The Shadow Throne

The Shadow Throne  (English, Paperback, Aroon Raman)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Pan
    • ISBN: 9788192398006, 8192398005
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 338
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    The Shadow Throne displays taut writing and nail-biting suspense in a debut that is chillingly believable. Will this unlikely trio succeed in navigating the treacherous, shadowy politics of India and Pakistan?

    A mysterious murder at the Qutub Minar triggers a call to ace journalist Chandrasekhar from his cop acquaintance, Inspector Syed Ali Hassan. The victim is unlike anyone Chandra has ever seen: a white Caucasian male who has all the looks of a throwback to Greek antiquity. Soon after, Hassan calls in to report the case has been taken away from him in all likelihood by RAW the Research & Analysis Wing, the uber-agency of Indian intelligence.

    What began as a murder enquiry soon morphs into a deadly game of hide-and-seek within the shadowy world of Pakistan’s ISI and India’s RAW; and Chandra, his friend history professor Meenakshi Pirzada and Hassan find themselves in a race against time to avert a sub-continental nuclear holocaust. As the action moves to its hair-raising climax among the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, Chandra must face up to the fact that Inspector Hassan is not all that he seems…

    Reviews
    “A roller-coaster ride of nail-biting suspense…Aroon Raman could be India’s answer to Robert Ludlum.” – IANS/Hindustan Times

    “Pace verging on the breathless, as the reader is hurtled between Delhi, parts of Pakistan and Bamiyan in Afghanistan.” – The Hindu

    “The Shadow Throne is a thriller where ISI and RAW, hold your breath, come together to avert nuclear disaster in our subcontinent.” Outlook

    About the Author
    Aroon Raman is research and innovation entrepreneur who runs his own materials science company. He is a regular contributor to The Hindu and has also contributed occasionally to Outlook magazine and the Times of India on business issues.

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    5

    Fantastic books and other top Indian books and Authors

    A very good attemp as a new comer. Well said by Flipkart. India's answer to Dan Brown. I think India is answering in a nice way by producing talented new authors. Some of them I have mentioned below.I am a vivid reader and read almost all the books that come my way.

    1. I too had a love story - Ravinder Singh
    2. That's the way we met - Sudeep Nagarkar
    3. How I braved Any Aunty - Varun Aggarwal
    4. The Backbenchers - Siddharth Oberoi
    5. The immortals of Melhua- Amish Tripathi
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    Bini

    2 Dec, 2012

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    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AND TIME

    I read that Hindustan times had rated the book and Author as India's answer to Robert Ludlum. Intrigued, I ordered the book. Read it. Now I have stopped reading Hindustan times any more. An utter useless book. Avoid.
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    Vaibhav Kumar Dubey

    Certified Buyer, Dewas

    8 Feb, 2013

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    Wastage of time and money

    Finished 'Shadow of Throne' in about 4 hours. The plot is to expose the conspiracy of nuclear Armageddon in South Asia by the RAW agents. It shocks me to write that the author is an Indian and he has depicted Pakistanis as Saints and Indian spies as devils. Very light read, good in case if you are travelling else a wastage of time. I strongly recommend against buying it.
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    Neeraj Jadaun

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    21 Nov, 2012

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    A time-pass read

    Book starts off well with good detailing and taut suspense. The premise is well-researched. But once you know the culprits midway, there's little surprise left. Writing is shoddy in latter half and climax is straight out of a bollywood movie. It feels like writer was in hurry to finish off the book.
    Language is good but I hate the use of Hindi (the Chetan Bhagat style) in conversations.

    To sum it up, as an espionage thriller (very rarely tried genre in India) it's a good attempt and I'll be...
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    Kedar

    Certified Buyer, Kolhapur

    20 Dec, 2012

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    WORST BOOK EVER READ

    Really a worst book ever read, the book though looks promising in the first 10 pages loses focus very soon. Couldn't even complete the book. Perhaps, the incidents could have been presented in much, much better way. Will not recommend to anyone and will ask to stay away from the book.
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    Janice

    14 Nov, 2012

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    Not worth an effort

    Read the plot (back page) and then imagine action and thriller sequence from movies and you have completed the novel.
    This book has nothing more to offer. No depth of characters, no depth of story line, twists and turns that are ordinary, time waster.
    He has used large fonts in small paper to make the book look large. I m sure with smaller fonts and bigger paper size, the book would be 100 pages.
    Read Taj Conspiracy, its worth your time and effort.
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    G Srikkanth

    20 Nov, 2012

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    Riveting Thriller! Engaging India-Pakistan in a critical endgame!

    I came across the blurb of "The Shadow Throne" online and I just had to read it, not only because the writer was a senior from JNU (which I found out later!), but primarily because my first thriller, "Red Jihad: Battle for South Asia" (that was released by Rupa & Co recently) dealt with Indian Special Forces joining hands with the Pakistani SSG to fight a Pakistani Jihadis-Indian Naxalites nexus that aimed to launch an Indian Missile at Pakistan (thereby falsely implicating India in the proce...
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    Sami Ahmad Khan

    14 Sep, 2012

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    very bad english..

    A work filled with lots of spelling mistakes and dangling sentences....not a comfortable read....!! i found the debutante in ashwin sanghi more interesting that aroon...i will not recommend this.!!

    A work filled with lots of spelling mistakes and dangling sentences....not a comfortable read....!! i found the debutante in ashwin sanghi more interesting that aroon...i will not recommend this.!!
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    Girish

    3 Dec, 2012

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    Not worthy of the hype

    It is an average book... The author steals and steals shamelessly. Cheap thrills all around but the suspense never builds up enough to put one on the seat's edge. The language is too scholarly at times and proves to be a distraction. Story line is weak, story-telling amateurish, puzzles non-puzzling, self-revealing. Not convincing enough to enable the "willing suspension of disbelief".

    All that can be said that much research was put into the book and the author should be lauded for his tenac...
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    Piyalee Das

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    15 Mar, 2013

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    THE SHADOW THRONE

    A vey good first novel.
    But the story gets into fantasy land at the end. The adventurous escape at the end transcends belief.The characters all black or white - no shades of grey. Having said all that the plot unfolds in a systematic manner.
    RAW gets magnified beyond belief- and the politicians on either side of fece are made to look like dummies.The parents intrude into the novel , much like the songs that intrude into a hindi movie or a comic relief in a serious melodrama. the novel could ...
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    JAYARAM M

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    4 Feb, 2013

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