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The Sultanpur Chronicles Paperback – 22 Oct 2018
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Achala Upendran grew up reading and re-reading fantasy books. Her writing on fantasy and comic book media has appeared in a number of places, including Scroll, The Hindu BusinessLine and Caravan. You can find her online at www.achalaupendran.com; www.achalaupendran.com.
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The world building in this book was well done. It was easy for the reader to dive right in. however, personally, it took me some time to do so but I believe that after pulling through for a few chapters, it was really easy to do so. The multiple person point-of-view was welcome as it really gives a number of perspectives to the reader, in a fantasy story. The characters all have their own backstory, which really gives the reader a wider scope to understand the thoughts and actions of the characters. However, the characters require a bit more depth.
The themes of war, hate, friendship, politics as well as adventure and mystery was a good mix in the story and really entertaining. The presence of the multitude of characters does well to giving depth to the story and the magic system is great for the reader to explore. Flying carpets, djinns, magic lamps give a totally Arabian Night-esque vibe to the story, which is not unwelcome. It really makes one feel nostalgic about the story.
There were a few loop ends though throughout when the identity of the nameless characters in certain episodes could not be determined. It is clear that there is to be a sequel and I eagerly look forward to it.
I quite enjoyed this book and as I rate it a 3.5/5 stars, I wait eagerly for the sequel to come out!
The story has so many events happening throughout, each converging to a single event at the end. The dark magic has its own, shady past and its acquisition is full of betrayal and deceit. But one woman will do what it takes to stop the rakshasa.
There are a lot of characters. Some serve a purpose while others are thrown in for entertainment purposes. The author has spent a lot of time giving each character a distinct story and a background but all of them lack depth.
The element of magic prevails throughout in a subtle and very basic way. I am glad that the author didn’t try to write complicated tricks because if done wrong, it would have spoiled the plot. What the author succeeded in doing was to create the mystical world dark magic and secretive activities require. The world building was modern but there were elements such as flying carpets and magic lamps thrown in, which felt relevant and contributed to the plot.
The Sultanpur Chronicles is a well-written fantasy that has a lot of elements in perfect proportions, but a lot of unnecessary events too. It’s a great start to a series, but it needs to be balanced, especially the element of magic and how each character perceives it.
The story opens with Devank, a writer in Sultanpuri, widely read newspaper in Sultanpur, working on a piece about the Imperial Aide. He was so used to covering mundane topics that when given an opportunity he gave his best and dedicated all his time working on this particular piece. In the process he discovers a secret that could threaten the throne and bring chaos in the empire.
A princess trying to save the empire, a djinn trying to protect her family, a sister trying to track her missing brother, a rakshasi looking for revenge, a dark mage on the loose, definitely a lot is happening in this book. The picturesque views, beautiful palaces, flying carpets, enchanted lamps, reading this book is a magical journey.
Do I recommend it? Yes, definitely looking forward to reading the sequel.
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