Top positive review
An amazing story
11 December 2018
This is a fascinating, poignant, and gripping tale set during the British colonial invasion of Sri Lanka. It would be a beautiful story if not for the forthright depiction of psychopathic vindictiveness deployed by some of the British army units, apparently with approval of the colonial governors of the time. But in amongst the sporadic mayhem, displacement, exploitation, and suffering borne by the natives there is a satisfying love story and a small host of credible characters fleshing out the plot.
One of the main characters is Siddhi the pachyderm who doesn't say much because she is one of the 'strong silent' types who helps carry the plot through her actions rather than words, so to speak. The writing style flows easily and well while the pace is brisk yet there is enough detail to explain the context so the story is interesting on several levels.
Well worth reading!