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The Treasure of Kafur

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The Treasure of Kafur,  Aroon Raman, book reviewGoing through the first few chapters I was tempted to ask whether Aroon Raman’s latest was fantasy or adventure because the hero is just 19 and accompanied by a troop of animal friends, a cow, a tortoise and a pair of ravens with whom he seems to be able to converse quite easily. It took a little time adjusting to that, but not too much since the animals are not too busy being twee and, in fact, so little time is given to their animalism that they could just as well be human.

It is 1580 and the ruler of Khandesh, the despotic Asaf Baig is gathering forces together to rise up against the Emperor Akbar who in twenty years of rule has made many enemies.

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