About Book : Five years have passed since the end of the Mauryan Civil War. Samrat Asoka rules the Indian sub-continent from his capital, Patliputra. His brutal wars of conquest have earned him the name Chandasoka (Evil One). His enemies fear him, as do his own people. But the maritime republic of Kalinga stands free in the south-east, the last Mahajanpada, inspired by the values of democracy, equality and peace. In Book III of the epic Asoka Trilogy lies the answer to the great question: Who will be remembered as the greatest Samrat of the land of the Aryas?
About Author : Shreyas Bhave, an Electrical Engineer from VNIT Nagpur, is one of India’s youngest experts on Railway Electrification. He also administers an entrepreneurial community at www.ourfirstmillion.org. Possessed of an abiding love of history from childhood, Shreyas was inspired to take on the challenge of writing a fictionalized account based on historical record, supplemented by rich folklore, which continues to surround the legendary figure of Asoka. Apart from writing, Shreyas enjoys song-writing and composing music, sketching and watercolour painting. He plays the guitar. He enjoys hiking up to the many hill forts of Maharashtra, replete with history and ghosts of the past.
The Asoka Trilogy
Book I : Prince Of Patliputra : The Asoka Trilogy
Book II : Storm from Taxila - The Ashoka Trilogy Book II
Book III : Asoka Book III: Nemesis of Kalinga
- The narrative is tight, fabulously detailed, and gritty… You will not be able to put this book down. With a beyond-impressive 4.1 rating on Goodreads, Shreyas has definitely captured the imagination of readers. - Nagpur Today
- Prince of Pataliputra is an excellent debut work, bringing the spirit of a thriller to the historical fiction genre. - Blog: The Corporate Slacker
- The conversations made me feel I was listening to the characters speaking. The storytelling skills are well polished and there isn’t a dull moment in the book. - Blog: Vanya’s Notebook
- With good storytelling skills, powerful characters and twists, Shreyas Bhave makes a great debut with his historical fiction. Garnished with conspiracies, clever strategies, subtle romance and bitter betrayals, the book is a fast-paced read. What appealed the most was the way Chandragupta’s journey is shown in parallel to Asoka’s journey. - Blog: Purba’s Library
- Bringing alive the figures of Asoka, Chandragupta, Chanakya, Radhagupta from the pages of history and intermeshing them in a fiction is no easy feat but Shreyas Bhave achieves it without effort. - Isha Aggarwal Blog: rainingreviews
- The story starts with a prologue that is absolutely brilliant. It will make you turn the pages quickly. - Parikshit Shah, Goodreads
- Shreyas Bhave has absolute control over the facts and has wonderfully transformed them into a high paced, thrilling novel. I loved the way he has used parallel stories, which is unique. - Pooja Srivastava, Goodreads
- Book II definitely delivers on the promise of Book I. Highly recommended to all lovers of historical fiction. The author has researched well and this can be seen in the plot. - Pankaj Goyal Blog: the bibulous bibliobiuli
- Storm From Taxila is a mind-blowing, action-packed book, full of mysteries, twists and turns. You will be surprised by the eye-opening strategies used to win the war. The characters are combined strategically to deliver a saga which will always be in your mind. - Shafaque Eqbal,