The book is a post-apocalyptic science fiction which tells us the story of a world in the aftermath of a nuclear attack. Though it has elements of dystopian fiction, it also has a hint of many other genres including a generous dose of drama, a decent amount of romance and a great focus on the socio-political power struggles.
Vyom and the Royal Weapon is a fascinating tale about a global organisation that promotes international cooperation and strives to establish world peace. It is an unputdownable and exciting read about fierce combats resting on Indian tradition and myth that can be read from cover to cover.
For all the science-fiction readers out there, author Sadhna Shanker, through her latest book Ascendance, brings to you a world where the whole setting is foreign and the population segregation bizarre. It has a whodunit factor that answered to the thirst for mystery in me.
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: 3/5 CHARACTER: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Europa opens with a tantalising scene of Captain Sparks, completely consumed by lust, finds himself in the mouth of the most feared fictional… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 Ice Bound is based in 2034 on the post-apocalyptic earth – a new world, where only faint traces of the old world remain… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 It’s not every day that you come across an Indian science fiction novel and thus finally when you find one, it is hard… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 It’s not every day that you come across a great book but when you do, it is hard to pull yourself out of… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 2.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 2/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5 There is nothing quite as irksome as a promising book that fails to deliver. Despite its potential, Ernest Cline’s poorly executed science fiction/fantasy debut “Ready Player… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 3/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Science fiction stories are always fascinating. The technology involved and the settings are almost always futuristic, and to see how the world in… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 When it comes to books, I’m largely a fantasy-oriented guy. I haven’t read too many science-fiction books but Douglas Adam’s comic sci-fi series,… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 2.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Reading a lot of books can be good and bad. On the one hand, one can learn a lot from books, fiction or… [Continue Reading]