Book Review No. 14 : “The Speaking Stone”

TITLE : The Speaking Stone

AUTHOR : Ratnadip Acharya

PUBLICATION : Aksora Publications

GENRE : Historical Fiction

PAGES : 296

FORMAT : Paperback

Blurb & A Brief Review :

Saikat from Mumbai & Shuvashini from West Bengal coincidentally meet on their journey to Tripura to reveal the secrets behind a stone which Saikat found as written in ancient script & Shuvashini’s research on a “Rajmala”. This novel by author Ratnadip engages so many facts of Indian history, heritage, culture & ethnicity with a lot of grace yet maintaining a shield of mystery. Two different stories from the two protagonists have progressed parallelly without affecting the two different time zones, one in present & other is past. Turns & twists in different parts of the novel equally contribute making the story more intriguing & interesting.

The ancient history of Tripura, protagonists’ hunger to reach to the core of truth, unveiling some knowledgeable facts , outstanding plot & characterization have turned the book a desirable one for sure. Language was simple & easy to read, title was itself mesmerizing enough to attract readers, eye-catching book cover & a sound research behind knitting the story were also a plus point to be noted.

Overall , it was a very interesting read.

Ratings :

Title : 4.5/5

Plot : ⅘

Characterization : ⅘

Language & grammar : 4.5/5

Story : 4.5/5

Book Cover : ⅘

Overall Ratings : ⅘

~©storytellersuchismita

Author: storytellersuchismita

Hailing from a small city Malda, West Bengal, Suchismita dreams high to touch the sky. She is an avid reader, writer, poet, muser, scribbler, storyteller, published author, blogger, nature lover, social worker & a freelance model. She will soon complete her graduation in Zoology. She has also completed her advanced diploma in Computer Application. Her debut book titled "Fields of Sonnet" will soon be launched.She aspires to become a great author & book reviewer in the future. She is available on her instagram account @storytellersuchismita & her email id - ghoshalsuchismita019@gmail.com

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