Monday, March 29, 2010
Shadow Princess: A Novel Review
Shadow Princess: A Novel
by Indu Sundaresan
* taking form info of the book.*International bestseller, pens an epic novel based on fact about princesses fighting for power and respect in India's 17th Century royal court.
love the way Sundaresan told the story in this book.She did it in such a way that I found my self transported back to the Century and the characters life. It made me what to keep reading.
Aurangzeb, the middle son of the family, soon became my favorite character.I like him because he is pretty much the outsider of the bunch. No one seems to like him all the much, and yet he still remained a strong. His love for his sister was great, but a lot of the things that he did made me angry.
Then there is Jahanara, the oldest of the daughters. She was loved by almost everyone, The favorite Child. She had everything she could want, but she didn't have a companion, a husband. I hate and love or at the same time. I hated some of the discussion she makes, but i love how She will become different then most princess. She thinks different that is.
The book took place in the Sixteenth century India.
overall i liked this book, it was a little slow for me to get into it a first but after about couple of chapters i hit the spot and just kept reading form there and could not put it down. It did not really have the wow factor but it was not horrible so i say give it a try if you like Historicity base books.