Top critical review
Could have been better. Not very interesting.
10 June 2019
Astra: The Quest for Starsong by Aditya Mukherjee and Arnav Mukherjee is mythological/fantasy fiction set in ancient India.
Ravana, the King of Lanka, sets on a march to find all the divine weapons (astras), in order to become most powerful and invincible. Seers whisper that he has awakened the Starsong, a mythical Astra which belonged to the Gods. Ravana thirsts for this particular weapon, which will make him invincible. High up in the glistening tower in the city of Ulka, a young boy named Varkan, who is the prince of Ashmaka, was held captive by his uncle. He finally manages to escape from the prison with his mother. However, danger awaits him on his way. The Rakshasas, the army of Ravana, attack him to take away the divine weapon or Astra, Starsong, which originally belongs to the family of Varkan.
Will he be able to protect himself and the Astra Starsong from Ravana? What will happen in the perilous journey? Read the book to know more.
I had expected this book to be rather interesting as I love mythological fictions. But this book failed to impress me. It had a number of flaws. The plot could have been much better. It fails to interest the readers. At times, it was really boring. The narration was not very clear. It has so many characters that it became confusing. Not very impressed with this book.