Book: Let The Game Begin
Author: Sandeep Sharma
Plot: Two kingdoms, Chaturanga and Sarprakt, separated by a mystic mountain range are at war with each other since ages. Chaturanga, ruled by King Viratha, is soon bestowed with a dynamic heir, and the whole kingdom is drowned in rituals and festivity. On the other side, Sarprakt is executing a cruel conspiracy. King Viratha, crippled by the conspiracy, urges the mysterious man of the mountain to devise a method to recreate the conspiracy and that gave birth to ‘The Game of Chess’.
Serial killings shock the nation as the police are rendered clueless. The killer leaves behind a trail of chess pieces with a strange message. Random people are murdered. Connoisseurs of different fields – History, Chess and the Security forces – have united as the next intended victim is the most powerful person of the country. How is Chess involved in the whole scenario? How will they find a man who died 4000 years ago? Can a person defy the laws of nature? Does history really repeat itself? Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
You will never view Chess in the same light again
First of all a huge thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book and allowing me to get accostomed to his work and the series
Only one world comes to my mind when i talk about this book and that is “fast”. The book truly flies and is a through and through fast paced thriller. All you have to do is buckle yourself tight to your seat and get ready for an adventurous ride because you will never know when you have rushed past through the chapters.
Let the Game begins puts together a new version of chess and the book is nothing less of an action thriller movie because every chapter and paragraphs of the book is narrated and written like a cinematic experience. With the book you get straight and direct narration of events and facts and nothing that will feel like being inserted to garnish or fill in the space.The book sticks to its point and the events are quick to follow and is tremendously filled with adrenaline.
if you will face something not appealing with the book then that would be the pace in itself because it is quite fast but for people like me it is a blessing in disguise as i would rather know what happens next rather than stop and learn what one is feeling in a particular scene. No i will take all the emotional dilemmas in another half and would rather see some blood and bones flying in the scene
The pace would be completely upon perception as some may love it but others would find it a little uncomfortable but as i said before i loved it and what is even more interesting is the way the story twists and turns itself to make it thumping with life and excitement.
Pace is really fast, narration is strictly to the point and kept simple and smooth to make it easier to grasp the heavily volatile things that is happening through the chapter and i really like that about the book because the story continuously flicks between past and present and thank god for the simpler narration because had not been that the case, it would have been difficult to track
If you love a fast paced thriller then go for it. You will get through it quickly and will leave with the feeling of have watched a highly action packed movie