Friday, December 7, 2018

'AAVARAN' BY Bhaiyrappa


'AAVARAN' written by Bhaiyarappa is an eye opening book about religion and history; originaly written in Kannad and translated in more than five languages; Sold more than 1 lakh copies is must read book by every Indians

Review of book:

'Aavaran' written originally in kannad language is a story of ' Lakshami' a rebellious free spirited film maker married to 'Aamir', her love from Muslim religion. 
The story is written on base of true incidences. Fluently written story supports the strong, realistic and captivating plot of the novel.
The book uncovers the religious reality of Indian subcontinent. Bharat was a country where only one religion existed thousand years before.
A mysterious reason for conversion of Bharat is uncovered in the book; the book may be unlike by so called liberals and pseudo-secularist. 
Protagonist 'Laxami' known as ' Razia' in the story looks quite realistic, author has successfully described thoughts of the girl. Author had portrayed beautifully the orthodox thinking of ' Aamir'.
Book is full of twists, tragedy, thrill and drama; pity condition of 'laxami' after being betrayed by ' Aamir' is eye-opening to all girl who gets trapped in Love-jehad. 

The book is recommended to all teenage girls and their parents.

About the Author
Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa is widely regarded as the greatest living novelist in Kannada. In a literary career spanning over fifty years he has authored twenty-two novels, which have been translated into most of the major Indian languages, including Urdu. His works have run into numerous reprints and have been the subject of numerous scholarly studies, as well as heated public debates. Of his books, Daatuwon the Sahitya Academy award while Mandrawon him the prestigious Saraswati Samman. He lives in Mysore.

Blurb of the book:

Because my questions made Amir uncomfortable, he pronounced talaq just like that on the wife who had abandoned everything for him because his religion gives him that privilege. Where do I now stand, sir? Do you have any solutions for me?' Lakshmi, a rebellious, free-spirited and intelligent film-maker, breaks ties with her staunchly Gandhi an father to marry Amir, the man she loves. She even agrees reluctantly to Amir's request that she convert to Islam, as a formality and change her name to Razia. However, she is shocked to discover that her husband is not the open-minded, progressive individual he claimed to be. For after marriage, Amir takes his family's side in trying to force her to follow the more rigorous tenets of their faith. This sets her off on a personal journey into India's history to uncover the many layers of religion, caste and creed. Her quest leads her to the many parallels in the narratives between the past and the present and she gradually finds that though much has changed in Indian society over the centuries, much remains the same. The second historical novel by celebrated Kannada author S.L. Bhyrappa, translated for the first time into English by Sandeep Balakrishna, Aavarana: The Veil raises pertinent and searching questions about religion, liberalism and identity and highlights the importance of unshackling oneself from the bonds of false knowledge.
Book Features:
  • Raises questions and uncovers truths about religion and history
  • Goes deep into history to reveal the extent of tyranny by foreign invaders in India
  • Was a bestseller in Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil and other vernacular languages
  • The Kannada version was sold out even before its release in February 2007. It went into 10 reprints within 5 months of its release

The book is avialable in Gujarati, Marathi, Kannad and English on amazon.

Free audio book available here.

Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Rupa Publications (3 February 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8129124882
  • ISBN-13: 978-8129124883

Product details about Gujarati edition

Product details

  • Paperback: 295 pages
  • Publisher: Bharitya Vichar Manch (2010)
  • Language: Hindi
  • ISBN-10: 9380146779
  • ISBN-13: 978-9380146775

