When you read a book and enjoy the writing of an author, it will so happen that you end up picking up their other books too. Tree Bears Witness is an ebook I picked up because of the author’s name on it – Sharath Komarraju. The first book being, 17 Fascinating Women from The Mahabharata which doesn’t seize to fascinate me.
Yay or Nay
Yay. If you have loved Birbal stories growing up, then this book will get you excited and keep you on the edge of the seat. 🙂
Review of Tree Bears Witness
Tree Bears Witness by Sharath Komarraju, is story set in Mughal period with Birbal trying to solve the murder mystery of Sujjamal. The brother of Jodha, Sujjamal is mysteriously killed. The two guards who apparently are the witness, have seen nobody else except Sujjamal. Then who killed him? The story revolves around solving this mystery. Akbar is also considered a suspect and needs to redeem himself in front of his new queen, who also thinks he may have killed her brother.
The story is gripping and keeps you guessing until the very end. Growing up, we have read Akbar-Birbal stories that portay Birbal’s wittiness and their friendship. This ebook definitely felt like an extension of that. Appreciate the author for keeping this, it felt like the protagonists I knew then, were still the same. The narration of the author Sharath Komarraju was tight and exciting, like his previous book. Am sure I will be reading many more of his books now.
Read the book for a mystery solving expedition with Birbal.
Tree Bears Witness has one message at the baseline of it. What meets the eye can sometimes be untrue. We always believe that what we see is the truth, but it can all be a setup too. Like the fake news we read everyday on social media and WhatsApp and even argue as to how true it is.
But the question comes, if we can’t believe our eyes, what else can we believe in really?