Book review – Ashvamedha – The Game of Power

Book review – Ashvamedha – The Game of Power

Author – Aparna Sinha

Genre – Political Thriller

Creative Vibes Rating – 4/5

Pages – 214

Publisher – Shrishti Publications

ISBN – 978-93-82665-76-2


“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.


This book is a complete fusion of emotions, greed, politics, and corruption. It’s a political thriller, which is plotted smartly and carefully. Ashwin – the male protagonist is the man who has the desire to change the country. He wants to showcase his skills and knowledge for the benefit of development of the country. He is an IAS officer, eventually becomes the youngest Prime Minister of the country. There are interesting aspects and  a broader point of view. Adya – the female protagonist, she was deeply in love with Ashwin. Their love was unconditional and pure and it was great chemistry between both of them plotted by author. This story depicts the scenario of how manipulation works in the world of power and authority. Hades – is very interesting and different character.

Arun and Ashwin were best friends. They both share a great bond and always ready to help each other. The book runs like a movie in the reader’s mind. The plots were just outstanding. The twists were effective and mind boggling. I will recommend to read this book.

What I Love about the book

The story was a page turner. It was a perfect political thriller with all the important aspects about power and authority. All the characters of the story are interesting and justifying their role. Most interesting part was the desire of being powerful. The language of the book is understandable with good usage of vocabulary he story becomes more appealing with the quotes of Yajur Ved. The book gives you an insight of how the politics , power and authority works together.

What I find a little inappropriate

The only thing I found a little in appropriate was some initial incidents of the story were not relevant with the main plot of the story. Overall it was amazing and good to read.


Overall, this book is amazingly written. However, it is a bit confusing in the middle of the story. But later on all gets clear and beautiful. Good description of politics, game of power and ruling over society. Good attempt of Author as a debut.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Himanshu Nagpal

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