Saturday, October 20, 2018

WE CAN, WE WILL, WE MUST by Saranya Umakanthan

WE CAN, WE WILL, WE MUST by Saranya Umakanthan

an Interesting plot and gripping description


Blurb of the book: “Just as an eagle needs a push to soar into the sky, she needs a gentle nudge to achieve her dreams. And if she falls, he will be there to catch her, lift her, and push her again until she flies to stars…” Love…does it mean going around the trees in Switzerland, singing tra-la-la-la in the snow? Is it chanting “I love you” mantra a thousand times a day? Is it about gifting teddies and roses to your partner? Or is it bombarding each other with a thousand and one pings in Messenger from morning till night? Life batters Samaira. Stuck to these clich├ęs, she loses everything…her love, parents, and wealth. Hopeless, she collides against the dynamic boss of Creative Tanks (CT), Vivian, who basically holds great contempt for losers. He aims to be the top entrepreneur in India, whereas Samaira has not even a notion of her dreams. Fate plays its own game when she goes in search of work, where she encounters him again. An air of mystery surrounds her, which tugs at him. Despite being opposites, sparks fly, and they are attracted. Vivian is perfect, but she vows that she will never fall in love again. He reaches a point where he would do just about anything to bring back the smile on her face. The chase begins. She keeps running away…from love, hope, and aspirations, and he keeps trying to bring her back on track. Thus their journey begins from the end, with oodles of inspiration and love… Vivian breaks Samaira’s shell and guides her into pursuing her broken dreams. He promises that he will be there for her if life pulls her down and hold her tight when she needs support. Together, they vow to each other, “We can. We will. We must.” But when Vivian tumbles and it is Samaira’s turn to break his fall, will she catch him? Walking on the arduous path of life, will they climb the ladder of success together or crash and burn? Can love be enough of a catalyst to attain their dreams? And now life threatened not to throw just lemons but huge melons…

Review of Books's report:
Plot: Interesting and gripping plot
Description: Author has maintained the medium pace of the story with nice flow
Character: Well developed characters; enough space is given to each character
Climax: is little bit weak
Length: somewhere story is unnecessarily stretched out which may compel reader to skip the paragraphs.
Cost: Reasonable 
Cover: Attractive
Printing quality: fair

Disclaimer: The complimentary copy of the book  was provided for unbiased honest review of the book

where to buy the book or read free on kindle? (Currently the book is maintained its position in top 100 in classic fiction category of amazon)

Product details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Writing Geeks; First edition (22 September 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 819366972X
  • ISBN-13: 978-8193669723
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Because I love You by Dr. Pradip Chauhan

'Because I love You'
Dr. Pradip Chauhan

"Strongest story ever"

'I can't sacrifice hundreds of lives for my justice'

'I can forgive a rapist but can not marry a rapist'

'Money trial values of a man'

Written with Indian rural background, 'Because I love you' is not only a love story it is a story touching social issues. The book is story of Flutist and singer; story of a simpleton boy and intelligent girl. 
Kanaji and Radha protagonists of the story make readers fall for them. Radha rarest combination of beauty and brain is very emotional girl, falls for flutist Kanaji. being second love Radha learns she is betraying the noble man...
what happens when Kanaji comes to know about the reality..
to Know more read the book.....

Available on amazon must read for all

  • Product detail
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Anjuman Prakashan; First edition (31 July 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 938602795X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9386027955
  • Package Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1.5 cm
About the book:

'A grave smile on her face tried to hide the pain, she had decided to let feel him only beautiful moments she lived. Radha covered Kanaji’s head with her chunari, he closed eyes and submitted his body when she gently guided his head to her heart. He felt losing control over all his senses and could not feel himself when his head was on her heart. She closed eyes and let Kanaji enter herself; he felt soft, delicate and beautiful. He felt her silky hairs on his head; he felt being loved, being pampered by father, being scolded my mother. Girlish play with friends, affection of father and feeling like princess in father’s arm. But Kanaji did not want to feel only beautiful moments of her life, he invaded further; she did not know when he overpowered and reached the painful memory she had been hiding since days. Will Kanaji keep his promise after knowing truth?'

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ramayana: Stand Strong by Shubha Vilas

Ramayana: Stand Strong by Shubha Vilas

Story of Vali and Sugriva with life lessons

Keeping faith and conquering fear

 Ratings: 8.5 out of 10 stars


Dip in the ocean of Ramayan finding new gems

Language: simple, fluid
Characters: Enough justice to every character
Narration: Gripping

At once the book was mailed to my home for review i was little bit disappointed thinking that another book manipulating our ancient books. But as i started reading the book, my prediction failed; this book has not modified real story of Ramayan as other authors are doing nowadays to earn bucks. 
Author has described the Ram's meeting with Hanuman, Vali Vadh and God Ram's stay with Sugriva in simple and communicable language. The life lessons added by author along with story are inspiring and add essence in the book. 
Author has not failed developing Character of Hanuman-the loved most God. Story behind his birth and his glory are captivating. 
Reader comes to know many things while reading the book; for an example, why god Ram asks Laxaman to identify Sita's ornaments!
Ram's relation with laxaman, and Sugriva's relation with Vali are depicted in touching manner.
In an era, when many authors are misrepresenting our sacred, glorious and pious past in perverted form this books stands for our culture, custom and reality revealing the truth behind Great stroy of Ramayan.

