Heir - End of Innocence

An Intriguing Story of Passion and Politics

Fiction - Drama
118 Pages
Reviewed on 08/10/2020
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Author Biography

Naseha was born in a town encapsulated by two rivers, inhabited by people who celebrate on the face of natural calamities. It is a one-millennium old city, Cuttack which breathes of tales if only one can listen. Silent starry nights, noisy cracking dawn, lazy afternoon loaded with champak odor, giggling evening and early retreat of the day, all planted seeds of stories in her.

After Master's Degree, she moved to the hustling metropolis of Gurgaon where she crunched numbers and provides realistic strategies to corporates for a living. Once out of office, she quickly became the dreamer that she is and starts writing while watching the foggy, slumber like morning of the metropolis that she fell in love the moment she stepped in Gurgaon.

After 14 years, she moved to Hyderabad. Currently residing in this city, she continues with her pursuits.

Her creative work has been loved and admired immensely.
o Her anthology of poems, Ruby Drops is Amazon Best Seller in Poetry.
o The debut erotic Political thriller Heir - End of Innocence, is a winner of Author Page awards for Best Debut and Best Woman Writer.

Her work is featured in

o Limitless - An international collaboration of Poems,
o Roobaroo - Volume II, an anthology of Poems
o Coronicles – An anthology of poems, stories and essays
o Ruh-e-Mohabbat – an anthology of romantic poems (releasing Q3-4 2020)

and in several sites

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bernadette Diane Anderson for Readers' Favorite

In Heir - End of Innocence, author Naseha Sameen creates the story of an Indian princess in a distant past when kingdoms fought vigorously for dominance and power. Princes and princesses were used as bargaining tools to secure that peace and political power. Male heirs were sought at any and all cost! Princess Padmakishori (Padma) is one such victim of this policy. The tradition of choosing her own husband from a select few has been denied her for the sake of her father’s kingdom. As a very young princess who now has to pay the price of a family tragedy, she feels betrayed by her parents, pushed into a loveless marriage, and manipulated by others who have a vested interest in their own future. Not to be completely left without some happiness, she enjoys one night of passion before she is to leave her kingdom for a strange land with a man whose only motive is to give his kingdom a male heir. Then follows a life of learning, caution, manipulation, and imagination that leaves you, the reader, wanting to be carried away further by what is to follow.

Letting her imagination run wild, Naseha Sameen made a great effort to bring this fictional story as near to what the ancient Indian culture was actually like in reality. Attention to detail has been added, giving any reader from any background a flavor of India. The author brings India superbly to life for the reader. The author also helps the reader to get a basic idea of history and the families’ lineages. It was an enchanting and interesting plot. The pace was leisurely, giving the reader time to absorb the romance and drama. I was captivated by the character of Princess Padma. The theme that struck me was a princess lost in a new world. This a dramatic historical romance that fans of the genre will enjoy and appreciate. Heir - End of Innocence is brought to life in all its vivid glory. I’m looking forward to reading the next book.