- Publisher : Notion Press; 1st edition (20 October 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 292 pages
A book that offers a vibrant mix of genres seems like an attractive prospect for eclectic readers. When historical fiction is combined with fantasy and adventure, we get 3 & The Emerald Stone of Irene. This book by Vinod Raman Nair revolves around the conquest of Byzantium in 782 AD. Byzantium is the stone with the light of fortune, referred to in history as Noor-e-Abbasid. He takes on this important historical period and weaves an intriguing story around it.
3 & The Emerald Stone of Irene kickstarts with a punch and follows a similar fast-paced approach throughout its course. The book is loaded with historical mentions and rush and thrill. Each page throws a set of new names in the face of readers. This is both exciting and exasperating.
Exciting because novelty is fun but exasperating because it becomes increasingly difficult to keep a track of everything that’s going on.
The author has done thorough research on subjects talked about in this book. His flair for writing narratives focused on history and thrill is visible. However, dissemination of the same historical information looks rough because of copious amounts of it without proper expression.
The book’s cover is magnificent in a way that complements its content very well. While characters have neat sketches, I found writing breezy and atmospheric. One would enjoy this book if they love enigmatic plots with gripping writing and strong characters.