Title: The Curse of Anuganga
Author: Harini Srinivasan
Format: Paperback Edition.
Book length: 280 pages.
Publisher: TreeShade Books
Circa 403 C.E. In the thriving city of Nandivardhana, lives Shaunaka, a young man who yearns to go to Pataliputra to see the world and make his fortune. But he is forced to join his father’s jewellery making business and soon finds himself in the workshop — a job in which his heart clearly did not lie. Thankfully, along comes distraction in the form of two extravagant Weddings — royal nuptials at the palace and another wedding at the extravagant corner house in the Buddhist quarter of the city. This house, known for its opulence and sheer size, is owned by Vinayashura, an affluent trader fabled to have mysteriously deep connection to the royal family. Shaunaka is given the charge to work on the bride’s jewellery at the corner house, but instead of the mundane task at hand, a morbid sight awaits — The Trader’s wife’s bloodcurdling screams bring Shaunaka to Vinayashura’s bedroom where he is found murdered and lying in a pool of blood!
You might have read crime fictions, romantic thrillers, but this one is out of the box.
The curse of Anuganga by Harini Srinivasan is a historical crime thriller which really makes me wonder that such an amazing fiction can be written as well.
This novel has an unique plot, which is set in 403 CE, where a young man Shanuka, son of a jeweller, finds himself trapped in a murder mystery that happens in the village.
The story is crisp and narration is lucid,
Plot is really an amazing thing to explore and enjoy, author has created each character with perfection to keep the thrill till the last page.
Since it has a historical setup, some readers may start to loose interest midway, but author has really covered that aspect, with the pace through which the novel keep us on edge of the seat.
Climax has been the best part of this novel, through various twist and turns, the ending is just so perfect.
The cover is so attractive that it automatically generates interest to read the book and title is completely justified by the plot.
If history is a fascinating thing for you, you must read this book and if you don’t like history, this book will change your mindset of looking it that way.
I will rate it ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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