Divyastra is an easy and quick read not because it has a simple cliché plot but because it manages to hook the reader right from the very beginning with the help of a racy narration and an enticing plot. Expect a book that promises adventure cloaked in mystery.
Vanara is a mythological fiction that refreshingly doesn’t talk about the main heroes of our mythology. The book is the story of the tribe of Vanaras, and three of the most important people of their tribe – Baali, Sugreeva and Tara. It is also, probably, the world’s first love triangle story.
In Ashwatthama’s Redemption, Gunjan Porwal has tried to picture and present as to how the immortal Ashwatthama might be surviving and keeping up in the present age. The entire story is well knitted around how Ashwatthama has been living with a dreadful past and how he finally stands up to continue doing what he was born for.
The Cryptic Key is a modern day mythological thriller. It promises adventure, as well as fantasy and people who love the idea of quests and treasure hunting, will surely find it a good read. It gives you an altogether new approach to look at Indian mythology and its ancient customs.
The Awakening of an Indigo is the story of Vikram, a successful lawyer who also possesses some unique powers and unusual occult and psychic abilities. However, he is often troubled by his special powers as he sees and experiences things which others can’t.
PLOT: 5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 My Musings India’s greatest storyteller is back again after a long gap. After penning masterpieces such as The Krishna Key, The Rozabal Line,… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 My Musings I am ardent fan of historical fiction. I am irrevocably in love with the works of Ashwin Sanghi and Dan Brown…. [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 5/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 My Musings If I talk about mythological and historical fictions, the year 2017 was an exceptional one for me. I had the pleasure… [Continue Reading]
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]
Semmanthaka: The Second Quest tells us the story of a legendary gem which has the ability to produce 96kg of gold every day. Naturally, a very successful treasure hunter Stalin Malhotra has his eyes on it. He contracts the famous marine archaeologist Dr. Balaan and his assistant to find and retrieve the stone for him.
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 Disclaimer – This is a spoiler-free review, so you can safely go ahead and enjoy it. Before I start this review, I have… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Now that the mythological fiction genre has picked up momentum from its humble beginnings, the trend shows no signs of slowing. It often… [Continue Reading]