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Sanskrit epic into the Tamil language spoken by his recently acuired subjects The poem will be an olive branch a symbol of unity between the two culturesBut in different languages in different contexts meaning can become slippery First inadvertently then deliberately and dangerously Asanka's version of the epic centered on the killing of an unjust ruler inspires and arouses the oppressed people of the land. 35I would have probably enjoyed this if I d had the time and the will to read ituni lessons and other stuff aka the AnY fandom going crazy over important stuff kind of swallowed me I haven t really wanted to read after ACoLthis book was simply a case of it s not you it s me

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River of Ink

In thirteenth century Sri Lanka Asanka poet to the king lives a life of luxury enjoying courtly life and a sweet furtive love affair with a palace servant a village girl he is teaching to write But when Magha a prince from the mainland usurps the throne Asanka's role as court poet dramatically alters Magha is a cruel and calculating king and yet a lover of poetry and he commissions Asanka to translate a holy. In the blackness I was struggling through the briars of Lanka s dark forests I swam in the depths of the lotus pool and then it was a pool of ink then a river drenching my robes filling my lungs my eyes with its haunting smell If the life you knew the life that you enjoyed and were comfortable in was stolen from you what would you do Would you be one of the nameless who died Would you fight Would you be afraid So afraid that you would do whatever it took to stay alive even if it were abhorrent to you If it is the latter what is it that would kindle a flame inside you to fight even though you are afraid and alone and death is almost a certaintyOne of the books I loved most from 2015 was the Booker long listed The Chimes This book has echoes of that book for me Not at all in story character or themes though there is a synchronicity of fighting against injustice but in the feel of the book Both authors and both debut authors have a lyricism a poetry about their prose This book isn t long but I took uite a few days to read it because I didn t want it to end I know that is trite and cliche but it is also true One of the things that masterful authors of historical fiction do is to transport a reader to their world through their words rather than through creating context through imparting large pieces of information As in all ways in this book this author s wordsmithery seamlessly transported me to a time and place I know little of Whilst creating this fantastical world the author imparted profundity regarding our own world I ve tried but I just can t capture words that help me describe how simple but deeply affecting this book is It is haunting it is devastating it is magic It is without a doubt one of the most lovely books I have read Ever For we know this much praised life of ours is a raft borne down the waters of some mountain stream that over boulders roaring seeks the plain Though storms flash from darkened skies descend for the raft goes on as fates decide A post script How gorgeous how bloody gorgeous is the cover art for this book It was the cover that sold this book to me Perfect cover for a perfect book Hot tip Google images of Polonnaruwa You won t be disappointed Disclaimer I bought this book from the kindle store with my own hard earned money and it was worth every cent

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Asanka must juggle the capricious demands of a king with the growing demands of his own political consciousness and his heart if he wishes to survive and imagine a future with the woman he lovesThe first novel from a remarkable young writer River of Ink is a powerful historical tale set in the shadow of oppression one with deep allegorical resonances in any time celebrating the triumph of literature and love. Actually 35 starsUsually Sri Lanka is not one of the countries I often visit in books That is why this one is certainly among the most special books I read this yearWhat I found especially exciting was to learn a little about Sri Lanka s history and medieval customs which I had known next to nothing about and about the Shishupala Vadha the piece of literature Asanka has to translate It is uite astonishing that Sanskrit allows to write whole lines which are palindromes and other linguistical virtuosities The poems included in the book Asanka s talk of poetry and the mysterious tales he receives make up the part I admired the most I do not want to reveal much since everyone has to discover such a great work by themselves but the author clearly succeeded in showing how literature can reflect reality and influence it at the same timeStill I have to admit I did not like Asanka very much His way of thinking and weak behaving sometimes did not appeal to me at all though he had his moments of strength In contrast to this Sarasi was one of my favorite characters especially since certain additional information was revealed at the end of the story I would have preferred if the conueror s character would have been presented from much different points of view I cannot be sure how accurate his description is compared to the ones in historical documents so this is why I had hoped for an afterword Maybe it is to come since I just read an advance copy of the book which is still to be corrected In any case from my point of view an afterword rounds up a piece of historical fiction and you can access the extent of the author s work Did Asanka or someone similar to him exist Did Kalinga Magha order a translation of the Shishupala Vadha Had the king his first wife executed There is a great deal of uestions which remain uestions after you are done readingI also felt there is certain lack of action but there can be other readers who favor this kind of stories Though when something IS going 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10 thoughts on “River of Ink

  1. says:

    River of Ink is a breathtakingly dazzling novel by Paul M M Cooper Located in Sri Lanka in the 13th century Cooper injects the country people climate culture flora and fauna with vibrantly alive lyrical prose and poetry exuisite imagery and sumptuous allegories The poet Asanka is a guilt ridden timid personality who is instructed by the cruel

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    January is too early to start proclaiming anything the 'best book of the year' right?Well obviously I can't say for sure but this very well might be'River of Ink' is historical fiction with the feel of epic fantasy It's an ABSOLUTE MUST for any fan of Guy Gavriel Kay It's a shame that this isn't going to show up on fantasy lists just because it doesn't feature the alternate names overlay that Kay uses in his fi

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    In the blackness I was struggling through the briars of Lanka's dark forests I swam in the depths of the lotus pool and then it was a pool of ink then a river drenching my robes filling my lungs my eyes with its haunting sme

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    The central metaphor of the title could just as well be in the plural for flowing images appear throughout – of rivers rivulets of water blood and sweat as well as the ink with which the stories are written and which itself becomes part of the taleThe central strand of the narrative has all the elements one expects of an epic tale – an evil king from afar Kerala brutally invades a calm unprepared kingdom

  5. says:

    35I would have probably enjoyed this if I'd had the time and the will to read ituni lessons and other stuff aka the AnY fandom going crazy over important stuff kind of swallowed me I haven't really wanted to read after ACoLthis book was simply a case of it's not you it's me

  6. says:

    ‘River of Ink’ is without a doubt one of the cleverest books I have ever read Not in a showy or flashy way but through its simplicity which

  7. says:

    We first reviewed this book on our blog where we also talk to the author about Sri Lanka writing and research lovely physical book is just such a great opener to a good story Paul’s book has a striking cover an era appropriate stylus which he carefully researched for the period see below flowing ink turning turuoise The complementary colour to turuoise is the colour of blood and were they to be placed adjac

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    Actually 35 starsUsually Sri Lanka is not one of the countries I often visit in books That is why this one is cert

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    Writers and artists employ powerful tools that can shape how a society views itself its past and how it envisions its future They are often the front line of resistanceRiver of Ink by Paul M M Cooper came to my attention when the author foll

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