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9 December 2017
Kalki by Kevin Missal is an mythological fiction, nothing is do with original kalki nor ramayanam/mahabharatham. The story is based on the sayings from Lord Govind, avatar of vishnu “Whenever there is a decline in righteousness and an upsurge in unrighteousness, at that time, I take birth again.”
Before the kaliyug getting started the adharm was getting its way higher. Its the time for Lord Vishnu, Gods of gods take his avatar to downfall the adharm and bringing back peace and dharm.
Lord Kali is a leader of a clan which is known for its evilness, clan consists of Pisacha, Asur, Rakshahsa, Nagas. This clan have recently captured the Keekatpur. And still trying to establish their empire but due to the illness of their leader kali stayed back in keekatpur, his Drukuti decides to search for soma stones which can cure anything.
In mean parallel at the village of shambala situated on the outskirts of keekatpur capital of Indragargh where the Vishnu's 10th incarnate to takes place. One day when Vishnuyath hari's pregnant wife get sick and it can't get curable vishnuyath hear from oldagers that it is curable with the help of soma stones only gettable in the mountains of shambala. He gives soma's to her wife it get the sickness cured and she delivers the baby where they naming the boy as Kalki hari. The boy growing up normal but not as his age kids. He is more stronger, active and smart. When this boy grown up his father vishnuyath hari is kidnapped by Mleechas, tribals in the mountains.
During the time of trying to rescue his father he meeting kripacharya, an chiranjeevi who is living from the period of previous avatar and taken part in the Mahayudh. But he can't able to rescue his father but he comes to know his purpose towards this avatar.
When the adharm kali and dharm kalki meets each other battle of shambala occurs, good and evil faces each other before that kali gets betrayed by his own troops and kalvi gets training from acharya Kripa.
Battle of Shambala and Rise of kali is two major parts. Language is so simple in the way of understanding by all. Also I can see the influence of bahubali, Meluha trilogy by Amish Tripathi. But its more interesting and adventurous more fantasy oriented then history. I can see the writer's concern towards culture and rituals of Manavs an good sign.
Also author has created his own world of imagination beautifully with timeline and map. Characters and places where also easily gettable without any complications.
Overall, Kalvi by Kevin Missal is an good book to read for all GOT, Lord of rings, Bahubali sort of lovers. I liked the editing which is flawless and narration of author he carried out the 470 pages without boring and irritating.