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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Book Review | Narasimha (The Mahaavatar Trilogy #1)

Book: Narasimha (The Mahaavatar Trilogy #1)

Author: Kevin Misal
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Reviewed at: Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram

Book Blurb:

Narasimha, once a brave soldier has left the war and lies low as a physician in a village. But a familiar face from his past seeks his help to stop the tyranny of the blind usurper Andhaka. If Narasimha refuses, the world might just end. What will he do? And why did he leave the war in the first place? Prahlad, the interim king of Kashyapuri, is torn between the ideals of his unrighteous father and his love for Lord Vishnu. Whom will he choose? Hiranyakashyap, the ruler of the Asura Empire, wants to avenge the death of his wife. To do that, he must go through the Trials and get the ultimate weapon - the Brahmastra. But the Trials have sent so many others to their death. Can Hiranyakashyap survive? 

Book Evaluation:

·         The artwork of the cover page is brilliant and helps the reader to visualize the character very well.
·         The blurb is point on and rightly tells you what to expect.
·         The mythological characters come alive with Narasimha.
·         At par with the other Kevin Misal books which you may have read.
·         Gives a believable feel to the otherwise mythological tale.
·         The narration and storyline is easy to follow.
·         Character Descriptions and depth is very well worked on.
·         Since it is a known ancient story, one can guess what is coming up next.
·         The author’s perspective is very put forward in the book.

Book Review | Wild Card 2

Book: Wild Card 2
Author: Asfiya Rahman
Reviewed at: Amazon, Goodreads,  Instagram

Book Blurb:

Tahira Rizvi was a young tennis player who got the opportunity of her life when she was invited to be part of Karan Mehrotra’s successful attempt at Wimbledon. Back from Wimbledon, she wants to make one last attempt at building a career for herself as a professional tennis player. But there are just too many questions.

Has she left it too late? Will she get the support she needs from her friends and family? More importantly, will she get the opportunity she needs to prove that she can turn things around? And what about Vikram? He may say he is in love with her but can they have a future together? 

What do you do if both opportunity and romance are knocking on the same door? Who will you let in first? Will Tahira be able to move from the stands of Wimbledon to the courts of Wimbledon? 

And if she does, what is the price she will pay?

Book Evaluation:

·         The cover page is vibrant and appealing.
·         The blurb is point on and rightly tells you what to expect.
·         The character development throughout the story is steady and realistic.
·         Lives up to the expectations set by Wild Card 1
·         Moves like a motion picture playing in your mind
·         Motivational aspect of story is good.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Ganesha | Book Review

Book: Ganesha - An Afro-Asian Story
By - DR SYD K.
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Book Blurb:

On the trail of Ganesha, the Afro-Asian ele-calf, born by a quirk of fate and in the most improbable of circumstances in the wilds of East Africa in 1943. Then begins his journey to the Southern wilds of India and his fight for survival in those new wilds. 

Born on the same day as Ganesha, in a rural hamlet of Southern India is Maari, who goes on to become one of the most dreaded poachers India has ever known. 
And know how their fates inevitably cross over the decades during which there are profound changes in both the political and ecological landscape of India.

Book Evaluation:

The cover gives an exact portrayal of what the story stands for. It is simple yet classy. The blurb is short but it is impactful and to the point. It shows you exactly what to expect when you read the book. What is conveniently left out of the blurbs is that the story is written from the perspective of an Elephant. This is the first book which I have come across written which could take me straight to being an Elephant. The book reads like a documentary and is actually informative. Language use is subtle and easy to understand. The unique blend embedded in the story is something for everyone to read. I am sure every animal lover will be fond of this story just as much.


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