Book review: Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish Tripathi

The Scion of Ikshvaku book trailer set high expectations and left me wondering:

Would the book manage to create such stunning visuals?
Would the action live up to the excitement?
Would Amish use this platform once again to air his political views about the environment and the evils of WMDs?
Would I ever learn how to pronounce Ikshvaku properly?