About the book by author:

The Ramayana is not a story. It’s a way of life. It’s the game of life.
Life is a constant reminder that nothing, however powerful in one season, remains unchanging. The endless cycles of change can truly us if we are unprepared to face its realities. However, we often see these changing times as problems larger than they really are. Many issues in life when perceived with fear, result in pain; but when perceived with CLARITY, result is FREEDOM.
Situations of helplessness are almost always created by our own limited imagination.
Do you have the courage to face your fears?
Stand Strong, the fourth book in Ramayana: The Game of Life series reminds us through its eternal stories -- such as the tale of brothers Vali and Sugriva -- that life is like a high-risk treasure hunt: one often has to walk through a maze of confusing paths while being chased by dangerously complex dilemmas to find the hidden treasure of wisdom.

  • About the Author

    Shubha Vilas is a spiritual seeker and a motivational speaker. He helps people in dealing with modern-day life situations through the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and other dharmic traditions. He conducts leadership seminars in premier institutes across the world and inspires deeper human values.

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Jaico Publishing House; 1 edition (30 September 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9386348926
  • ISBN-13: 978-9386348920

Monday, October 2, 2017

To kill a mocking bird by harper lee

An amazing book written in 20th century in British English, is gripping humorous masterpiece.
Harper lee has written book in first person from the point of view of a nine years old girl. The innocent girl is brought up in free environment by a lawyer Atticus- the man of values. She spends her childhood with her elder brother Jem and boyfriend Dill. Tales of ghostly house excites children. All her life is passed among luxurious and careful environment but she has to face reality when her father decides to fight for a nigger.
Language is quite difficult because of its rural ancient British touch, plot is quite normal but the idea the author has put before the society is till worthy even after six decades.
Incidences described in the book reveals the characters Normally seen in society. The book is full of punches and humorous sentenced.
My rating is 9 out 10 stars.
Must read book.....whatever genre you like to read you will love to read this book.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Three fatty singletones

Three Fat Singletons By  J. M. Bartholomew

Offbeat story of three bachelor girls struggling for marriage

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1099 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1540353397
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Inkitt; 2 edition (17 December 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MZ1AC9N

Ratings: 6.5 out of 10

Three females engaged in different professions are declined for marriage because of various reasons; the common reason is their fatty body. Whirling around the desperate women the story is written in fluent English; well developed characters keep the plot alive.
Although poor plotting downturns the book men can peek in soul of women by reading the book. The different concept is change from bunches of romance novel and I will appreciate the author for the concept.
In short one time read...

Monday, May 8, 2017

It wasn't love at first: Shalini and I

It wasn't love at first: Shalini and I

by Prashant Sharma

A love story spread over 20 years

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Srishti Publishers (2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9380349556
  • ISBN-13: 978-9380349558
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13 x 1.6 cm

Blurb: “It seemed as if it was just me, and just her, just like the way we had first talked, just like I had always imagined, just Like how I wanted it to be.” Was it love at first, or was it love every time after that? A love story spread across twenty years. This is the story of, Shalini and I.

About the Author:
Prashant Sharma currently lives in Delhi and works in a multinational bank. An engineer (DCE) and MBA by education, he took to writing in his second year at IIM Lucknow and this is his third book after ‘Love, Life and A Beer Can!’ (2010 release) – a humorous take on growing up, and ‘If I Pretend I am Sorry!’ (2011 release) - an underworld story bringing back the angry young man.

Protagonist falls for a girl in his childhood, who meets him intermittently every six or seven years. Confused protagonist does not know whether the girl Shalini loves him or not. Due the time the protagonist is busy in making career and falls for another two girls. After having set career, he got engaged to a girl Kriti, whom he loves reasonably but then Shalini comes to his life again....

Let us not talk about the confused protagonist- who seems to choose best option available each time. Author confuses whether the protagonist is in love of her or not. 
Author has described story well but fails to convey feelings; characters are well developed. I would have given more credits if Shalini's character has been given more space. Happy ending love story will touch the heart of girls, and loving friend- Hari is plus point. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Service Goat by Piers Anthony

Service Goat by Piers Anthony

'Empathy is many things among them the ability of one person to feel the feeling of another person. Not only to intellectually understand his joys and sorrows, but to actually feel them, This is accomplished, technically, by what we call mirror neurons, that react to duplicate perceived emotions. To feel another' pain. That is the cornerstone of the human condition, something that sets us apart from the animal kingdom.'

