Monday, January 18, 2016

Review- Divine command by Saranya Umakanthan



                                                                                      
Book Name         -  The Divine Command
Author                -   Saranya Umakanthan
Publisher            -   General Press
No.of Pages        -   183
Publishing Year-   2015   
Edition               -   Kindle
Buy books from Amazon



Rating : 3.5
 

Blurb

The divine command was from Lord Shiva. So Shaktipurians would do anything to safeguard the 'Taal-Patras' -- the ultimate secrets compiled onto palm-leaves by the yogis that contained everything! Yes, all the do's and don'ts from making of the elixir to reviving the dead! 
This task was headed by their beloved warrior Indrajith. But destiny brutally destroyed their plans! Their toughest braveheart was to perish in a bloody dual. This ill-fated episode prompted the rise of the nefarious king of Narakdesh -- Asurshasak! 
Desperate, Shaktipurians recited the revival slokas on the dead grave of their only hope… 
Would Indrajith emerge and come back stronger than before? And if he comes back, who is waiting for him now with a pole arm in her hands and protruding teeth? 
With black-magic obstacles barring his way, the comeback warrior -- Suraj Sena is shaken when the conspirator rips off the mask! But traitors never go unpunished!


My review


Divine command is an Indian Fantasy Novel. The book has got every flavor that a fantasy lover asks for. The story of Suraj Sena, the comeback warrior and  his friends Varun and Diya, will definitely entice the readers. The characters are crafted punctiliously. The magic swirl, tooth rakshasi, Saptanshu, Lachak etc added to the flavor of the book.
The first part where the story happens in 1815, Authoress pulled off the events with authenticity giving an impression of a historic event. After three hundred years, the main story happens in 2115. Authoress tried to give a futuristic impression but it was not convincing enough. 
The suspense behind the tooth rakshasi was quite obvious, which in turn served as a spoiler. Some events reminded me of the serials in kids channels.
But, Overall the book is a decent attempt by a debut author.
The book has several refreshing scenarios. Hence, I would recommend the book to the fantasy lovers to have a divergent experience 

Highlights



  • Character craft
  • Imagination
  • Action

Drawbacks


  • Lack of suspense
  • Cliché climax

One Liner

A refreshing Indian fantasy


Reviewed for the author
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


About the author




Saranya Umakanthan, a Software Engineer by profession, she exhibits her creativity in coding as well as writing. An avid reader all her life, she has a way with her words. She has taken up Indian fantasy genre for her first novel and it is quite a refreshing change to the readers. She believed that being a University topper two times in her life was her success until she held her first novel in her hands. The fragrance of books inspires her and she haunts the book stores too often. She would love to hear your feedback. Do send out a mail to saranya.umakanthan@gmail.com