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Rahul Rai Khatri

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Faith Of The Nine

One heck of a roller coaster ride at the speed of F-22 Raptor 




The Third Yuga is slowly drawing to a close. Nam – the greatest Empire on Janani – is going to face some fierce winds of change. Seers foresee omens of death and destruction in the return of the Banished One – A God who will claim the ashes of this world as revenge. While out in the streets, rumours abound - of older forgotten powers stirring. 

Caught in this maelstrom of a power struggle between Gods are three ordinary lives: General Fateh, the most celebrated soldier in Nam who starts to question his faith, Ishan – a gifted orphan who struggles to comprehend his destiny and Abhaya – a young monk in search of truths about this world. Their choices and actions will shape the destiny of this scarred world that becomes the playground for vindictive Gods.

In a world where Rakshasas arise out of left-over traces of Maaya and twilight forms the portal to countless worlds around us for Daityas and Yakshis to dance through, a God is only as powerful as those who believe. 

And when Gods rise, faith of men will be tested...And broken.


BOOK DETAILS :

Title: Faith Of The Nine 
Author: Sachin Dev
Genre: Ficton
Publishers: Leadstart Publishing 
Price: INR. 325
Goodreads Rating : 4/5

BOOK REVIEW :

Congratulations to Author Sachin Dev on his debut Novel and Truth be told , I received this book as a review copy and was readiy game 'cause of its jaw-dropping cover .
It'd been prophesied that , when the Sun will hide & spring will turn into the violet , one of the 10 banished god will come back to avenge himself & his lover leading to turning the existing world into the ashes . And the book launched with ' 123 Tithis to Reckoning ' where the Butcher-of-the-South , who claimed to came down from the hills of Kandhar , wiped the whole village named Anokhee on the southern borders of Namaakhal and hence triggering the chain of events that interleaved with the lives of General Fateh , Ishan and the Abhaya whose actions were bound to shape the destiny of the world . 
Book stands out from similar work by Shatrujeet Nath and others by virtue of its superbly developed characters, accomplished prose and sheer bloody-mindedness. Fateh , who'd been portrayed as the commander of the fearsome First of the Cohort Batallion and detest politics , had been called into the capital to oversee a special task but found himself caught into the web of something that may had unbalanced his faith in the Gods . Then its Ishan , who'd been living in the chambers of the Inner council whose inhabitants weren't allowed to walk into the free world & felt as a prisoner living there , took the cover of the rain and slip out of the confines of the Seven . Ishan had been raised by his Nanny-ma after the death of his parents . She's well aware of the true natue & aspect behind the birth of Ishan into the mythic world . And finally the third main protagonist , Abhaya Samanna , a Kwah-seer who was supposed to spend his life's energies in solving the puzzle of the world and in pursuit of knowledge but destiny had wrote something more special and adventurous for him . Beside leading protagonist author had also bolted the side characters like Zohan , Mritunjay , Sanket , Nanny-ma , Ruksar in deatil .
I found the plot quite engrossing and complimentary to the plot is its characterization . Detailing a world where Rakshasas arise out of the left-over traces of Maya and Yakshis who wander in the ghost town at odd hours looking for living souls .

Favourite Moments : 
# Tale of the forgiven epochs by Acharya is quite riveting one .
# Gale strom ripped when soldier tried to attack Abhaya
# Bajah's encounter with Ruksar 
# Fathe's fight with a Yakshi & the shadows in Anokhee
# Awe-inspiring loyalty of Mrithunjay & Sanket for their leader .
# Description of the Enchanted gardens which protect 'emselves .
# Fateh's journey to Adbudha , Grakki's garden , and back to his own world


Situations :
#While reading I found some loopholes in the story when a stance end up with a chapter but the story of the protagonist continued with some very different context like there was no description of how Zohan , Zafar , Ishan and Abhaya left and seperated from Zohan's uncle's place where they had taken asylum when Imperial Guards are sniffing for them in the whole city .
# A map of the Nam Empire should had been there in the book to understand the geography of the place where the plot's setup .
So ' Faith of the Nine " , debut work of Author Sachin Dev, is a pacy and true blooded Fantasy with a hint of mythology at its core and is highly recommended for Mythology lovers .




" The end of the fear is where we begin harvesting the truth "


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This is Not a Paid Review ! I received this Book as a Review Copy from Author & The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "




                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri

Saturday, 5 December 2015

King of Hearts

Heart-Melting Romance



Sometimes you have to fight the greatest battles to discover who you really are. 

At the age of 21, Ayan left his home and ran to Delhi in search of his dream and identity. In everybody's eyes, he was nothing but a loser except for his best friend, Misha, with whom he fallen in love. And after two years of hardship, when he finally got his long awaited chance, he stunned the whole nation and became one of greatest artist and heartthrob of this generation. But destiny had some other plans for him and one day, something happened which turned his whole life upside down. He was on the verge of losing everything he ever had and to save them all, he had to fight the greatest battle of his life. 

