Book: The Guardians of the Halahala
Plot: The deadly Halahala, the all-devouring poison churned from the depths of the White Lake by the devas and asuras, was swallowed by Shiva to save the universe from extinction.
But was the Halahala truly destroyed?A small portion still remains – a weapon powerful enough to guarantee victory to whoever possesses it. And both asuras and devas, locked in battle for supremacy, will stop at nothing to claim it.As the forces of Devaloka and Patala, led by Indra and Shukracharya, plot to possess the Halahala, Shiva turns to mankind to guard it from their murderous clutches. It is now up to Samrat Vikramaditya and his Council of Nine to quell the supernatural hordes – and prevent the universe from tumbling into chaos!A sweeping tale of honour and courage in the face of infinite danger, greed and deceit, The Guardians of the Halahala is a fantastical journey into a time of myth and legend.
Rating: 5/ 5 stars
If you loved Immortals of Meluha then I am pretty sure this is your next read because as engaging as the Meluha tribe, The landscape and people of Halahala truly draws you into the book.
I have to be honest in saying that I was not aware of this portion of mythology that forms the center of the book. Reading this book has in a way both piqued my interest in the original mythology and in a way also quenched the thirst about the mythological land of Halahala and its background
I loved the way in which the author makes it an engaging thriller ride rather than making the readers acquainted with a mythological story. The author has treated it like an adventurous fiction which makes it perfect for everybody.
Language is a two faced entity for me because during introductions and descriptions it take on a prose and adorned form but at the same time when the real action starts the author has made sure to keep it simple so that the readers can focus on the actual story and not on the vocabulary and language proficiency which is a great thing for me personally who would rather read nursery rhymes than sit through an author’s struggle to scream his doctorate in English. I get it you know English..because you are writing an English fiction ..duh !!
Other thing that you would love about the book is that the author has left notes to help you with the various technical terminologies used so you wouldn’t struggle trying to make the meaning the word while reading the book
An amazing series to look out for.