Above words said by a character is the turning point of the sensual and gripping science fiction written by Piers Anthony.

6.5 out of 10 stars

'Engaging short read science fiction'

About the book

Orphaned and blind seven-year- old Callie has a service animal – a goat with extraordinary
powers.Ben Hemoth is a down-on- his luck news reporter facing prison. Needing to save his job and his reputation, he teams up with Venus, a young seductress caught up with a teenage drug gang.When a mysterious letter arrives detailing a top-secret investigative operation, Ben and Venus think they’ve found their chance for redemption. The mission? Investigate a goat. In exchange for an extravagant paycheck, Ben and Venus must piece together the wild rumours swirling around Callie, her supernatural goat, and a possible UFO visit.
Piers Anthony’s Service Goat is an extraordinary tale rich with adventure, extraterrestrial visitors, secrecy, dangerous governmental operations, and the classic hints of mischief that readers have come to expect and love from the New York Times bestselling author of the Xanth series.

Attractive cover page, matches the interior of the book; The book written in third person revolves around the orphan girl and alien goat. Two spy also add thrilling romance in the book. allover story is predictable but till book is engaging.
The plot was very good, the author could have built better and there was lots of potentially; author was not fully successful to make reader to empathise the protagonist.
Writing style fluent and climax is expected. One time read book should be your in kindle library if you are fond of science fiction; and fantasy.
The book can be a good children/ Young adult book if we ignore few intimating scene.
This short read although not master piece but also not ignoble creation of the author.
From my side i will give 6.5 out of 10 stars

Title:  Service Goat

Author:  Piers Anthony

Author’s Central Page: Piers Anthony

Amazon Link: Service Goat

Goodreads Link: Service Goat

Paperback Edition: $8.00, EBOOK: $3.99

Genre: Fantasy

Number of Pages: 98

Publisher: Dreaming Big Publications,

Editor in Chief: Kristi King-Morgan

Disclaimer: The book was gifted from publisher for unbiased and honest review

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Multitudes of Ripples: Valayavividha by Vaachakmitra

The Multitudes of Ripples: Valayavividha 

by Vaachakmitra

"Ruminate the journey of life"

'3 out of 5 stars'

Book blurb

The novel is a first person narrative of an entrepreneur who struggles to make sense of his life. He reconstructs his memory while recuperating from a nervous breakdown. The distortion in his narrative is not only the manifestation of psychopathology of his mind but also an exploration of human values. The novel demonstrates how optimism incorporates meaningful semantics even in the face of psychopathology. The dualism of hope and pathos creates a touch of absurd, almost reminiscent of Kafka and Camus.

About the Author

The author is a research scientist by training. He is a technical consultant who works  in an advisory capacity to the pharmaceutical industry. He specialises in intellectual property, technology up-gradation and information technology. He is a science writer specialising in theoretical and philosophical foundations of modern scientific thought.

Review of the book

Let's start from the cover page, the cover page is fascinating and attractive. The title and cover page creates curiosity in reader; and definitely pass the stage one and prompts the reader to take the book in hand.
The second thing reader will check out the back cover or blurb of the book; that does not appeals me. and the reader may also feel same; The book will be placed back. The author would have done better effort in writing the blurb of the book.
The protagonist looks back in his life to search the meaning of life. He ruminates childhood, love of parents and his entire journey till the date. Various aspects of life he has described in a philosophical way, few are good few are bad .
Written as first person story has many incidences and many dimensions. The book does not success to maintain interest in the book, every possibility is there the reader will drop out the book without accomplishment.
The Psycho pathological condition of the protagonist is a character in the story; similarly the author successfully created strong characters. The climax of the story interesting, i will not like to reveal here. 
Writing style is an average, easy to understand; slow paced. 

The biggest disadvantage is the price of the book..(The book is quite higher, optimum price of the book should be below 200)

Who should read the book?
I fear there are very few readers who will like to read this such type of book; but who loves relationship, social and philosophical book can go for this book.
Who should not read the book?
Thriller, action, romance lover stay away

My opinion:
This book is quite costly so Check out the sample of this book then buy it....

