The Game Of Power
Author: Aparna Sinha
You have to dethrone a powerful man to become the most powerful. I was itching to defeat the single most powerful person, but there wasn’t any. I was left with only one choice — to create one.”
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.
My Book Review:
This book was quite a political thriller.
The protagonist, Ashwin Jamwal, is an honest IAS officer. His honesty and his dream to bring a change leads to him transferring to other cities. He then realizes that he would have to think of innovative measures to do good. He succeeds in his technique until he gets screwed to an extent that he has to resign. He then joins Politics and becomes quite successful.
The premise of the book that in order to become the most powerful person on Earth, you need to create a “most” powerful person and then defeat that person, is what attracted me to read that book.
The characterizations are quite good. The narration is fast paced and the story is weaved perfectly. I loved the ending. There is an element of surprise till the last paragraph!
But, there were minor spacing errors as well as some of the pages were repeated in the book which was disappointing. The publisher should have paid more attention on the quality of this book, as it truly is worth it.
Aparna Sinha is truly an author to keep an eye on, I look forward to her next work!