Book Name – Soul Warrior
Author – Falguni Kothari
Number of Pages – 404
Publishing Year – 2015
Edition – Kindle
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Twisted myths. Discretion advised.
Fight fate, or succumb to destiny?
In the dark Age of Kali, the Soul Warrior alone stands guard over the Human Realm, protecting its denizens from evil-willed asuras or demons. When a trick of fate appoints him guru to a motley crew of godlings, he agrees to train them as demon hunters against his better judgment. Suddenly, Lord Karna is not only battling the usual asuras with sinister agendas, but also rebellious students and a fault-ridden past.
Spanning the cosmic realms of mythic India, here is a tale of a band of supernatural warriors who come together over a singular purpose: the salvation of Karna’s secret child.
When I started reading the book, I was expecting a mythological fiction like many similar books. The story of Karna and Draupati with a twist in the Mahabharata background. I did not expect anything novel or extraordinary. But, authoress surprised me with her imaginations. Karna and Draupati in the present scenario is a fresh experience of reading.
The highlight of the book is the language. Falguni has set a benchmark for the Indian authors. The book is mythological, fantasy, and science fiction: all in one.
When everything is new, the book forces the readers to cling to it. Character craft is another plausible factor. Karma’s temper and temperature connection is interesting imagery.
We have heard and read Srishti, Sthiti, Samhara in relation to Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar. But, have you thought of the anagram Generator, Operator and Destroyer for GOD? FALGUNI did, which proves her talent.
While surprising the readers with the imagery, there were some areas which stood out like a carbuncle. Addressing gods as stooges, calling Goddess Parvati babe etc were like an eyesore for me at least. I personally think that 2015 or 2115, image of gods should not be changed.
The story of Karna and Draupati in 2015
Reviewed for the publisher
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
Falguni Kothari is a New York-based hybrid author, and an amateur Latin and Ballroom dance silver medalist with a semi-professional background in Indian Classical dance. She writes in a variety of genres sewn together by the colorful and cultural threads of her South Asian heritage and expat experiences. She is published in India in contemporary fiction with global e-book availability, and launches her mythic fantasy series, the Age of Kali, with SOUL WARRIOR. When not writing, dancing or being a domestic goddess, she fools around on all manner of social media, and loves to connect with readers.
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