Another tale of two cities by Ezhuth Aani is a historical and romantic fiction. A name similar to Charles Dickens but nothing common between both This book serves us War, Thriller along with Love, History and Religion which made me hooked with the book. Starting from the cover to the title its beautiful and looks interesting.
Book Title: Another Tale Of Two Cities
Author: Ezhuth Aani
Format: Paper Back
Total Number of Pages: 304
Publisher: Inspire India Publishers
Publishing Date: 20th November 2016
Fourteen thirty-one is the year remembered for the martyrdom of Joan of Arc. But another landmark event was unfolding in a future French colony. Cambodia was a cultural cauldron of Hinduism, Mahayana Buddhism, and Theravada Buddhism. The largest metropolis of the pre-industrial era was also facing a climate change calamity. The story unfolds in fifteenth century Cambodia and travels to China, Sri Lanka, India and the Middle East, as Princes Adithya and Mahendra set out to seek help for their beleaguered country. Will the splendid twin cities of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom survive? Who wins the heart of Mandagini, the warrior princess?
The story is about 15th century scenario of Cambodian prince who seeks help from different countries as two cities of Cambodia are in conflict. This book is a historical tale of a love triangle that sparked a war between two kingdoms, Angkor Wat and Ankor Thom both were involved in war and the only reason, to win the heart of princess Mandagini. The beauty about the book is the language.
The plot construction is done in such a way that all the attention is given to the themes of the novel which includes, society, religion, love and many more. The author is unsurpassable in his amazing character portrayal. This book is rich in historical facts. The factual information actually reveals author’s detailed research about the kingdoms. The research and facts looks so intelligable that it is difficult to make out the fictional as well as real part. This is a treat for history lovers and these facts only makes it different from other romances or historical fiction. The story came out to be clean and crisp, with a lot of things said in one form or the other, lot of emotions showcased and many gaps filled. Another Tale of Two Cities surely impressed me. Overall, a good book with a lot of history and mystery!
I would recommend it all my friends who like to read fiction which has historical setting and has long descriptive portions about that.
Overall Rating- 4/5