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Book Review: Thus She Spake, an anthology by 5 authors

I seem to be in a mood for mythology of late, and this book came available on Kindle Unlimited just recently. The book brings five stories of female characters from Indian mythology, and written by five women as well. It was quite interesting to read each.

Of the five, my favourite two were the takes on Radha and Ashokasundari. The former because it brought life to a favourite character and told me more of her story than I had known, and the latter because I hadn’t heard of the character before and was intriguing to know. The other three stories, takes on Surpanakha, Uruvi and Gandhari were interesting too but I slightly favored the first two I mentioned.

The stories are all told in a simple manner, but still have magic in them. I like the illustrations that begin each story too. Other than two or three places, I felt like the book was edited nicely.

I wish Uruvi’s tale was told from the first person style too, it would have made the set of five similar in that way as well. I’m a reader who loves good cover art. I think this book needs a better one. If I saw the paperback version of the book on a shelf, I don’t think it would call to me. And it’s a book many might like to read.

I liked the book overall, and would recommend it to readers who love to read mythological stories. If you are on Kindle Unlimited, do give it a try.

A Score Of 8 Out Of 10

Book Details:
Title: Thus She Spake
Author: Multiple Authors
Genre: Fiction/Mythology
ISBN: 9781092678001
No. of Pages: 166
Publisher: Notion Press
Rating: 8 out of 10

Vinay Leo R.
© A Bookworm’s Musing
17th Oct. 2019


Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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