Book Title: Tarikshir The Awakening
Author: Khayaal Patel
Format: Paper Back
Publisher: Westland publication
Total Number of Pages: 332 pages
Tarikshir The Awakening which is author Khayaal Patel’s debut book is a rightful mix of fantasy , mythology and adventure . He has successfully created an intriguing tale in the premise of an princely state called Devangarh with well etched characters . Through vivid imagination and interesting story line the books keep the readers enthralled in this mystique world.
A small princely state in Rajasthan is the last bastion of resistance against the might of the British Empire. While unrest surrounding the sudden death of the king of Devangarh grows, young prince Rudra Pratap Chauhan prepares to ascend the throne.
But the kingdom is in turmoil. The Devangarh army is outnumbered and the British forces are closing in. To make matters worse, Rudra discovers the king’s death may not have been accidental after all. The strange appearance and disappearance of a mysterious hooded stranger and a series of ritualistic murders in which the bodies have been drained of blood, spread panic across the realm.
As Rudra struggles to manage his new responsibilities and investigate his father’s death, he stumbles upon dark dangerous secrets that will destroy everything he now holds together.
My Take and takeaways
To begin with the cover and title are very apt, totally in sink with plot but manages to stir a curiosity in the reader . A large portion of the first half of book is utilised in developing the premise of the plot which kind of lower the pace initially but after that the book gets engaging. As we enter into the mysterious developments and join Rudra the main protagonist in his journey of adventure we get hooked completely. The twists in the story are worth the wait. Characters are a major plus ,they are interesting at the same time has that mysteriousness which keeps one guessing their true nature. You keep guessing who the killer of Raja is because no body seems to be trustworthy. The anticipation Whether the mighty Tarikshir introduced in prologue be awakened to wreck havoc is also an interesting dimension of the plot. The writing style is simple but effective. Especially the story building and the detailing given to each character manages to carve a place for each one in readers memory .
The imaginative world created by Khayaal Patel is totally worth a ride. It will definitely keep you hooked if you enjoy fantasy – adventure and I totally recommend this book.
I received this book from writersmelon for an unbiased review.