Book Review: ‘Arun and the Royal Rumpus’ by Eoin Redahan

An adventurous romp through a magical realm where bravery, friendship, and humor reign supreme

Book Title: Arun and the Royal Rumpus
Author: Eoin Redahan
Publisher: Hachette India Children’s Books
Number of Pages: 232
ISBN: 978-9357317566
Date Published: Apr. 16, 2024
Price: INR 334

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Book Review

Arun and the Royal Rumpus” is an engrossing blend of humor, adventure, and the strength of friendship. Eoin Redahan expertly weaves a story that captivates readers from the opening page, with unique characters and beautiful locales. The protagonist, Arun, together with his buddies, provides charm and complexity to the plot, making it a fun read for people of any age. The well-paced storyline and rich descriptions take readers into the beautiful world of Asamana, bringing every scene to life with color and excitement.

The novel explores important issues such as bravery, loyalty, and the unexpected friendships created during risky expeditions. Arun emerges as a sympathetic and likable hero due to his persistence and creativity. The royal rumpus is more than simply a rescue mission for the king, Lalu; it’s a celebration of tenacity, familial relationships, and the turmoil that links them together. Redahan’s writing smoothly ties these concepts together, ensuring that the story touches viewers on several levels.

Arun encounters a number of extremely difficult obstacles throughout the novel, each one more difficult than the last. Arun’s quest is exciting and dangerous, including everything from snatching keys from a sullen giant to outwitting a group of brutes led by the evil Vin. One sight that sticks in your memory the most is Arun riding a one-eyed pony down a precarious mountain ledge. This perilous voyage adds layers of emotion and comedy to the story while showcasing not only his bravery but also the close relationship he has with his faithful pony.

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Eoin Redahan’s talent for crafting remarkable sequences is evident in scenes like the Giant’s Keys Heist and Arun’s journey through Asamana’s sewers, where the suspense and peril are palpable. Arun’s humorous exchanges with his friends Krishma and Sai, along with these vivid scenarios, enhance the novel’s overall appeal. “Arun and the Royal Rumpus” is a delightful royal adventure filled with bravery, whimsy, and unexpected alliances, making it a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good story of adventure and friendship. Redahan’s storytelling ensures that readers will cherish this book long after the final page.

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