Tarikshir: The Awakening by Khayaal Patel is a massive entertainer; one that is sure to leave you spellbound with all that it has to offer. It’s a fantasy novel that draws heavily from our mythology and history. Like a cherry on top, it has elements of thrill and mystery as well. This book comes as a much-recommended read from me.
Identity Quest is a pure fantasy novel; a fantasy based in India, with Indian characters and Indian settings. The book talks of an ancient order of beings that have secret powers. The order has existed for thousands of years. These beings exhibit supernatural powers and are called Dvidhas.
Inkredia – Luwan Of Brida is a tale of adventure, friendship and love – bonds we share as a human being; it is a tale of good vs evil. It sets the bar pretty high for aspiring writers for their first book because, generally, in their first books writers get sloppy but Sarang has done a commendable and appreciable work with Inkredia.
The Least Favorite Child is the story of Rivka, who at the tender age of six was sent away by her parents to a military training school in compliance with their country’s conscript law. The book is an ideal one for lovers of action and war reads. The narration is made real by a lot of descriptions of the scenes and the weapons and technology.
A book of this sort is a promise of exciting adventures, fights that make you hold your breath and deaths you will lament over. Be rest assured of every one of these when you pick up The Scarlet Turban. The story of a brave warrior and his companions, a winding journey, the wise words of mentors and a single focus: revenge.
In this book, the writing was simple, comprehensive, interactive. I would go so far as to say it was the ideal kind of writing I look for in dystopian or science fictions: perfectly explanatory (to a layman like me) but also lively. The same sort of writing carries on throughout the book.
Feral (Many Lives #1) is the story of a young girl Maya who lives in a world where humans and hybrids co-exist. She is a human but has been brought up by a group of hybrids living in Bombay. After learning this, she sets out in search of her true parents. What she uncovers in the process is truly surprising.
रणक्षेत्रम: प्रथम खंड की रचना उत्कर्ष श्रीवास्तव ने की है। यह कहानी हमें ले जाती है एक ऐसे काल में जहाँ असुर, देवता, नाग तथा मनुष्य एक साथ निवास करते हैं। यह उस युग की कहानी है जहाँ वामन अवतार द्वारा राक्षस महाबली को पाताल भेजने के उपरांत असुरों का मानव जाति पर दबाव काफी कम हो चुका है।
The story of Sinners – The Dawn of Kalki starts dramatically with the blood–curdling screams of notorious prisoners in the Tihar Jail of India as they are choked to death by an invisible force. The reason for this bloodshed: A twelve-year-old boy in a yogic stance!
Charlie isn’t really happy with the way her life is going. She lives with her aunt in an isolated cabin in the woods which much to Charlie’s disappointment is far away from everything she cares about – civilization, friends, and life. Her life changes when one day her aunt is kidnapped by vampires and Charlie has no clue whatsoever.Until now, she never knew that vampires existed.
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Who is Kalki? Kalki, as can be gauged from the aforementioned lines, is the prophesied 10th avatar of Lord Vishnu who will take… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Anand Neelakantan’s “The Rise of Sivagami” (Book 1) is a prequel to the epic Indian movie “Bahubali: The Beginning”. The film’s director S.S…. [Continue Reading]