Because Kindness, Always Reciprocates.
It’s easy to hate but difficult to love.
First Instincts never lie.
Never Despair, for what falls down can always be picked up.
Whenever there is a decline in righteousness and an upsurge in unrighteousness, at that time, I take birth again.
– LORD GOVIND.
Born in the quiet village of Shambala, Kalki Hari, son of Vishnuyath and Sumati, has no idea about his heritage until he is pitted against tragedies and battles.
Whisked into the province of Keekatpur, which is under the fist of Lord Kali, Kalki sees the ignominy of death trumping life all around him. He learns that he has been born to cleanse the world he lives in, for which he must journey to the North and learn the ways of Lord Vishnu’s Avatar; from an immortal who wields an axe. But trapped in the midst of betrayals, political intrigue and forces that seek to decimate him, will he be able to follow his destiny before the Kaliyug begins?
This is the first Mythology book I ever read and it was one of the best. Author has smartly divided attention to different situations one by one of Kalki and Kali, which does not make plot heavy. There are some light, funny moments which takes readers attention and curious. Use of Modern, as well as Traditional Language also adds charm to the book.
The book starts with War between Vedanta and kali where Kali, with his smartness, defeats Vedanta and offers him to join hands with Kali. He had no option and had to agree to this offer. The offer meant tribals and manavas living together. After that Indragarh became the state of war.On the other hand, there was a story of Kalki who lived in Sambala was with Laxmi. Kalki was a man with many powers. he knew he had power but how he got, what powers he had were still secret. consequences occurred in which Kalki’s father died. His last words for him were kripa kripa. There starts a story of Kalki. Kripa was immortal and an avatar. Kalki then met Kripa and he came to know about his powers that he was an avatar of Lord Vishnu and he got these powers when his mother was given Soma during his birth.
On the other hand, Kali was ill and his sister Durkti came to know about the power of Soma and decided to go Sambala. from here the war begin. The beginning of Dark Age.
The characters Arjan, Bala, Kripa, Laxmi, Ratri, Padma and Kalki, Each of their characters are well described, well narrated. What I liked most was Each woman mentioned in the story was having a spirit of a fighter. They fought for their village, state. The plot designed is very well with some war, action, love, friendship and with various emotions. There was always surprise moment in the story and urge to know what will happen next. Story track is also proper with heavy and light moments and is not too slow. Though the book is lengthy but worth a read. Mainly simple writing style made me connect to book easily. Element author used in describing every character were amazing, how each of them had different personality but were together on one mission that was to save their village. Arjan who never even took a weapon in hand fought for his village, his brother. He wanted to explore, travel and read but how his life changed. The politics that was played in the kingdom, loved that part. The ending was amazing as well as surprising.
It was my first mythology read and I don’t regret reading it. If you love fantasy this is the best read.
Publisher: Kalamos Publishers
Author: Kevin Missal
** I received a copy of the book from the Author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**
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