Fantasy · Historical


Title: Upon A Burning Throne

Author: Ashok Banker

Pages: 352 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Mythical Fantasy

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

Publisher: Simon and Schuster India

Buy Links: Amazon(IN), Amazon(US)

In a world where demigods and demons walk among mortals, the emperor of the vast Burnt Empire has died, leaving a turbulent realm without a leader. Two young princes, Adri and Shvate, are in line to rule but birthright does not guarantee inheritance: Any successor must sit upon the legendary Burning Throne and pass The Test of Fire. Imbued with dark sorceries, the throne is a crucible that incinerates the unworthy.
Adri and Shvate are not the sole heirs to the empire, there is another with a claim to power, another who also survives. When this girl, whose father is the powerful demonlord Jarsun, is denied her claim by the interim leaders, Jarsun declares war, vowing to tear the Burnt Empire apart – leaving the young princes Adri and Shvate to rule a shattered realm embroiled in rebellion and chaos.

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Upon A Burning Throne is a mythical fantasy divided into four parts that spread over different timelines.

Inspired by the Mahabharata, this story too revolves around a throne. The two princes Adri and Shvate is in the line to the throne ( though considered I’ll suited for one being blind and other alpino) and passes the test of Fire proving themselves worthy. But they are not the only one to pass the test and bloodline doesn’t seem enough to guarantee you an inheritance. And when the daughter of Jarsun too survives the test and claims her right, the empire is thrown into chaos.

Though inspired by the age old epic, Upon A Burning Throne is very much original in its own essence and narrative. The plot is thick with rich characters. And the world building is unique and mystifying. Told through multiple povs the writing is gripping.

Took me some time to get in but the ride after I settled was an experience in itself. Will leave to anticipating the next installment. Definitely recommended.

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Fortune’s Soldier By Alex Rutherford|Book Review

Title: Fortune’s Soldier

Author: Alex Rutherford

Pages: 448 pages (Hardback)

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publication Date: December 3, 2018

Publisher:  Hachette India

It is 1744, and Nicholas Ballantyne, a young Scotsman dreaming of a life as laird of his ancestral estate finds himself quite unexpectedly on the

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Bookish Corner · Historical · Mystery/Suspense


Hello Everyone!❤ Welcome to my stop on the blog tour of ‘A Quarter Past Dead’. It’s the 3rd instalment in the A Miss Dimont Mystery series by T.P. Fielden and I’m too excited to share my views on this novel with you all.

Huge thanks to the publishers for adding me on the tour and for providing me with the ARC. All views expressed are my own.

Title: A Quarter Past Dead

Author: T.P. Fielden

Pages: 300 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Historical, Crime Fiction

Publication Date: November 1, 2018

Publisher: HQ

Murder can strike at any hour…

It’s the late 1950s in tranquil Temple Regis, Devon.

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Title: The Night Diary

Author:  Veera Hiranandani

Pages: 272 pages (Paperback)

P.O.V: 1st person

Genre: Historical – Fiction

Publication Date: March 6, 2018

Publisher: Penguin Random House (Dial Imprint)




It’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders.  Continue reading “THE NIGHT DIARY by VEERA HIRANANDANI”

Historical · Young Adult


Title: Orphan Monster Spy

Author:  Matt Killeen

Pages: 400 pages (Paperback)

P.O.V: 3rd person

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction

Publication Date: March 8th, 2018 (Expected)

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd





A Jewish girl-turned-spy must infiltrate an elite Nazi boarding school in this highly commercial, relentlessly nail-biting World War II drama!

After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah–blonde, blue-eyed, and Continue reading “ORPHAN MONSTER SPY BY MATT KILLEEN”

Contemporary · Historical


Title: Demi-Gods

Author: Eliza Robertson

Pages: 240 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Historical, Contemporary- fiction

Publication Date: November 2nd, 2017

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC





It is 1950, and nine-year-old Willa’s sheltered childhood is about to come to an end when her two new stepbrothers arrive at her family’s summer home in British Columbia. As Willa’s older sister pairs off with the older of these boys, Willa finds herself alone in the off-kilter company of the younger, Patrick. When, one afternoon, Patrick lures Willa Continue reading “DEMI-GODS BY ELIZA ROBERTSON”