Blurb A small princely state in Rajasthan is the last bastion of resistance against the might of the British Empire. While unrest surrounding the sudden death of the king of Devangarh grows, young prince Rudra Pratap Chauhan prepares to ascend the throne.
But the kingdom is in turmoil. The Devangarh army is outnumbered and the British forces are closing in. To make matters worse, Rudra discovers the king’s death may not have been accidental after all. The strange appearance and disappearance of a mysterious hooded stranger and a series of ritualistic murders in which the bodies have been drained of blood, spread panic across the realm.
As Rudra struggles to manage his new responsibilities and investigate his father’s death, dark secrets will be uncovered that will disrupt life as he knows it. About the Author Khayaal Patel is working on newer stories set in Rudra’s exciting universe, and when he is not, you can find him reading comic books, watching movies, trying to figure out the secrets of the universe and indulging in his incredibly unhealthy addiction to anything chocolate. This is his first novel.
Review Tarikshir is a blend of mythological and historical fiction. Plot of Tarikshir is amazing with super-amazingly crafted characters. I liked the story and its presentation very much. Cover of the book is perfectly designed. it's eye-catching. I liked the Character of Prince Rudra the most. language-4.5/5 story -4.5/5 characters-5/5 overall rating-5/5
No man's action depends on that of another - Hanuman . . Title - Tarikshir The Awakening Author - Khyaal Patel Publisher - Westland publication Genre - his/fic/mythology Pages - 332 Format - Paperback . . Plot - The prologue starts with the monkey warrior, Valiekesh of Hanuman's army enters Ravan's castle and finds a gem that unleashes the evil. Then the story jumps to the beginning of the British rule in India when Britishers had their eye on the kingdom of Devangarh in Rajasthan ruled by raja Ravindra Pratap Chauhan. He decided to fight with Britishers for the sake of the freedom of his kingdom. But due to his sudden demise the young prince , Rudra Pratap Chauhan had to take the responsibility of the kingdom. Later he suspects that his father was murdered so he starts investigating who is behind all this and gets to know many secrets from the past like his forefathers,the evils they fought,Tarikshir and other creatures. Grab this book to find out what's the secret and who's behind all this. . . Review - 1) The cover of the book is attractive and eye catchy which made me buy this book. One can guess the genre just by looking at it. 2) The title of the book is apt and totally related to the story. 3) The plot is unique and captivating. It is a perfect blend of history,mystery,fantasy,mythology,thriller,etc. The author has done a great job in describing and developing all the characters and situations that one can visualise it easily. 4) Tha language used by the author is simple and easily understandable. 5) Characterization was well developed and described by the author . Each and every character was given utmost importance. 6) The author has created a magical atmosphere in which readers can get lost so easily and can't stand up without completing the book. 7) The flow of the book is fast paced and engaging which keeps the readers hooked till the end. Overall, a page turner. . . Rating - 4.75/5 . . I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves reading mythological and historical books.
"In a war even though someone wins, everyone loses." - Khayaal Patel
Blurb: A small princely state in Rajasthan is the last bastion of resistance against the might of the British Empire. While unrest surrounding the sudden death of the king of Devangarh grows, young prince Rudra Pratap Chauhan prepares to ascend the throne. But the kingdom is in turmoil. The Devangarh army is outnumbered and the British forces are closing in. To make matters worse, Rudra discovers the king’s death may not have been accidental after all. The strange appearance and disappearance of a mysterious hooded stranger and a series of ritualistic murders in which the bodies have been drained of blood, spread panic across the realm. As Rudra struggles to manage his new responsibilities and investigate his father’s death, dark secrets will be uncovered that will disrupt life as he knows it.
I'm always a big fan of mythological fictions and fantasies. And this very book has all the elements of mythology and fantasy in it altogether. What an experience it was!
The book starts with the end of the war between Ram and Ravan and after a scene it takes you to 1826 where Devangarh's young prince Rudra Pratap Chauhan is preparing for a war against the Britishers. The way the time change occurs every time is so intriguingly done that you'll be bound to gobble down everything as fast as you can.
