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.
Title: Thus She Spake
Author: Multiple Authors
No. of Pages: 166
Publisher: Notion Press
Rating: 8 out of 10