  • About the book:

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Cinnamonteal Publishing (15 January 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9385523244
  • ISBN-13: 978-9385523243
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.6 x 21 cm

You can buy the book from amazon 

This Was a Man is the captivating final instalment of the Clifton Chronicles, a series of seven novels that has topped the bestseller lists around the world and enhanced Jeffrey Archer's reputation as a master storyteller. 
This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger and who lives and who dies? 
In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? 
Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. 
Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha's talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue. 
Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons. 

In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Esper files by Egan Brass

Esper Files by Egan Brass

'Simply Amazing and Enthralling'

8.5 out of 10 Stars

About the book

I am tough reviewer, and i am giving more than 8 stars to the book. I shoved off all other books i was reading when i turned first few pages and started to read 'Esper Files'. They came after The Great Storm, the Espers. Feared and hunted by society, there are those who use their powers for good, and those who use them for evil. When an experiment goes wrong in Victorian London, Espers, people with supernatural abilities are created. In order to counter this new potential threat, the Institute is set up to teach Espers how to use their abilities for good and how to hunt down those who want to use their powers for evil. Gifted with a formidable but self-destructive ability, Nathan is one of the Institute’s top agents. When the evil Baron executes his plan to control the minds of London’s political leaders, peace is dependent on Nathan and his team. Will he learn to control his powers in time to save the world? Or will he succumb to their self-destructive nature?

Cover page is not so amazing, could have been better. But as you will start reading the book, you can not hold back without completing it; It is an Action thriller drags you in another world. 

Events are beautifully knitted ; Action scenes described in a manner that reader can visualise them.

While reading i got goosebumps and thrilled. Although most of events can be predicted till the book is gripping and eventful. (This one is not a suspense story obviously)

Well developed characters of the book is the most creditable; who have supernatural power derived from their emotions and feelings. 

Author has used Simple Britain English, to keep the book readable Non-English readers also. 

The climax of the book is open to keep space for the second part of the book.
Best sentence of the book, 'Trust your own power, not copied one.'

Who should not read the book?

Children below age of 15 years ( Action scenes many pages of the book)

Who should read the book? 

If you love reading action, thriller, supernatural..then go and grab the book.

(Disclaimer: The Complimentary copy of the book was given by the author for honest, unbiased review. No payment was accepted for the review of the book )

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Corporate Citizen by Gabrial Valjan

Corporate Citizen by Gabrial Valjan

" Mysterious Case of Dual Murder" 

' 6  Stars out of 10' 

About the Book from the back cover

A call for help from an old friend lands Bianca and the crew back in Boston. On a timeout with Dante, due to revelations in the aftermath of the showdown in Naples, Bianca is drawn to a mysterious new ally who understands the traumas of her past, and has some very real trauma of his own. Murder, designer drugs, and a hacker named Magician challenge our team, and Bianca learns that leaving Rendition behind might be much harder than she thinks. 

About the Author

Gabriel Valjan is the author of the Roma Series from Winter Goose Publishing as well as numerous short stories. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he enjoys the local restaurants, and his two cats, Squeak and Squawk, keep him honest to the story on the screen.

'I have read the fifth book from the book-series 'Roma Series of Gabriels Valjan' . The cover of the book was not so appealing (Actually it is worst of all his five books) , the reason behind i did not sneak time initially to read the book; and the second reason i postponed reading this book was the length (Although my busy shedule and lots of review proposal are primary reason i can not give much time to review this book)
But when i finally dare to read the book; the discouraging lots of characters with complicated and confusing names (i wondered whether this is any hystery book or what?) i jumped to first chapter- dissapointed i gave another chance  and reached to Second chapter- took over my brain; all previous assumption vanished; i could not control and went on reading. 

The fluent writing, brainstroming discussion of mysterious murder case by bunch of characters and step by step revealation of mystery kept me connected with the book.
Nice Plot, narration, climax are plus points. The protagonist Bianca daring invesigator cathches heart. Other characters are not given enough footage, but it is ok because in suspense thriller plot is the character which requires attention and author has done. But i miss actual narration of scenes and investigations, rather than hearing it described by other character- it seems someone is giving you information and the protagnosit does nothing except sneaking that information while resting in her abode. I excpected some real action but dissapointed.
However book does not dissapoint in all aspect, it is good in other aspects- suspense.' 

Who should read?
Those who are fans of talkative holywood thriller and hates action.

Who should not read? 
here is no romance, no heart throbbing action.

My suggestion:
If you want to  relax and want to have sound sleep; take this book and start reading. 