The storyline is unique and absolutely brilliant. From Tarikshir the creature to zombies and other supernatural creatures, there is everything. And each of these creatures are used very cunningly in the proper time and never made it feel like unnatural or absurd. They all have fit into the storyline perfectly.
The writing is extraordinary. Debutant author Khayaal Patel has impeccable writing skills and never I felt that the storyline is struggling or slow or anything like that. The narration is very much crisp and lucid which made the story believable. The pace is breakneck which made it an absolute edge of the seat suspense. The twists and turns are very well plotted and executed. The characters are good as well and made their story and targets very clear. This is a book which has every aspects of the story perfectly plotted and the end result is very much cherishable. I just can't wait for the sequel.
Tarikshir: The Awakening (4/5) . Firstly the cover of the book. I mean a damn interesting and thriller cover. But the depth of book is way more than that. When I heard the title it made me so curios to know more about it. . The story begins in 1800s. When there are British who try to rule the wonderful country india. It's start in Rajasthan. There are British making indian there slaves. This people is also going through the hard of ruling the india. . There is always a war between kingdom and British people as we heard in history. One fine day the kind died and here it comes the role of our protagonist RUDRA. Who find out father death is not accident, its muder. Then story start, . The characters are real well developed. Like every character has its own power. Thought I like little bit of rudra and gazi the person who showed courage , faith. . This is completely fusion of history , mythology , fantasy, suspense there are so many twist and different plot in the book. That's the reason this book keeps up hooked till the end. . The end part is so well written. That ending is unpredictable. But, when you complete the book you will make sense all the things from starting. That's the author wins. If you love history then you should definitely pick up this. . .
Tarikshir: The Awakening by Khayaal Patel is a wonderful novel which is a mix of historical fiction and mythology. Author has connected two Eras in his novel, one which is of Ramayana Period and another which is of the beginning of British rule in India and Author has done a fantastic job in describing events from both times and connecting them without any loopholes. Tarikshir is the name of a Demon who resides in the castle of Ravana - The Demon King from Ramayana times.
The book begins in the castle of Ravana where a Vanar Valikesh, of Hanuman's vanar - sena finds a beautiful but dangerous stone in Ravana's palace. It is the key to Tarikshir's awakening. After that Tarikshir asks Valikesh if he will allow him to take control of his body and Valikesh despite being a selfish coward refuses. Tarikshir kills him and lies in wait of someone else who will free him to wreak havoc on this earth. The story then jumps to the year 1826 where the Kingdom of Devangarh is under threat from British India Army and its proud king Raja Ravindra decides to fight for their Rajputana honor instead of bowing down before English Queen. His son Prince Rudra is still trying to find his true self as he feels like he has to make his father proud by being a warrior but he wants to make his mother happy too who wants peace. Will Raja Ravindra fight against Britishers? Which side would Rudra choose? Will Tarikshir finally rise to wreak havoc?
I loved the narration of the book. It is detailed and good. The blurb of the book was lengthy and it describes the outline of the novel so it is a good point as it will help readers to choose the book. The cover of the book is really beautiful. It makes you believe there is something good and dark behind these pages. I loved the book.
I totally love historic fictions and this one was outstanding. This is a book set in the 19th century. It is a story set in a princely kingdom called Devangarh in Rajasthan. Raja Ravindra was the king and was preparing for the battle with the British. The British side was led by Walken. Raja Ravindra dies a mysterious death while sleeping in his tent at the camp which was setup for the battle. After Raja’s death the crown prince Rudra Pratap Chauhan takes over the command of the kingdom. Rudra Pratap Chauhan reaches out to his trusted advisor Ghazi to help him rule the kingdom, who also dies under mysterious circumstances. The prince finds out that there was a power that was guarded called Tarikshir and if its released, it could cause a lot of damage to mankind. You will have to read the book to know about what is the secret and what happens in the end..or is it just the beginning! Even though this is touted to be a mythological fiction, it mostly just takes snippets of information from Indian Mythology and then spins a historical fiction using the wildest of imagination. This book deserves some extra appreciation for sheer imagination and that comes from a person who is in love with fantasy stories! 🙂 Character development is strong, cover is really nice and title goes well with the story. Now the positive thing about book is the writing style of the author it’s so easy and good that words flow like a river, no difficult jargons being used; which is another plus point. I highly recommend this book to historical, mythological and fantasy lovers, a must read.
