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Could Have Been Better
9 October 2018
The novel starts with a bang. There was this greedy monkey Valikesh in the Hanuman's army who get hold of an atrractive looking red stone. Despite of many warnings he didn't let go of that evil stone. The result was many mysterious and horrifying things happened with the poor monkey. At this point you will get a few glimpses of the dangerous monster Tarikshir anxiously waiting for a compatible and consenting host to come into action. That one chapter was mind-blowing and the book appeared to be promising. But sadly Tarikshir remains out of action throughout and my excitement about the book was also short lived.
There were many elements in play but none synchronize properly to become a part of bigger picture. There were British Residents, a supernatural evil power Tarikshir, a dangerous creature Tamingila, zombies, the Wind Asura, a revolutionary group The Red Tiger Rebel, an evil but a powerful red stone and a witch.
If I talk about the characters, then none of them excited me, especially the protagonist Rudra. His character didn't evolve properly. His character started as a confused and diffident, unable to take right decisions and he remained so till the end. I didn't find him inspiring. At least the author should have portrayed him as a great soldier with extraordinary fighting skills.
The book could have been better.