Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra, #1)
Ram Rajya. The Perfect Land. But perfection has a price. He paid that price.

3400 BCE. INDIA
Ayodhya is weakened by divisions. A terrible war has taken its toll. The damage runs deep. The demon King of Lanka, Raavan, does not impose his rule on the defeated. He, instead, imposes his trade. Money is sucked out of the empire. The Sapt Sindhu people descend into poverty, despondency and corruption. They cry for a leader to lead them out of the morass. Little do they appreciate that the leader is among them. One whom they know. A tortured and ostracised prince. A prince they tried to break. A prince called Ram.

He loves his country, even when his countrymen torment him. He stands alone for the law. His band of brothers, his Sita, and he, against the darkness of chaos.

Will Ram rise above the taint that others heap on him? Will his love for Sita sustain him through his struggle? Will he defeat the demon Lord Raavan who destroyed his childhood? Will he fulfil the destiny of the Vishnu?

Begin an epic journey with Amish’s latest: the Ram Chandra Series.

Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra, #1) Details

Book TitleScion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra, #1)
Book Author
ISBN9789385152146
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages376
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Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra, #1) Reviews

  • Fuad Fidah
    May 15, 2016

    Fuad Fidah

    So far, very interesting. Although the author may have over simplified a few things, his way of looking at theology is somewhat interesting. Eagerly waiting for the next books. ...

  • Mith
    Apr 1, 2016

    Mith

    I want my money back. ...

  • Nithya Subramaniam
    Jan 28, 2016

    Nithya Subramaniam

    I have always like Mythology, especially Indian mythology and I was really looking forward to this book. I wanted to meet Ram the man who created the perfect city Meluha. However, Imagine your disappointment when none of this was his idea but Sita's. The characters fell flat especially...

  • Bhanuj
    Jan 11, 2016

    Bhanuj

    You can also read the review here Argumentative WatermelonRamayan was written over a period of more than 1200 years, it went through so many changes and interpolations that what came out (its many versions included) was a masterpiece.Sadly the same can’t be said about the Scion of...

  • Sookie
    Dec 28, 2015

    Sookie

    The book is set in same universe as that of the Meluha trilogy. And like Meluha trilogy, this novel has to be read without constant comparison to Ramayana as we have come to know. Treat this story how you treat any other characters that are loosely based on popular mythology. If done w...

  • Nandakishore Varma
    Dec 23, 2015

    Nandakishore Varma

    I have not read this book, and do not plan to. This is a troll review, posted to express my resentment at an idiot murdering Indian mythology to line his pockets. So sue me!-----------------------------------I am going to resign my engineering job and write a novel on Lord Krishna. In ...

  • Priya
    Dec 16, 2015

    Priya

    DNF in July, skimmed the rest yesterday to find out that oh-my-god-no, (view spoiler)[ Sita is kidnapped by (hide spoiler)] oh-my-god-NO (view spoiler)[ Raavan (hide spoiler)]!! ...

  • Nivedita (thebooklovingnerd)
    Nov 23, 2015

    Nivedita (thebooklovingnerd)

    First of all, I am going to take a moment to shamelessly praise Amish for his immense amount of imagination and the way he brings his imagination to perfection. When I read the Shiva trilogy, I was stumped by the way Lord Shiva was portrayed and I couldn't stop myself from reading them...

  • Rahul
    Nov 15, 2015

    Rahul

    Re-writing the Story of Ram is bound to attract speculations and comparisons with the many earlier versions of ancient and modern era. I found the book quite so-so in variety and quite repeated in line with some other versions. The story dragged at some places and hopped over some othe...

  • Girish
    Nov 3, 2015

    Girish

    3.5 stars more like. To be honest, the book started as a 'getitoutofthesystem' read for me. In parts, you could taste the essence of what the author was capable of, that made his earlier books a bestseller, before he became a 'literary popstar' who had to sell brand "Amish'Amish Tripat...