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 | Seshadri S | Book Review
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 (Part 1) | Vikram | Book Review
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.
Keepers of the Kalachakra | Ashwin Sanghi | Book Review
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, Chanakya’s Chant and The Sialkot Saga, Ashwin is back again with yet another magnum opus and this time its size […]
Pralay: The Great Deluge | Vineet Bajpai | Book Review
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. I first noticed Harappa – Curse of the Blood River in the Amazon bestseller list and since it was available […]
Harappa – Curse of the Blood River | Vineet Bajpai | Book Review
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 of reading some of the best works like Sita Warrior of Mithila, Scion of Ikshvaku, The Resurrection of Evil, Palace […]
Dharmayoddha Kalki | Kevin Missal | Book Review
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 birth in Kal Yuga to end Adharma. As is obvious from the title itself, “Dharmayoddha Kalki” tells us the story […]
Semmanthaka: The Second Quest | Dr. Syd K | Book Review
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 | Amish | Book Review
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 […]
Palace of Assassins | Aditya Iyengar | Book Review
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. […]
The Song of King Gesar | Alai | Book Review
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 […]
Kurukshetra: The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 3 | Krishna Udayasankar | Book Review
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 […]