Book Review: Shantanu: Rakhta Charitra Book I — A Thrilling Mumbai Underworld Hitman Novel by Devansh Kamdar
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A hitman in the shadow of an Indian mafia boss who falls in love with said boss's girlfriend. It's a tad bit gorey, so reader beware. There are also quite a few times where it feels like it drags with descriptions, but they're so well done, I'm willing to look past them.
I think my favorite part of this book is the main character's whole personality. Shantanu is such a good guy, even if he's a hitman. He's respectful, clever, and thoughtful, despite the crud the underworld has put him through. He does his best to do the right thing when he can, and has a change of heart when he meets Mahek.
That being said, this is the first in a series. I'm curious to see what the other books contain, considering the ending of this book. I also loved learning about a new culture through a storytelling aspect. I feel like I learned a lot, actually.
I'm excited for the next installment. If you like mafia stories, this book is one you don't want to miss out on.
From the heart of the Bombay underworld emerges an extraordinary tale of redemption.
Shantanu, a hardened hitman known for his cold precision, is thrust into a web of moral turmoil when underworld kingpin Kshitij Bhosale assigns him a special target who will forever change his destiny.
As Shantanu navigates the treacherous underworld, he is joined by a compelling cast of characters, including Vasu, the enigmatic strategist; Aabhay, the steadfast ally; and Puneet, the ambitious gangster—each playing their part in this high-stakes game.
Shantanu, the gripping debut installment in the Rakhta Charitra series, combines fierce action and masterful storytelling to tell the tale of one man’s fight to reclaim his goodness.
Get ready to embark on a journey through the sinister underbelly of crime where loyalty, love, and survival collide. Grab your copy now!
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