Ashvamedha: The Game of Power by Aparna Sinha
“You have to dethrone a powerful man to become the most powerful. I was itching to defeat the single most powerful person, but there wasn’t any. I was left with only one choice — to create one.”
A novel which has so many twists and turns. It keeps you guessing from the beginning until the end as to who the real culprit is and when you get to know it, you would be stunned for sure. The cover of the book is intriguing with bit dark colour scheme followed by the image of the horse. This gives us the glimpse of power as the major subject of this book. This is a story of friendship, the friendship between arun and ashwin, a story of love, love between Adya and ashwin and a story of dirty politics where you will experience ups and downs of politics. The story begins with the assassination of Ashok Kumar Nandi followed by the murder of Sumona Thandi. Then Ashwin comes in picture when he clears UPSC exam and became District magistrate but he was transferred from every district because of his honesty. He tries to use unfair means to do fair work but failed miserably and he resigned. Later Ashwin joins a political party and rises to the rank of President of the Party in a short term. He became the strongest PM candidate. Inder Mohan Rathi sacrifices his life by committing suicide and Ashwin becomes the PM of India. Little does Ashwin Jamwal know that the last twenty-five years of his life have been controlled by a master manipulator, who wanted to make him the most powerful man on earth, though for a reason! Who was that man? What were his intentions? To find out the answers to these questions you will have to read the full book. Ashvamedha is a good read for all those who loved to read suspense|thriller.
Ratings – 4.5/5