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doc ☆ The Treasure of Kafur ☆ Paperback ´ dogsalonbristol ↠ ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ The Treasure of Kafur Author Aroon Raman – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk ‘The fate of an Empire trembles in the balance’Hindustan 1580 AD The Mughal Emperor Akbar is at the height of his power seemingl‘The fate of an Empire trembles in the balance’Hindustan 1580 AD The Mughal Emperor Akbar is at the height of his power seemingly invincible But twenty years of war have earned him many enemies and rebellion is brewing led by Asaf Baig the tyrannical ruler of Khandesh Baig has stumbled upon the knowledge that the fabulous lost treasure of Malik There is a moment in the latter half of this book where Dattatreya the protagonist is engaged in battle with anti Mughal forces as a scout when he suddenly falls off his horse because of an attack from an assailant whose identity shall remain undisclosed for obvious reasons And this is perhaps the point where this book stops being the effortlessly smooth ride it had been till that point Unfulfilled promise to sum it up in a couple of wordsI had the pleasure of reading Aroon Raman's debut novel The Shadow Throne last year a gripping espionage thriller set in the backdrop of a possible nuclear armageddon in the subcontinent The Treasure of Kafur is his second novel but it was actually written before The Shadow Throne so in essence it is his first bookThe story though most of it being set in the 16th century during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great opens in AD 1312 where a trusted band of men led by Malik Kafur the famed general of Alauddin Khilji Sultan of Delhi covertly bury sealed chests in an unknown location in Central India Fast forward two hundred fifty years and we are in Khandesh whose tyrannical ruler Asaf Ali Baig is plotting against the Mughal Empire has stumbled upon the secret of Kafur's legendary treasure The only person who knows where the treasure lies is Ambu an old woman who lives in Sillod with her adolescent grandson Dattatreya Both possess some incredible gifts on account of their lineage as Guardians a fact that is unknown to most people in the world When Baig realises this he abducts Ambu orders the capture of Datta as leverage but Datta manages to escape somehow But will he able to seek an audience with the Mughal Emperor over will Akbar believe what he knows? Plunged into a race against time death Datta's actions hold the key to the course of history of Hindustan as well as the Mughal EmpireDespite being billed as a historical thriller the book has a strong element of fantasy to it as well Initially this aspect was a bit irksome but as I read on it integrated itself well into the story so much that I began to enjoy it too such as this one seuence when Datta has to make a run for the Babur Darwaza the gateway to the Mughal Empire in central India with Baig's soldiers in hot pursuit Characterisation is definitely a strong point of this book as even the supporting cast such as Akbar's confidante Raja Man Singh his daughter Princess Ahilya Datta's companion Dilawar Khan the Khandeshi army commander Rahmatullah Khan or even minor characters like the Sufi saint Zaheer ud din are well drawn outThe writing is also very good for a thriller Raman vividly brings the story to life painting it on the canvas of 16th century India Raman avoids the trappings of resorting to cliches as the budding friendship that develops between Datta Princess Ahilya takes its course instead chooses to portray the tension that is obvious between two intimate soulsBut the end oh man if only Datta had not fallen off that horse Contrary to what I expected in the climax the story veered off in a entirely different direction I understand the need to bring closure to a certain set of events set in motion or characters I do agree it certainly accomplished that but what could've been a final flourish feels as if the conclusion misses its mark completely That is where I stopped caring about what happened to either the central characters or the treasure or well the story itselfIt is perhaps a point of criticism I levelled against the author even when I reviewed The Shadow Throne that he resolves things far too easily for a thriller While the novels overall are enjoyable the endings leave behind a bittersweet taste I hope I can say something to the contrary when I read his next bookI'm going with 3 to 35 stars for The Treasure of Kafur by Aroon Raman Despite its flaws I'd suggest you do not give this a miss Recommended for readers of Indian popular fiction those who love a good ol' adventure talePS I received a copy of this book from the author I solemnly maintain that my review was in no way influenced by the same

