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.
Sita: Warrior of Mithila is a mythological fiction book by Indian author Amish Tripathi 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 a confession to make. When the […]
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 gets confusing for a reader to differentiate a good book from a mediocre one and that’s where I come in. […]
PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CULTURAL/HISTORICAL QUOTIENT: 5/5 Being an Indian, I am always curious about our neighbouring countries. We have a number of countries bordering us along all the sides, but it is the North-Eastern border that specially allures me. Having read the “The King’s Harvest” by Chetan Raj Shrestha, I fell […]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 India is a country filled with storytellers and mythological tales that are at once fascinating and revealing. The people in mythology are of such strong characters that one is but left to wonder how they would fare in modern society. Their moralities, their […]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Mahabharata is the largest epic ever written and so, it has always been the preferred choice of academicians, authors, poets, seers and sages. Countless books have been written on the minor events of the epic, poetries have been bestowed upon the heroines of […]
PLOT: 5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 Women have, to a greater extent, been ignored in Indian mythologies. Barring a few exceptions, women find scant mentions in both Ramayana and Mahabharata. For instance – we venerate Lakshmana and his dedication towards his brother but are unfamiliar with the fact that […]
The story of The Aryavarta Chronicles #1: Govinda, revolves around the formation of the Aryavarta Empire. There are 2 factions, the Firstborn and the Firewrights. The Firstborn are scholars who have an immense knowledge of the scriptures while the Firewrights are inventors and scientists.
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 When I finished reading “Govinda”, book 1 of The Aryavarta Chronicles, I couldn’t wait to begin the 2nd book – Kaurava! The re-telling of the Mahabharata was excellently done by Krishna Udayashankar, and “Govinda” was a very enjoyable read. Of course, if you […]