Bharat. Son of Kaikeyi. Brother of Rama. Reluctant king of Kosala. Bharat’s carefree life in Kekeya is turned upside down by the death of his father Raja Dashratha and the exile of his brother and crown prince Rama. Untrained in statecraft and unsure of himself, Bharat begins his rule over Kosala by tackling an audacious rakshasa attack on Ayodhya. There’s more trouble brewing. As the magic that sustains the kingdom starts weakening and a drought looms over Kosala, Ayodhya’s citizens begin to disappear mysteriously. Ambitious aristocrats manipulate the inexperienced king to their ends, while fickle allies seize the opportunity to assert their independence. And unknown to Bharat, the Lord of Lanka has put a cunning plan into action that will break the back of Ayodhya’s resistance. Beset by challenges, will Bharat lose Ayodhya so early in his reign? Crackling with characters overlooked and forgotten by the Ramayana, The Warlord of Ayodhya is a thrilling spinoff by bestselling fantasy author Shatrujeet Nath.
Genre: Mythological Fiction
- An ancient epic form of Hindu religion, “Ramayana” is one of the most critical societal treatises. It sets the values and behaviors of how one should behave among family and friends. Whenever we talk about Ramayana, we talk about Ram and Sita. But was Ram the only character who inspired or set the values? I always want to know more about other characters of this Epic, And,
- “Shatrujeet Nath,” through his book “Warlord of Ayodhya,” brings the story of “Bharat,” son of Kaikeyi and brother of Lord Ram. The story is about how the sudden death of his father and elder brother in exile shaped Bharat’s character, and he became a warrior.
- The author has provided an excellent and strong recollection of the Epic tale with Bharat’s perspective in a very compelling and engaging style for all age readers. The writing and narration are fluid, and we bet it will transport you to the magical and action-filled world of a character.
- We enjoyed every aspect of the book and eagerly waited for the second installment of the series. It is a five-star book for us.