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Scion Of Ikshvaku - Ram Chandra Series #1

Title: Scion Of Ikshvaku
Author: Amish Tripathi
Genre: History, Indian Mythology
Pages: 376
Publisher: Westland Limited
ISBN-13: 9789385152146

Rating: 3.2/5

It is no surprise that this was a long awaited book. After taking the book world by storm, Amish presents his first book in his next series. Scion of Ikshvakuis the first book in the Ram Chandra series. I pre ordered the book from Amazon.inand got an author signed copy with a metal bookmark. 
It is Ramayana in Amish's words. That said, readers who are familiar with his work would eagerly be expecting some new information or a new outlook to an old but important epic. Yes, it does have a few instances which  is not a part of our regular Ramayana, but overall it is the same story that we know. The story begins with the rule of King Dashrath and the battle of Karachapa. From here, Amish takes us through Ram's birth, his education at the gurukul along with his brothers, his marriage to Sita and his exile. The book ends with Raavan kid…