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Cover Reveal : The Vengeance of Indra by Shatrujeet Nath

1:51:00 PM

~ Cover Reveal ~
The Vengeance of Indra 
(Vikramaditya Veergatha #3)
by Shatrujeet Nath


VENGEANCE IS A CAGE
FORGIVENESS IS FREEDOM

In their greed to possess the deadly Halahala, the devas and the asuras have employed every dirty trick against Vikramaditya and his Council of Nine. But the humans are still standing, bloodied but unbowed.
When the wily Shukracharya discovers the secret to breaking the Council’s strength and unity, he forges an unlikely alliance with his arch-enemy, Indra, to set a deceitful plan in motion.
As cracks emerge between the councilors and their king, ghosts from the past threaten to ruin Vikramaditya and Kalidasa’s friendship, signaling the beginning of an eclipse that will cast a long shadow over all that Vikramaditya holds dear. And into this shadow steps Indra, bearing an old grudge — and a devastating new weapon.
How much longer before the Guardians of the Halahala finally fall apart?

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About the Author:
Shatrujeet Nath is the creator of the runaway national bestseller series Vikramaditya Veergatha, a four-book mytho-fantasy arc which includes The Guardians of the Halahala, The Conspiracy at Meru and The Vengeance of Indra. Described as “a new face to Indian mythology” by DNA, Shatrujeet writes for movies and web shows as well. He is also the author of The Karachi Deception, an Indo-Pak spy thriller.



Amitabh Pandey

Cover Reveal : Love in Lutyen's Delhi by Amitabh Pandey

3:22:00 PM

**A sparkling #love story with a difference**


*       Are women in urban India becoming independent, or is it just an illusion?
*       Are the young men of India truly liberal? Will they stand by their partners or conform to their traditional family values?
*       Have the urban youth been able to break out of their class hangovers?

About the book:

Akriti ‘Akku’ Patel and Sanjay ‘Sanju’ Saran become friends in kindergarten, lovers in college, and then hit the real world. With bureaucrats for parents, Sanju’s world is one of power, privilege and entitlement.

Akku, on the other hand, is brought up by a single mother – a distinguished surgeon widowed very young – and an aunt who is a smart and sassy books editor with commitment problems. Sanju’s mind is in turmoil as he chooses to abandon his dreams and, like his parents, looks to the Civil Services for what he thinks will be a meaningful career. Meanwhile, Akku, armed with a BTech from IIT, is jetting off to California, land of systems design and fun-loving computer geniuses.

Can their love survive these growing differences? Or will the compulsions of Lutyens’ Delhi stand in the way of their togetherness?

About the Author:


AMITABH PANDEY studied Economics at St Stephen’s College and Delhi School of Economics. He taught Economics at an undergraduate college of Delhi University and then joined the Indian Railways where he worked for twenty-four years, during the course of which he conceptualized, implemented and managed the Railways’ online ticket reservation system at the IRCTC. In 2007, Amitabh shifted to the private sector and spent five years building business software. He now lives in Noida and writes full-time.

Books by Amitabh Pandey

female lead

Review: The Woman Who Saw the Future by Amit Sharma

7:38:00 PM

The Woman Who Saw the Future The Woman Who Saw the Future by Amit Sharma
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked the blurb when I first saw the book on kindle. And though I had the vague idea where the book headed as I started it, this was a ride I thoroughly enjoyed . One woman who started seeing  future deaths and thus began a decade of saving people, being famous and dealing with personal relationship that become a public trial.  One mistake and it never is the same again , but is it all worth the price ? This book raises some good questions about fame and relationships while never being too judgemental. All characters are well sketched and very realistic. There is no spare cast or scene and that keeps the book very entertaining till the end.

Brilliant writing and the plot was without loop holes.  The book is in multiple narration format that kept the book very interesting and varied voices gave it a unique feel.  This is the kind of book that makes me hopeful about the Indian fiction genre. One of the best thriller I read this year from Indian author.

My rating : 4/5

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Two Harlan Coben Novels

8:56:00 PM

              I am slowly, but surely becoming a huge fan of Coben. Last week, I finished reading two of his domestic thrillers.Caught (2010) and Hold Tight (2008). I must say that that both the books were gripping, fast paced and truly entertaining. While the former is about a 17 year old girl (who has suddenly gone missing) and a TV sting that has gone horribly wrong , the latter is about the sinister secrets harboured by a teenage boy and also deals with themes like abuse of prescription drugs, teenage suicide topically. While the plotting of Caught is quite similar to Coben's previous works, Hold Tight is a marked departure from his usual style.What make both these works quite different from the usual thrillers is the fact that they both deal with quite relevant issues and that too in a fast paced and quite entertaining manner.



                        'Caught' starts off with an innocent man getting falsely implicated in a crime which he never did ,but the book is a lot more than that.Infact a lot of things happen in this 300+ page tale. A girl mysteriously disappears , a T.V reporter is on the run trying hard to prove a point, and there is also a group of men caught in a very tricky situation.The narrative is fast paced and there is never a dull moment but towards the end ,we get a feeling that the writer tried to pack in a whole lot of things in quick succession.There are twists galore in the end and before the reader can fully assimilate the first one, there comes the second one, the next and so on. On the whole, the work is a pretty good, entertaining read!

                       'Hold tight' follows the pattern of the typical Coben domestic thrillers.There is this family who are happily living the American dream and then suddenly they discover that their son (Adam) is harbouring a sinister secret. He starts behaving in a weird way and the panicked parents (Mike and Tiya) install a spyware in his computer.Soon the boy disappears and 'Hold Tight' is all about their race against time to get their son back.The book also deals with the many unethical practices existing in the field of health care and drug trade. On the whole,a truly gripping thriller!


-nikhimenon

                 

Fiction

Review: Undelivered Letters by J Alchem

8:07:00 AM

Undelivered Letters Undelivered Letters by J. Alchem
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This short novella is like a outline and a glimpse into the complete book to come.Aron ,a postman finds a bag of letters that he forgot to deliver 20 years ago. He decides to give them to the recipient or the family and thus begins the stories if the people who wrote or were supposed to receive these.

This novella covers three of them and that was enough to show the excellent writing and imagination of the author.  I want to read about all the letters mentioned now. Every story, every letter tugged emotions out of me. This is brillian in plot and execution alike.

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