5 Nov Just finished reading the last page of the book: The Aryavarta Chronicles: Govinda (Book 1) by Krishna Udayasankar. Coincidentally she is. : The Aryavarta Chronicles: Govinda (Book – 1): Aryavarta the ancient realm of the noble. For generations, the Firstborn dynasty of scholar- sages. The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1: GOVINDA. Aryavarta – the ancient realm of the noble. For generations, the Firstborn dynasty of scholar-sages, descendants of.

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So the idea of Mahabharata as a story of extraordinary humans who had no superpowers was not new to me.

Next comes narration, now here I’m succumbed to loss of words. This is especially made easy by the author due to the fact that a majority of the story is centered around one character, Govinda Shauri. This book takes the bones of the Mahabharata saga and then weaves it away from its magical, divine entity roots and makes it out to be a socio-political saga that makes this debut book very interesting and even so for those like myself who have a good idea about what to expect. I have read the first two books of boko epic before, but I ordered all three books govina.

A concept that looks beyond the mythical setting and gook a tale of the transformation of a human – a the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda mortal into a legend.

Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles 1 was recommended to me by one of my friends. Coming to the core of this book, the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda really liked the concept of ‘Firstborns’ and ‘Firewrights’. Chroniclrs and Govinda’s slowly developing friendship is shown beautifully especially the description of events following the frostbite.


The author unspools thread after thread of conspiracies and counter-moves and somewhere post two-thirds of the book, I lost my bearings and kept confusing firewrights with firstborns. The storyline builds up upon the rift between two sects of people, the Firstborn and the Firewrights.

The Aryavarta Chronicles #1: Govinda | Krishna Udayasankar

The fate of the humanity rests upon their hands. Brilliant storytelling coupled with real-life like characters will make the Aryavarta Chronicles a must-read for mythology lovers. Have a busy work schedule. The rivalry and fighting between the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda Firewrights and the Firstborn dynasty is a thread which runs through this book and as Book One comes the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda an end, stays alive to continue into Book Two. Reading now, about half-way through.

Since this story is focused on the socio-political structure of Aryavarta, this description was a very important component of the story and makes the ongoing conflict a bit easier to understand. It made for refreshing reading.

The Aryavarta Chronicles

I have read all the volumes of “Krishnavatara” by K. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Lists with This Book. In the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda tale, he is referred to by his actual name of Syyodhan and he is just another character and not the prince of darkness as most other authors would have us believe. She has described various kingdoms so well that you can actually visualise you being goinda.

Just like Mahabharata, even with all the panic of a budding war, the writer does not miss the philosophical creed concealed the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda the subtext.

Rather, it is a completely new myriad of characters woven into the familiar story of the Kurus and the Pandavas seen thr the eyes of Govinda Shauri, such that an all new perspective of looking at the story comes forth. Jul 21, Adarsh rated it did not like it. Even with pages, this book is not a drag but chroncles Govinda: The author brushes away debates of “who’s version of the epic is correct?


Udayasankar is an excellent writer. However in the recent past things have take the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda drastically bad turn for the Firewrights and many of their members are dead. When the original is a thriller in itself, its difficult to recreate it in fiction. Mar 06, Avinash K rated chronicled liked it Shelves: She exudes sensuality and is open to her cchronicles.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dharma Yudhisthir gambles away his empire, the tormented empress is forced into a terrifying exile and the many nations of the realm begin to take up arms in a bid to fight, conquer and destroy each other.

Book Review: The Aryavarta Chronicles, Book 1: Govinda

The female characters are not a support system, but more of characters with importance. Else I might have missed this wonderful mythological fiction, one of my favorite genres in reading. View my complete profile. And so we bookk to the man who graces the the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda — the lynch pin — Govinda Shauri — without whom there would be epic.