‘Baahubali’ movie, I don’t think there is anyone who hasn’t watched the movie and not smitten by the characters. This book is a prequel to the ‘Baahubali’ movie. I wanted to buy this book since the time this book was available for pre-order but I was not able to pre-order it and finally bought its Kindle edition. So let’s see what this book offers.
The story of this book moves with the characters. Each chapter is titled with the name of characters.
Sivagami, our powerful queen is a teenager. She is the daughter of traitor Devaraya, who was punished by the King Somadeva in a very cruel manner. The only aim of her life is to destroy the kingship of Mahismati and revenge her father’s death. Destiny or plan (we can’t say anything now) makes her live in the royal orphanage of Mahismati, which is ‘royal’ just by the name. Here she meets Kamakshi and Gundu Ramu. Which later plays interesting role in story.
Another powerful character of ‘Baahubali’ was Kattapa, this book gives a detailed insight of Kattapa’s life. He is the son of Malyappa, slave of King Somadeva. He is dedicated to his duty of slave towards Prince Bijjala. His other brother Shivappa is totally opposite and doesn’t accept the destiny of slave. The life account of Kattapa is really interesting to read.
Apart from this, there are various characters which have their own selfishness from Mahismati. Pattaraya, Hundimba, Pratap, Roopak and Keki. And there is also a person named Skandadas who is honest with the kingdom.
Price Bijjala is a hot-headed, dumb man who is manipulated by the various people whereas Prince Mahadeva is kind, soft-spoken person.
Mahismati is a blessed, invincible Kingdom and everyone gives credit to the sacred Gauriparvat. But there is various wrongdoings happening in the Kingdom, which is actually the reason the Mahismati’s glory. You need to read this book to know what it is.
This book is written in the simplest manner. The author has narrated the story in very ease, after finishing you doesn’t feel like you have read a book with more than 400 pages.
Incredible! I know Anand Neelakantan is a master storyteller but never actually read his any of books. This was the first book of him I read and I am totally impressed. I am going to read his other books soon. 🙂 This book has every element which gets your attention and makes you hooked till the last. It was really great to read the story of the beginning of Mahismati kingdom. I am eagerly waiting for the next book as this book has heart throbbing end. You don’t need a reason to read this book; it is a powerful book which you should read no matter what genre you like!
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Until next time, Keep reading 🙂