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Kafur that will guarantee victory to Akbar’s enemies is known to an old woman called AmbuBaig Kidnaps Ambu to wrest the knowledge of the treasure from her; but her twenty year old grandson Dattatreya escapes and flees across Hindustan to enlist the help of the one person who has the most reason to stop Baig – the Mughal Emperor himselfStaying on I had received a signed copy of the book to review‘The Treasure of Kafur’ is a story set during the golden era of the Mughal period when Akbar is the King of Hindustan The Deccanis want to seize the throne and are searching for the famed treasure of Malik Kafur to finance the war The story involves the Rajput clans elements of fantasy a uest and an unfinished love story There are some historical inaccuracies but this can be ignored in this work of fictionAmbu who is a Guardian of a grove has been kidnapped by Asaf Baig the ruler of Khandesh Baig believes that Ambu can guide him to the treasure of Kafur Her grandson Datta has to reach out to Akbar for saving her and the treasure Ambu and Datta can telepathically communicate with the animals around them The animals are very loyal to the Guardians Baig has sent his men and some killers to capture Datta Datta is able to reach Agra where Akbar is presently residing and tell him about the approaching war and the presence of the treasure The main character of the story is Datta He goes through a lot of hardships to reach the Emperor His friendship with Dilawar son of an army chief is very nicely developed Akbar is shown as a just and fair ruler and makes his presence felt in the later part of the story The book could have ended with the ending of the war The only part of the story which I did not like was the love angel Why was it needed? It could have been done without Maybe the author Aroon Raman was looking for a way to write a seuel But in my opinion the heroics of Akbar would have provided enough material for the next bookMy favourite part was the meeting between Akbar and Rana Pratap And I was expecting a second meeting between them after the war was over and was disappointed not to see it Nevertheless the author had written a very good story It’s great to see that the authors are finally incorporating the rich historical past of our country in their stories More books about Akbar would make for a great reading

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The Treasure of KafurE step ahead of capture and death Datta is swept up in a world of kings and warrior princesses of uncommon friendships and an implacable evil; and a desperate race against time to save his grandmother – and the EmpireAroon Raman national bestselling author of The Shadow Throne now brings us a riveting saga of action and adventure set in Mughal Ind There's always a wonderful feeling after completing a book with than 375 pages I am done reading one of the latest releases THE TREASURE OF KAFUR It's the second book of the author Aroon Raman after The Shadow Throne I haven't read the latter one but what I have heard from people around me that it is an excellent and thrilling story I got a chance to read his 2nd and the latest book which I did without thinking twice The book is published by India's one of the leading publishers Pan Macmillan The first thing about this book that would attract you is its cover page It itself has an essence and ambiance of Mughal era It shows a king riding on his horse with the flag of his kingdom Even the synopsis does justice to the story as its exactly what's in the book unlike few of our Indian books which has brilliance in the synopsis and depression inside the book Talking about the publishing uality the book is well bound with strong pages and wonderful fonts SYNOPSIS Hindustan 1580 AD The Mughal Emperor Akbar is at the height of his power seemingly invincible But twenty years of war have earned him many enemies and rebellion is brewing led by Asaf Baig the tyrannical ruler of Khandesh Baig has stumbled upon the knowledge that the whereabouts of the fabulous lost treasure of Malik Kafur which will guarantee victory to Akbars enemies is known to an old woman called Ambu Baig kidnaps Ambu to wrest the knowledge of the treasure from her but her twenty year old grandson Dattatreya escapes and flees across Hindustan to enlist the help of the one person who has the most reason to stop Baig the Mughal Emperor himself Staying one step ahead of capture and death Datta is swept up in a world of kings and warrior princesses of uncommon friendships and an implacable evil and a desperate race against time to save his grandmother and the EmpireAbout the Author Aroon Raman national bestselling author of The Shadow Throne now brings us a riveting saga of action and adventure set in Mughal India Aroon Raman is a Bengaluru based entrepreneur and author His research and innovation company works in the area of materials science and has won critical acclaim for developing scientific talent at the grass roots level His debut novel a spy thriller called The Shadow Throne uickly became a national bestseller The Treasure of Kafur is his second novel He divides his spare time between trekking advising and supporting NGOs and travel The Treasure of Kafur for me reflects the thoughts of the author A fluid language in which this book is smoothly written makes it a wonderful read that it is The command of language that the author has and the set of vocabulary that he possesses makes it possible for him to state the story exactly the way he wants to The good thing is that the story reaches directly to the heart of readers Aroon Raman has done a great research in making it sure that he doesn't forget to mention any fact about the Mughal emperor and empire I have already read many books on Mughal and while in school it was my favorite topic in history Hence I loved this story because it is a level upper than all the book that I have read previously based on Mughal Each and every character is well defined in the book which helps us to understand them from their base The protagonists Ambu Dattatreya and Emperor Akbar were well defined and executed None of them were under stated in the book The animal characters and the others from the protagonist's team were very interesting I loved Manas Aditi chief Shukracharya Jeta friends and Sheherazad has been my favorite Even the entry of parrot in the story was entertaining as there was conflicting between it and a protagonist I also liked the interactions that had Mughals involved among each other Later on when Mughal Emperor Akbar comes into the story the book reaches a totally different level altogether Book starts with very fast pace gets slow in between and in the end it starts screaming BESTSELLER BESTSELLER BESTSELLER with each sentence as the book reaches its end I would rate The Treasure of Kafur 435 RECOMMENDED Thanks ABHILASH RUHELA VEERU

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