Flipkart Official Review
Aroon Raman is back with a good dose of historical element and thriller, as read in his previous book, The Shadow Throne. This time he brings to life the Mughal Emperor Akbar and throws him into an adventure. Rebellion is brewing in his army. There are rebellions being led by Asaf Baig.
There is then the treasure of Malik Kafur, whose whereabouts are only known to an old woman. She is kidnapped by Baig and her grandson Dattatreya, seeks the help of the Emperor himself to stop Baig in his evil endeavours. This is the crux of the plot.
As usual, the plot is racy and you can finish the book in less than two hours, if read in a single sitting. The characters are well-drawn, though there were times I felt that the Mughal Emperor was not a part of the story as much, as I would have liked him to be. Nonetheless, The Treasure of Kafur is a great read which pulls you in and does not let go, till you are done with the book.
The fate of an empire trembles in the balance ...' Hindustan, 1580 AD. The Mughal Emperor Akbar is at the height of his power, seemingly invincible. But twenty years of war have earned him many enemies, and rebellion is brewing, led by Asaf Baig, the tyrannical ruler of Khandesh. Baig has stumbled upon the knowledge that the whereabouts of the fabulous lost treasure of Malik Kafur, which will guarantee victory to Akbar's enemies, is known to an old woman called Ambu.Baig kidnaps Ambu to wrest the knowledge of the treasure from her, but her twenty-year-old grandson, Dattatreya, escapes and flees across Hindustan to enlist the help of the the one person who has the most reason to stop Baig - the Mughal Emperor himself. Staying one step ahead of capture and death, Datta is swept up in a world of kings and warrior princesses, of uncommon friendships and an implacable evil; and a desperate race against time to save his grandmother - and the Empire
A Mughal mystery, the book is a heady mix of historical fiction and information.The Hindu
Expected to break new ground in the genre of thriller and adventure fiction in Indian writing.Asian Age
Aroon Ramans love for characters is beyond imagination.Deccan Chronicle
Aroon Raman, who authored the bestselling novel, The Shadow Throne, is in familiar territory again where history meets fiction, and the result is another bestseller in the making.New Indian Express
About the Author
Aroon Raman, national bestselling author of The Shadow Throne, now brings us a riveting saga of action and adventure set in Mughal India. Aroon Raman is a Bengaluru based entrepreneur and author. His research and innovation company works in the area of materials science and has won critical acclaim for developing scientific talent at the grass-roots level. His debut novel, a spy thriller called The Shadow Throne, quickly became a national bestseller. The Treasure of Kafur is his second novel. He divides his spare time between trekking, advising and supporting NGOs and travel
Aroon has hit the sweet spot!
10 Jan, 2014
The Treasure of kafur is a classic story which takes place in the Mughal period
9 Jan, 2014
Awesome!!! Aroon has a must read! Looking for more books
1 Feb, 2014
An Alluring Tale
MADHUKUMAR REDDY ANAM
14 Jan, 2014
One of the most enjoyable aspect’s about history is always being able to find new stories.
9 Jan, 2014
In search of Treasure
13 Apr, 2014
10 Feb, 2014
A great book in the new flourishing genre
10 Feb, 2014
I must be crazy to have missed this masterpiece!
2 Feb, 2014
An epic adventure set in the Mughal era
2 Feb, 2014