Our protagonist is Rudra , yubraj of Devgarh . He founds his father ( the king ) dead during fight between the British and Shoulders of Devgarh . But Rudra founds that the death was not netural . And Rudra gets indulged in finding facts about the reason behind his father's death . He comes to know about certain secrets about supernatural things , that were hidden by Hanumana (of Ramayan ) for the security of humanity . But things he uncovered were far sinister than just death of his father - an evil Tarikshir is waiting to be unveiled. . The story was having a great pace , and it was perfect . The writing was smooth and flawless . Perfect for all ages . The story started with mythological fiction tone, then shifted to historical fiction mode, then after it kept switching between mystery, action, and fantasies. . . Overall this was a perfect book and it deserves 5🌟 no doubt . .
Tarikshir by Khayal Patel is an amazing fictional blend of history and mythology. Set in the approaching era of British India, the story has it’s link to the epic story of Ramayana. The author has skillfully and flawlessly entwined his imagination to mythology and history to give his readers an 'awe-worthy' thriller ! For Rudra, the young Prince of Devangarh, life changes overnight. The responsibility of handling state affairs, saving his kingdom from the wrath of East India Company and to find the person behind the mysterious murders in his kingdom falls upon his shoulder. Digging further into the matters he stumbles upon dark secrets and mystical happenings witnessed by his grandfather. In his diary, Rudra's grandfather warns about the rise of a vile creature, Tarikshir, who would destroy everything and if not stopped would bring the end to this world. And Rudra is the one destined to stop Tarikshir and save the world.
✍️ The plot is unique and amazing, perfectly blending history and mythology on a fictional base. ✍️ The Author has done a great job at the narration part too. ✍️ The characters of the protagonist, Prince Rudra is very well formed, but few other supporting characters could have been defined better. ✍️ The story has a good pace, but certain parts, I felt, were really slow and unnecessarily dragged. ✍️ The ending was great. Albeit there’s a sequel to this book, this book has a complete ending and isn’t left in a cliffhanger. ✍️ The chapters are perfectly linked to each other and the language is simple with elements of mystery and thriller. Overall, Tarikshir is definitely a good read.
A story of kings and wars always captures my attention instantly. This happened to me when I heard about this book. It is said that one must not judge a book by its cover however I could not resist doing this with this book. I had high hopes from the book just by looking at its cover and I am glad that the book did not disappoint me. I give it 5 stars out of 5 and here is my review of it.
The story is set up in Rajasthan and primarily revolves around a mystery. It is the mystery of the death of king and murder of various other people. Rudra gets curious about all this and slowly starts looking into the details to decode the mystery behind all this. However, to find out whether this mystery is solved and who is behind all this, you will have to read this interesting story. It is a blend of thrill, history and fiction which makes it a different combination.
I have already praised the cover of this book at the beginning of my review. The plot is a good one. Though the story will seem to be set up in a typical princely background, it is not a regular boring plot that revolved around just one theme. The narration is another charm of this book. The author has managed to ensure that the readers are glued till the end of the book. It is a page-turner which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. The title developed my curiosity instantly and I found it apt for the book.
If you are a fan of historical thriller, pick up this book as your next read. I read it while travelling and enjoyed the book.
👉This is beautiful blend of different genres ranging from mythological fiction, historical fiction, mystrey, action and fantasy. 👉Cover of the book is beautiful, thrilling, intriguing and mysterious at the same time. It got me curious to read and know more about the book. 👉Title of the book is apt. It is completely relevant and defines the story well. 👉Language of the book is simple, lucid and easy to understand with a good compilation of words. 👉Narration is good but a little slow at the beginning but goes well afterwards. 👉 Characterisation is done well and helps us know about the characters deeply.