To know more, read this astonishing tale of a young man's extraordinary journey to find his lost dreams, love and friendship


BOOK DETAILS :

Title: King of Hearts
Author: Prassant Kevin
Genre: Ficton
Publishers: Bookmozo
Price: INR. 150
Goodreads Rating : 4/5

BOOK REVIEW :

So I received this book as a review copy in exchange of an honest review ." King Of Hearts " is the second novel penned down by author and revolves around the protagonist Ayan who left his home a teenage & settled in the capital of the largest democracy , Delhi, to fulfill his dreams . It was on his birthday when he met Misha in a bar where she's filling her uncle's spot . With time they gelled well & become partners in crime . Ayan who wish to become an author was struggling to get his book published but as the legends said , ' Everything Happens for good & at very right time ' . After tons of hardship when things get juicy in his life , he turned out to be the heart beat of the nation , saviour of many .But the only person who stays with him , in his thick & thin , was Misha .
Author 'd given detail description of Misha & Ayan's friendship which is awe-inspiring in the time when people stays in life for some materialistic desires or ready to cheat on other for some trendy stuff .Hitesh, a literary agent , is embedded as a positive fellow of Ayan who helped him in settling in an alien town & handled Ayan's PR personally in absence of Misha .My favourite character in book is Misha's uncle who is portrayed as the coolest guy in plot . He raised Misha with his children and encouraged kids to go on dates and enjoy the life .
Now my Favourite Moment in the story are:
# Stance when Misha gave 50+ calls to ayan to command him not accept friend request of a particular friend .
# When Ayan fulfilled Misha's wish to see delhi from top of Qutumb Minar .
# When Misha came back . 
Heart-wrenching Moment : Misha walks away from ayan's life .
Situation with Book :
# Some episodes in book seems to be embedded forcefully .
# Screwing up with Rahul's Porsche . I mean a person who owns Porsche surely have an electronic eye(Camera) over him with motion-sensing sensors but seems as if , author ignored above mentioned facts .
# Radio Jockey's Scene seems same as that from ' Lage Raho Munna Bhai ' movie .

In all , Kings of Hearts ' is a heart-melting story , left me teary eyed .



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This is Not a Paid Review ! I received this Book as a Review Copy from Author Paradise & The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "




                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri


 This Book Review is dedicated to my Best Friend Sammera . I know you're not here with me but I wish where ever you're , You must be smiling . Completing this book was never easy 'cause  it broke the dam of memories which some how i'd try n windup for so long .... And Honestly , Even now When I count my blessings , I Count you twice and this book left me a feeling of assurance that a day will come when you'll be back :)  You're missed ! "

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The Reapers Are The Angels

Well Written Zombie World !





Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free.


For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself - and keeping her demons inside. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.


BOOK DETAILS :

Title: The Reapers are the Angels 
Author: Alden Bell
Genre: Ficton
Publishers: Pan Macmillan India 
Price: INR. 450
Goodreads Rating : 4/5

BOOK REVIEW :

So this is my first Post-Apocalyptic-World read . Author had penned down a simple story which revolves around the protagonist Temple who left the island to discover far new lands . On the way she stumble into different kind of humans and meatskins aka Slugs(Zombies ) . After reaching mainland , Abraham misbehaves with her and end up losing his life . With Ruby's help , she makes out of the area but got tailed by Moss Todd , Abraham's brother , who stay concrete to kill her any how .While running away she came across Maury , usually called Dummy in the plot & decided to get him back to his family to earn some good points .
Temple is a difficult character to relate to. She's tough and hard. She handles herself in a way I'd like to think I would do when zombies take over the planet. She kills with precision, both zombie and human when necessary. But she's broken. "Am I evil? " is what she wants to know and shed her shame. The world that she lives in is a terrible place . She knows nothing else. Responsibility and honor guide her through a world with no rules. Moss Todd is portrayed as an enemy who sticked to his word and commands honour even during futile time . 

The Reapers are The Angels is a mature book, the violence and gore are intense and the lessons in it are hard learned. It's the moral though; that I think takes an adult mind to truly grasp. Concepts of sacrifice, family, and morality are rarely conveyed as profoundly as they are in Reapers. Bell has managed to give us the perfect Anti-Heroine in a world without heroes in a time without hope. Temple takes us on a journey through the worst parts of human nature only to show us that in the end, all that matters is what you hold inside of you.

" Sometimes when there's no light to see by , that's when everything turns clear & sharp "

The Reapers Are The Angels  is available at following Online Store


  

This is Not a Paid Review ! The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "



                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri