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! Ashwin steps up to take oath as the youngest Prime Minister of India and is unknowingly thrown into a vortex of power and authority as the entire world is threatened by a faceless enemy — Hades.
The world starts to look up to Ashwin as the savior, but he was just a pawn, reared only to be sacrificed in the end.
A story of greed, lies, deceptions, manipulations and corruption, Ashvamedha is a thriller revolving around the infamous game of power in a maddening bid to seek absolute control.
5 stars because what a ride! Ashvamedha was a book full if twists, turns and surprises. It starts of with this
“I have manipulated truth
Veiled it, snubbed it
I didn’t let you see it
I propagated a lie
Enforced it, inducted it
And you believed in it”
Which really had me intrigued about what I was gonna get with this book. Because the when the beginning is strong, you start to expect a lot. These little disconnected stories that I began reading page after page made me wonder about the actual plot reveal. And I couldn’t have guessed the ending!
First, let’s talk about the various characters we see, Ashwin Jamwal, our righteous protagonist who’s willing to bend a few rules for the greater good. There are corrupt politicians, mean businessmen, a bigger threat Hades and then some other characters that we only see a little. But what I found was, not one of these characters seemed unrealistic, they were all pretty believable.
Now for the writing style, apart from the whole portion in the beginning, I didn’t see any line or paragraph that really impacted me but it was still quite easy to comprehend and enjoy because you’re so into the story and where it is heading. Some book you read because of the writing and others for the story, this is the later. A real page-turner this one.
And the plot! From kidnappings to faking death to assassination to terrorism to politics, and even a bit of romance and family drama, this book had it all. And I loved it.