- Paperback: 202 pages
- Publisher: Notion Press; 1 edition (23 June 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 938404976X
- ISBN-13: 978-9384049768
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,91,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Mystery of Bila Land Paperback – 23 Jun 2014
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Top customer reviews
I loved this book, or better, I am enamoured by this book. The best part is the story of the book. It's fresh, glossy , a bit of it is mythical but yet with modern outlook. Above all , the author has come out as a great story teller.
After reading the first few pages of the book I started liking the style of the author. During this whole read I never found a dull moment in the book and that is the magic of the story vis-a-vis author's writing style.
I am highly impressed by this book and the author. I rate it 5/5.
I did't purchased it, this is the review copy I got form author. I am very thankful to him and very glad to review it.
This review is what I felt & totally unbiased.
Nitish Krishna, you are very talented. The way you imagine the expressed whole story is just awesome.
This is a story of boy “Vibhas” who is a mountain trekker. He use to wake up daily in the morning by same dream for 15 years. He didn’t understand what these dreams are about and what they try to communicate.
Once he went on a trekking expedition near Indo-Nepal border with his friends. Accidently he stuck up in a mysterious land, the same land which he saw in his dreams. The Bila Land. There he met with the descendants of Lord Krishna & a beautiful girl “Shubha”.
From this point story picks up dramatically and I bet you will not leave until you finish it.
Recommended to all who love mystery
Even though this book can be called from the genre of historical fiction but it is better than most of the books releasing these days as an adaptation of mythologies that we have already seen on television or read from great saints of India. The way Bilas are described and the land is mentioned shows how respectfully author has created the plot that assures the essence of the story isn't lost. I also loved the character of Madhav, Shubh and her father's a lot. Every character, even in a 150-pages book, is well-explained and created. You can feel every character's emotion. The climax of the book is something that takes this several levels up and does not let you feel let down even when it has a touch of sadness. That's where I developed respect for the story-telling skill of the author. This is one book I would ask everyone to read if they like reading historical fictions. It's a light read. I give it 3.75*/5.
I really liked this book. The narration is great and the story was really good. I felt that the ending was kind of rushed and the cover looks lacklustre. I never had an idea that Vibhas was an incarnation of Arjun. The plot twists were well executed so I really felt like knowing what happened next. A brilliant read overall.
'The Mystery of Bila Land' revolves around Vibhas, a seemingly-ordinary young man who has been haunted by the same dream every night since his childhood. As his life takes a turn for the extraordinary during a mountaineering expedition, Vibhas is forced to reconsider several things that he had previously dismissed, while going on a mission that he would never have even imagined. This story traces his journey as he comes to terms with his destiny, and discovers things about himself that he never knew.
The plot was startlingly original, and the descriptions of the scenery were beautiful. There were some really imaginative ideas that I loved, such as the birds from Zambia, the waterfall within the waterfall, and so on. I especially enjoyed the plot-twist towards the end!
"This is what happens with all humans. They search for answers outside, far away from their souls. While the answer lies within."
There were some philosophical undertones to the story which I really enjoyed. The references to matters like materialism and human greed were subtle, but I felt that these added a great deal of depth to the book.
Overall, I really loved this book! I'd recommend it to anybody with a basic knowledge of Hindu mythology.
With his debut novel, Nitish Krishna has certainly proved his worth as a storyteller.
Can't wait to read Book 2!