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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Book Review: The Curse of Brahma by Jagmohan Bhanver (Krishna Trilogy #1)

Author: Jagmohan Bhanver
Genre: Mythological Fiction

Publisher: Rupa


Price: 295 INR
The man who became a brahmarishi....
The curse that banished him to the hell of hells....
And the revenge that threatens to destroy the three worlds.....

When Lord Brahma, the God of Creation, banishes his star pupil from Swaeglok in a fit of rage, he does not foresee that his decision will alter the fate of the three worlds. Mortally wounded, and anguished at Brahma's unfair punishment, his pupil struggles to survive in Tamastamah Prabha, the hell of hells. In time, he becomes the Dark Lord, the most feared figure in Pataal Lok, who she wears to destiny Brahma.

The power of the Dark Lord soon begins makes its presence felt in the mortal world. Vasudev, the brave prince of Bateshwar, becomes the hunter of Asura assassins; his closest friend, Kansaa, almost dies while trying to save his sister from a group of deadly monsters; and the most valiant kings in Mrityulok turn over to the dark side, driven by forces beyond their control.

Only one person threatens the Dark Lord's well-laid plans - Devki, the beautiful princess of madhuvan, who is destined to give birth to the warrior Krishna.

Will the Dark Lord allow Krishna - the person who has been prophesised to destriy him - to be born?
My Views:

As I got the book for an honest review, the first thing which attracted me, is the superb book cover, this book has. Now let's talk about the story:
This book 1st of the Krishna Trilogy, is basically story up to Krishna's birth, this is not the usual Lord Krishna's life story at all.
As in Indian mythology, we know the story of Lord Krishna, His maternal Uncle the Evil King Kansa, who after listening the prophecy that his sister's eighth son will kill him, imprisoned them and does his best to kill all children of Devki and Vasudeva.
But this novel tells a different hidden story behind turning of noble prince, who loved his sister devki very much, in to an evil king and why such a drastic change?
It tells the story of Amartya, bright pupil of Lord Brahma,
who was exiled by his teacher and who went on to become the most feared evil Lord - See more at: http://www.njkinnysblog.com/2015/11/book-review-curse-of-brahma-by-jagmohan.html#.dpuf
who, after exiled and sent to Pataal Lok by Brahma, changed from a Brahmarishi to the dark Lord Kalyanesu, and plans to seek revenge.
It tells the story of birth and childhood of Devki and Kansa, love affair of Devki and Vasudeva, the sacrifice of Kansa to save his beloved sister Devki, and his rebirth as an Asura, and being played in hand of evil forces.  
Overall It completely changes the evil characterization of Kansa, as we know earlier. 

It also asks questions about the evil and the good and wonders aren't they two sides of the same coin?
And most importantly it creates curious plot for the next part, hope we will soon have from the author.

Well I have disclosed very much the story line of the novel already. For much detail, grab a copy and read it.

Overall Rating: 3/5

Language & Editing: Readable but needs little tightening in narration here and there.

Story line: New vivid prospective about known characters of Indian mythology, promising, interesting plot full of drama. Some times it feels that novel should have been cut short to engage reader's interest through out the book.

Book review done for b00k r3vi3w

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