Prisoner of Yakutsk by Shreyas Bhave | Must-read for Historical genre fans
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Prisoner of Yakutsk: The Subhash Chandra Bose Mystery by Shreyas Bhave

I always enjoy reading Historical genre in fiction and Non-fiction both.

This book ‘Prisoner of Yakutsk’ by Shreyas Bhave’ is an amazing amalgamation of both facts and fiction. Woven into three genres: Mystery, History, and Drama.

Opening Lines: At minus 5 degrees Celsius, the cold is refreshing and a light hat and scarf are all that is required to keep you warm.

Page Counts: 292 pages

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing

Publication Date: January 23rd, 2019

The story is divided into two timelines, running parallel to each other. One is of past, somewhere around Independence and the other is off now.

This book revolves around the most controversial topic of India till now. The mysterious death of Subhash Chandra Bose. And the mysterious disappearances of Mr. and Mrs. Singh, the protagonist Jay’s mother Azadi.

What exactly happened to Subhash Chandra Bose will always remain a mystery. But the author in this book has tried to solve the mystery through his assumptions backed by the facts that he has.

It’s a race against time for Jay to solve the mystery of these disappearances… The main question is: Will he be able to find his mother?

The most remarkable thing about Shreyas Bhave is his art of storytelling. Which in this case could have gone awry. But his thorough research of the matter and putting it together in the story smoothly. Moreover, his flawless narration shows that he is an excellent weaver of stories.

The narrative will grips its readers from the very first page of the book Prisoner of Yakutsk. Unraveling mysteries as the story progresses further. The narration truly captures the emotions of the characters.

The Characters in this book are well thought of and penned. Though they seemed a bit strong for my taste. Maybe it’s only me who thinks that but never mind.

I didn’t find anything to dislike in itself. The only that bugged the hell out me was its printing style. Word spacing and text size were small and uncomfortable. I had to strain a lot to read the book. Otherwise ‘Prisoner of Yakutsk’ could have been a 5 star read.


Do I recommend this book?

Of course! The book ‘Prisoner of Yakutsk’ is a must-read for every historical genre fan, regardless it is a fiction or Non-fiction.

My Rating: 4/5 stars


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