“Rafflesia: The Banished Princess”
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!”
MY VERDICT :
The story revolves around the Life Of Appu, the Protagonist of the story.
The story speaks on his life, the way it goes, just like Everyone comes into our lives, and we hope they all stay with us till end but then they leave us in mid journey of our destination. The same happens in his life as well, there are many characters who come into his life, but hardly stays till the end.
His parents are mid class, who supports him, Appu’s behavior is very silent and he never utters anything more, although his best friend tries to talk to him, he talks everything about his life, but apparently Appu stays numb, Rahul and Appu are like Brothers from different mothers
The story is too long, you need little time to get into it, but once you’re in, you enjoy the journey as the story in mid goes very very slow, and the writing style of the author is beautiful and impressive.
The book cover is beautiful, but don’t go on the cover, the story speaks different from the cover.
Over all, fine work done by the author