting read. A wonderful historical fiction that you are going to love.
I am prithvimahadevi, the goddess of the Earth.
The daughter of the powerful somavashi king of ko SA LA, prithvimahadevi’ s life is circumscribed by the rules that govern the existence of women of her royal family. She can only hope that she will marry a king whose power matches that of her ambitious father.
but instead she is married to her father’s enemy, the bhaumakara ruler, shubhakaradeva, whose way of life she finds alien and austere, and who worships strange gods. There seems to be no hope for her to fulfil her dreams of being a great queen-until suddenly one day, there is… But is she willing to play the game of sacrifice and betrayal that this will entail?
The story of this ninth-century queen of Odisha by award-winning historical novelist de VI ka Rangachari will keep you riveted.
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