Review : Ashvamedha : The Game of Power

Book Name- Ashvamedha : The Game of Power

Author- Aparna Sinha

Genre- Political Thriller 

Publisher- Srishti Publications 

Pages- 214

Price- ₹195


“You have to dethrone a powerful man to become the most powerful. I was itching to defeat the single most powerful person, but there wasn’t any. I was left with only one choice — to create one.”

Little does Ashwin Jamwal know that the last twenty-five years of his life have been controlled by a master manipulator, who wanted to make him the most powerful man on earth, though for a reason! Ashwin steps up to take oath as the youngest Prime Minister of India and is unknowingly thrown into a vortex of power and authority as the entire world is threatened by a faceless enemy — Hades.

The world starts to look up to Ashwin as the savior, but he was just a pawn, reared only to be sacrificed in the end.

A story of greed, lies, deceptions, manipulations and corruption, Ashvamedha is a thriller revolving around the infamous game of power in a maddening bid to seek absolute control.


Ashvamedha is a political thriller which is penned down by Aparna Sinha. 

Sinha with her debut novel serves us a tale of power with intense character and blockbuster storyline. This book has every element which can make you feel like you’re watching a movie. 

Book Title and Cover- The Title is interesting and appropriate with the book. It gives us insight about the content. The Cover is not-attractive and could be improved. 

The Blurb is short, crisp and interesting

Language and Narration- Writing style of Aparna is easy to follow. Language is simple crisp and easy to comprehend. Narration is done well. Quotes from Yajur Veda and a poem in the book is cherry on the top.

Content and Plot- Plot of the book is fresh and gives you something new to read. Unlike many suspense thriller, this book deals with many social odds. 

Storyline is interesting and flows smoothly with twists and turns throughout the book. 

With unpredictable ending and engaging subplots, story keeps moving smoothly with good pace. However some readers can need time to get adjust with the pace and storyline but after that story flows smoothly till the end. 

Along with thriller there is love angle between our characters which is written beautifully. Friendship between Ashwin and Arun is touching and was fun to read. 


Book Title and Cover- 4/5 

Language and Narration- 4/5

Content and Plot- 3.5/5

Final Rating- 4/5

I would recommend this book to every thriller reader out there especially political thriller lovers.


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