Saturday, 29 April 2017

The Flame Of Anahata by Saranya Umakanthan - Book Review

"A book that will keep you hooked until the last page - that's The Flame of Anahata"

Book Name: The Flame of Anahata

Author: Saranya Umakanthan

Publisher: General Press

Price: Rs. 295

"They turned to see his tears of love wiping away her blood of agony..."

Diya throws Suraj's proposal back in his face, leaving him broken-hearted. Why would she do so when she loved him desperately?

Suraj finds his Guruji unconscious beside a cave clutching the warrior Indrajith's diary. His heart-rending love story then unfolds. Being trapped in a web of emotions, Indrajith endured the pain of his lost love, hurting himself and trampled Deepali's hope for his adopted brother... Who was he?

Sealed for centuries and holding the Mann-Parivarthana astra, the cave is besieged by evil now. But all attempts to unlock it go futile. Faced with baffling hints, Suraj's intelligence is sorely tested. What is the potent power required to break through that Paanch-Dost-Gupha?


Will the fire of love ever flicker in the hearts of Diya and Suraj?


I haven't read the first part of the Comeback Warrior Triology. Having no knowledge about the first part, this book wasn't that difficult to comprehend. The book cover shows a picture of a princess and that of soldiers who are in warfield. This gives the readers an impression that the book is somewhere related to the era of wars and conquests. The wars have always fascinated me during my childhood and I was convinced that I was going to enjoy this read.
Coming to the story, it has been perfectly crafted. The characters seem to be real. For a moment you will feel that you are with Suraj, the protagonist in his quest for answers. I believe that writing a book series is really difficult as you have to let out only a part of the story. Author has done a marvellous job with this triology. I am eager to read the first and the third book of this triology.
The story starts with present era where Suraj and his team visit a village for their shoot. Time and events lead Suraj to his past and he discovers that he is Indrajith. He has to set things right in this birth in order to avoid the Black Army rule the villages. Is he successfull in finding out the truth that has been hidden for ages? Who helps him in solving this mystery? Who is Diya and how is she related to Suraj?
The narration has been done in third person narrative. The language is lucid and comprehendable. I remembered my grandmother's way of storytelling when I read this story. It is fluent and has no space for confusion. The incidents have been rightly placed with detailed narration. It is this narration that makes you believe that such a place could exist in reality. The book keeps you hooked on to it until the very last page.
I rate:
Cover: 3.5/5
Characters: 3.5/5
Story: 4/5
I rate 'The Flame of Anahata' with 4/5 stars.
Place your orders for this mythological fiction here, on Amazon.

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