Book Review: Harappa 3-The Battle of Ten Kings

I can never say no to a mythological or a historical book. The warrior inside me does not allow me to do that. Though I am a non-violent person most of the times but a sword is something that I love. Probably this is the reason why I enjoy reading mythology or history novels. While picking up this book, I was confused whether I should read the previous two parts first or should I start with it! But I started reading this.

Harappa is one of the names from history that are hard to forget. This story revolves around this famous city. It is the story of rivalry between King Kasushika and Sage Vashishta. However, this is just the beginning of the story. It then moves to Sudasa who became the king even when his father was alive. Then there is a battle between Sudasa and Kavi who has formed a group of ten kings. This is when the title comes alive- Battle of Ten Kings. It even talks about the Ashwamedha yajna and the expansion of territory using it. I felt that I was reading a more interesting version of my history book and I enjoyed reading it.

The stories are based on some of the incidents that can be found in the Rig Veda. You might have heard about these from your elders. You might have seen something similar on television in mythological shows. However, the author makes sure that the readers do not lose their interest while reading the book.

The plot is good and the narration is beautiful. However, I did not like the cover of the book much. It is a must read for the lovers of Indian mythology. I am looking forward to read the previous books of the Harappa series.

Plot- 4 / 5

Narration- 4.5 / 5

Title- 4 / 5

Cover- 3.5 / 5

Overall- 4 / 5

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