Savage Beasts: Medea Retold by Rani Selvarajah

Savage Beasts: Medea Retold by Rani Selvarajah

Title: Savage Beasts: Medea Retold
Author: Rani Selvarajah
Publisher:  One More Chapter
Genre:  Historical Fiction
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  384
Date of US Publication:  25 May, 2023
My Rating:  2 Stars

My Thoughts 

Fantastic premise but I wasn’t able to connect with the story here - that a young woman would speak to a man as Meena does in the year of 1757, is laughable. The inaccuracy of  the entire opening scene seriously irked me. 

This one wasn’t for me. 

Thank you to One More Chapter and NetGalley for the DRC


Set in 1757, Calcutta is on the brink of war and the East India Company, led by the fearsome Sir Peter Chilcott, is quickly advancing. The Nawab’s neglected daughter, Meena, is desperate to escape her gilded cage and when she meets the intriguing James Chilcott, nephew of Sir Peter, she finds herself falling under his spell.

James is different from the white men she has been taught to fear, and the lovers find themselves fleeing Calcutta with blood on their hands and stolen gold in their pockets. As Meena finds herself in a foreign land with no one to turn to, she is forced to find out what she is willing to sacrifice when love turns to hate.


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