Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Mute Anklet by: Radhika Nathan

It is the 1790s and the third Anglo-Mysore war is about to reach its climax. Uma Brooke, a beautiful girl in the charge of the maharajah of Madurai, is having a conflict of her own. The maharajah wants her to marry Captain Trevelyan of the British Army, who was a few weeks ago attacking Madurai. Uma does not want hurt her guardian but she cannot imagine a future with a Briton. Captain Trevelyan on the other hand is indifferent of the marriage, accepting it as a peace offering after losing the war. On top of that, Uma personal affects keep getting broken into, which soon morphs into targeted attacks. Will Uma and Captain Trevelyan's relationship survive or will it fall apart because of verbal assaults and prejudices?

The Mute Anklet is historical fiction. In the past I have had bad experiences with historical fiction, so I was a bit apprehensive to read The Mute Anklet. I thought I would get bored halfway through it. Turns out, I was wrong. I couldn't stop reading. The reason I kept reading was to see how the relationship between Uma and Captain Trevelyan would turn out because they complemented each other perfectly but didn't realize that or couldn't look past their prejudice to see that they were perfect for each other. I liked that I learned something by reading The Mute Anklet. I would give it 4 stars. 

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