Rafflesia: The Banished Princess by Gautam | Book Review


The curtains draw up. Lights are dimmed. The musical is about to begin. As the beautiful princess descends on stage, the mythical creatures from her kingdom come alive. Flickers of brilliant colours 
blaze across as mesmerizing music pulsates from one corner of the theatre to the other. A fairy tale is about to unfold… 

As young children, we often come across things that stay in our hearts forever. For Appu, it is a fairy tale about a beautiful princess. He lives with her in a world filled with the magical creatures from her kingdom until the real world beckons. A reluctant Appu steps into it as a striking young man and struggles to find his place. 

What follows is an evocative tale of love and loss, friendship and betrayal, as the story travels through the snow-peaked mountains of Arunachal to the golden deserts of Jaisalmer, the tulip gardens of 
Holland to the lush greens of Kerala. Does Appu find what he had set out for? The answer lies in Rafflesia — The Banished Princess because in her story, lay his!" 




Leadstart Publishing Private Limited

Release Date: 

March 20th 2017

No. of Pages: 

Paperback, 397 pages

The writing of the author is very addictive. Once you pick up the book, it becomes hard to keep it aside until and unless you are not done with it. Nowhere in the course of reading you can predict what's about to come; so, it's unpredictable, unassumed and unusual too.

The loss suffered by both these characters were excellently explained in this story. They are real and we can relate to them. Their are many characters in the book but Appu is the one around whom whole the book is written. The book is about various events and changes that happen in his life, as he moves in different parts of the world, and how it affects him.  It is the tale of the life journey of Appu that touches the chord with the readers.

The author makes a very strong statement in a very subtle way. This book will remind you the people, whom you have left and met in your life journey. Apart from this, the book is a delightful slow read and would definitely recommend to people who's looking for something new.
 I would look definitely forward to read more from the author.

“I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.”


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