Book Review Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra Series)

Amish Tripathi

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On 30 March, 2016
Last modified:28 January, 2017


Hungerbrain Review A great combo of mythology and fiction with a unique writing sense.

Title:  Scion of Ikshvaku
Writer:  Amish Tripathi
Publisher:   Westland Books
Published on:  22 June 2015
Genre:   Fiction, Mythology, Sagas


About the Writer:

Amish Tripathi is one of the bestselling authors from India and known for his new concept of writing. He loves Mythology and History which he used to narrate the story in all is books.

He has done his MBA from IIM Calcutta. Amish left his 14 years of finance career to become a full-time writer after publishing his first book Immortals of Meluha.


Book Review Scion of Ikshvaku

Scion of Ikshvaku is the first book in the Ram Chandra series by Amish Tripathi after the great success of Shiva Trilogy. The author has an amazing imagination power to bring history and present to a single story. But before story lets talk about the cover page where you can see a muscular man aiming his bow to destroy a Pushpak Vimaan.

Also Read: Book Review Immortals of Meluha

But the Pushpak Vimaan seems to be like a drone. In which Raavan, emperor of Lanka is taking Ram’s wife Sita. After kidnaping her when Ram and Lakshman were out in the jungle to grab some food.

The characters of this book were taken from the great epic Ramayana but totally changed according to the present scenario of society. The best part of the book is that in this book Rama is shown as a king, not as a Lord who is a complete man and knows everything.

Ram the hero of the story is assumed Inauspicious to king Dashratha. Since the time he took birth, king Dasharaths had lost the war against the then Vaishya’s General Raavan. And After losing that war SaptaSindhu turns towards misery, Bankruptcy, and Corruption.

After losing Sita’s Swayamwar Raavan attacks Mithila with his 10,000 soldiers and in counter attack, Ram is forced to used the biological weapon Asurastra whose usage is forbidden to them. After realising his mistake Ram accepts the 14 years of exile as a punishment to break the rule of Rudra.

You will also find some incidents related to some recent crucial incidents to the mankind like the part where Roshni (rakhi sister to the four brothers) is gang-raped and murdered. This incident is somewhere similar to the Nirbhaya incident.

Overall it’s a story which keeps past and present side by side and together combines to a great story which will entertain you, inspires you and once again take you to the RamRajya.

Also Read: Book Review The Secret of Nagas


Favourite Quotes:

” Sometimes truth causes pain and sufferings. At such time, Silence is preferred”
“When the Axe entered the forest the trees said to each other, Don’t worry the handle in the Axe is one of us.”


Why should Read:

If you had read his previous books [ The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of Nagas and The Oath of Vayuputras ] of the author Amish Tripathi then you’ll definitely be going to read this book because his books consist a kind of addiction.

And if you are new reader then get ready for the amazing combo of mythology and fiction. Even though you know the story of Ramayana there is still much more in the book to entertain you.


Book Review Scion of Ikshvaku

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Other Books by Amish Tripathi:

 The Oath of Vayuputras (2013)  The Secret of Nagas (2012)
                                             Immortals of Meluha (2011)


Book Review Scion of Ikshvaku

Hungerbrain Review A great combo of mythology and fiction with a unique writing sense.

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