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The Fisher Queen's Dynasty - Kavita Kane Strikes Again!
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Kavita Kane is known for her amazing depictions of characters from Indian epics. Her latest depiction of Satyavati in The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty, leaves you with an array of emotions that become too much to handle.
The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty:
The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty is the story of Satyavati, the fisher girl who became the Queen of Hastinapur through sheer will and desire of righting the wrongs in her life. In her pursuit of revenge against life itself, she uses people and circumstances to make way for her dreams of gaining the world. What she isn’t prepared for is guilt and righteousness to claim her from time to time. Many-a-times, she looks like she is fighting for the right thing, but people like Bhishm – the person she has wronged the most – try to make her realize that she is really not. How she handles the situations in her life and how her decisions affect the Mahabharata forms the story.
Thoughts – The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty:
Kavita Kane’s writing is so emotive that it bleeds you from within. It makes you vacillate from one end of the spectrum to another. While at times, you hate Satyavati, at others, you try to understand her. But underneath it all, lies the fact that everything that this lady does has nothing to do with righteousness and everything to do with whether or not the action will help her. Whatever regret or guilt she felt later in life, her ambition took more precedence. And this resulted in the meting out of unjust and unfair treatment to those around her. And for that, you simply cannot like her, despite knowing her circumstances and the times she lived in. Another reason why the writing in The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty is great is the volume of hate that it spawns for Satyavati. If mere words can make you feel with such an intensity, a slow admiration forms for the author. It is gripping, honest, beautiful, well-researched, and well-developed. A Story of a Much Unloved Queen: More than anything, The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty is the story of fallacies and immaturities, of making mistakes and learning from them, of being put in a position where every decision is tough and controversial, of trying to separate the right from the wrong and realizing that both are intricately woven in the annals of history and mythology and wishing they weren’t, of blame where it isn’t right and shame where it isn’t needed, of pain where it hurts the most and wounds that are invisible.
There are many layers to the story and to the characters in it. And it is just a matter of time before you as a reader will fall in love with it! Highly recommend this book!
About the author:
Kavita Kané is the best-selling author of four books, all based on Indian mythology: Karna’s Wife (2013), Sita’s Sister (2014), Menaka’s Choice (2015) and Lanka’s Princess (2016). A senior journalist with a career of over two decades, she quit her job to write books. With a post-graduate degree in English Literature and Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Pune, the only skill she has, she confesses, is writing. Born in Mumbai, with a childhood spent largely in Patna and Delhi, she lives in Pune with her mariner husband Prakash, two daughters, Kimaya and Amiya, two dogs, Beau and Chic, and the uncurious cat Cotton.Author(s): Kavita KanePublisher: WestlandRelease: December 2017Genre: Fiction/MythologyBuy this book from Amazon – Please buy this book via affiliate links and show us some love! If you are a booklover and keep reading new books, share your book reviews with us and get featured, submit here.
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