Once in a while you come across a book that has the power to pierce through your heart. A Monster Calls is one such book. Written by Patrick Ness, it is a story about a young boy with an ailing mother at home. It covers a range of somewhat difficult topics ranging from death to guilt.
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King Ashoka. Vidisha. His advisor, Radhagupta. Taxila. Sushem. Junagarh. A totally different era brought before you by a young author – Shreyas Bhave. If you have a bit of interest in history and the ancient terrains of Taxila, go ahead and apply for this review copy. We have 10 copies of this book up for review, apply here for a copy. We will send you this book for free in exchange of an honest review.*From the blurb: Bharatvarsha, Land Of The Aryas: 272 B.C. Bindusar, the Samrat Chakravartin of all the Aryas, ruler of the Indian sub¬continent, is dead. In Vidishanagri: Asoka kills his brother’s Ashwamedha stallion and marches to Patliputra with his army. The Ancient Brahminical Order rises in his support. Have they made the right choice? Radhagupta travels to fulfill the task allotted to him by the Order. Kanakdatta, the Buddhist, stands up to stop him. Will Radhagupta fail in his mission?.. In Taxila: The rightful heir, Sushem, raises an army to meet the challenge posed by his ambitious and gifted brother, Asoka. He prepares to march to the capital and seize the throne by force. Will history repeat itself? Will Sushem achieve what his grandfather Chandragupta did? In Junagarh: Guildmaster Hardeo sets out on a private mission to cquire the great salt pans of Sindh. Will he succeed in his secret enterprise? …When the dust finally settles the great question will be answered: Who is the next Samrat of the revered lands of the Aryas? About the author: Shreyas Bhave is a student pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering from VNIT Nagpur. He also devotes his energies to a start-up that provides quality services to users of transformer and switchgear products in the country. Additionally, he runs an entrepreneurial community at ourfirstmillion.org. Inspired by his deep love of history, Shreyas took on the challenge of writing a fictionalized account based on historical record, supplemented by the rich folklore which continues to surround the legendary figure of Asoka. Apart from writing, Shreyas enjoys song writing, composing music, sketching and watercolour painting and trekking into the hills. Author(s): Shreyas BhavePublisher: Leadstart PublishingRelease: August 2018Genre: Fiction/HistoricalBuy this book from Amazon – Please buy this book via affiliate links and show us some love! *Standard rewards points apply. Do read the review policy if you are applying for the first time. The selection criteria for the reviewers will depend upon the regularity & popularity of their blogs. Do apply soon as we have limited copies. These books are part of Writersmelon Book Review Program, an initiative to spread the word about new release books. If you are an author or a blogger and wish to be part of this initiative, write to us!
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They say that sometimes the journey is more interesting than the destination. This couldn’t have been truer for Buddha. The world today knows him as