Top positive review
19 June 2019
Narasimha: The Mahaavatar Trilogy Book 1
has been one fine read about Lord Vishnu's incarnation as Narsimha.
Starting with the cover, it indeed is an epitome of how covers should be. The real essence of Narsimha and Hiranyakashyap's story is very well depicted through it.
Coming to the story, its a fictionalized retelling of the story of Lord Narsimha. The storytelling and gripping narration wins the reader over. But fyi, this is not the actual mythological story we know, its just an amalgamation of the author's imagination and various sides of the same story, blended together to give a coherent fiction to the readers.
Also, a mythological fiction is inadequate without a map. Yes! A map of Illavarti (the place where the story is set) makes facts in the book coherent with each other.
There were some inconsistency in the way the story was flowing. And the length of the book made it ungripping as the story progressed.
Characters were developed aptly with equal focus on sub-characters also.
Overall, mythology recaptulated!