Title: Corporate Citizen: Roma Series Book Five

Genre: Mystery-Suspense/Thriller

Author: Gabriel Valjan


Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing

Twitter: @GValjan


Disclaimer: Free copy of the book was provided from Author assistants, and author foor honest and unbaised reviews.

Grab the copy of  Romantic suspense ' Ponytail the love for revenge' 


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Two Graves by Zoe Kalo

Two Graves by Zoe Kalo

Title: Two Graves (Retribution Series #1)
Author: Zoe Kalo
Genre: Dark Psychological Suspense
Audience: New Adult/Adult
Word count: 18,000 words – 70 pages (short novella)

Click here to purchase from Amazon 

"Suspense and thrilling"

7.5 out of 10 stars

About the Book

A Dante-ish descent through a sinister world of decadent shadows and woeful souls…

Seven years ago, he shattered her life. The town eventually forgot the headlines and the

nightmares. But 23-year old music student Angelica hasn’t forgotten.

For the past seven years, she’s contemplated payback with as much intensity and unwavering

faith as she puts into her violin playing. Finally, all the pieces are in place. Over the course of

one night, disguised for a masquerade ball, Angelica orchestrates a journey of revenge.

The story revolves around the girl who wants to take revenge, and intermittent flashbacks of her life. The well woven and planned plot of the book, is the plus point of the book. The story progresses slowly, but as i am reading the second novel of the author; i think her stories are always with slow pace. Zoe  Kalo is used to write character' mind and reader gets involved in the novel; the same thing is repeated in this novel.
Length of the book somewhat short but it does not effect the book; and i will not like to say about the climax because it will spoil the reader' book.
so get the book from kindle and read it our this 2-3 hours reading novel...

About Author Zoe Kalo

A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading

led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her

classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy

worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but

with lots of mystery…

A daughter of adventurous expats, she’s had the good fortune of living on 3 continents,

learning 4 languages, and experiencing a multicultural life. Currently, she’s working on a

Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, which she balances between writing, taking care

of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir. She is the author of

the YA fantasy series CULT OF THE CAT.

Disclaimer: (The complimentary copy of the book is given for honest review)

Other books from the pen of the reviewer

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Secret of God's Son by Usha Narayanan

The Secret of God's Son 

by Usha Narayanan

"Mythological story depicting struggle of Pradhyumna"

Pradyumna son of God Krishna is worried of the Gandhari' Curse. He Seeks help from God Shiva and gets his Trishul to bring back Vikarna from Yamloka. But Gandhari can not revert her curse; dissapointed pradyumna does not lose hope and continues struggles to decrease the effect of Gandhari' curse. And there is one powerful weapon still-the secret surrounding his origin. Will he uncover it in time to fight off the cataclysm? In the answer lies the destiny of all humanity!
Usha Narayan is back with one more mythological story after successful Pradyumna. Usha Narayanan had a successful career in advertising, radio and corporate communications before becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of several books including The Madras Mangler, a suspense thriller and Love, Lies and Layoffs, a light-hearted office romance. The Secret of God’s Son is the sequel to her bestselling book Pradyumna: Son of Krishna which was published in 2015. When she’s not juggling writing, editing and interviews, Usha reads everything from thrillers to romances, provided her cat isn’t fast asleep on her Kindle.

The book includes many small stories from the Great Epic The Mahabharata. And it is impossible to reach the level of  Rhishi Ved Vyas, the original writer of  The Mahabharata. But author has tried to put the part of the great epic in simple and novel form to readers. Pradyumna and Gandhari's curse centred story neither lose flow nor leaves the subject.

The author has successfully pictured the protagonist -Pradyumna without affecting image of other characters. Maya the wife of Pradyumna emerges as an important character in the book. Story continues smoothly, with added interesting small stories of God Krishna and God Shiva. Average reader might will have difficulty to understand few words used by the author and that may affect the interest in reading of the book. Till yet the book does not let go away the reader because of the strong plot full of twists and magics.

Cover page is interesting and attractive.

The book could have at higher level if the author would have written better words at some places in book. The book is really good read, but it is not comparable to Mythical book available in verbal language. 

Who should read?
This is the breakfast for mythology lover and interested in twists and turns

Who should not read?
Only those who hate reading

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About the book:
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited (16 June 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0143424173
ISBN-13: 978-0143424178
Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 1.8 x 13.9 cm

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