I have no words to describe.. the book is simply awesome.. I took the whole day to finish, but i took it little slow to absorb the richness the author had commended over the vocabulary and the scene set.. Its like u are there like an atma watching over everyone.. Thanks for a wonderful experience.. Since this book released nearly after one and half to two years, it was difficult to remember entire book 1 alternate names and stuff but i was able to correlate everyone.. Truly a wonderful book of art.. I love Maya.. The way the author takes her, its almost brilliant..
Thanks for a wonderful book Mr.Christopher C Doyle.. I would definitely read both the books before the next book releases.. nothing less than extraordinary..
The book itself is exciting. I enjoyed the first one in the series and the second is also similarly good. I wasn't expecting much honestly before reading these and looking at the title alone. I thought they would be another retelling of mythology which I have personally got tired of. But it was different - this is a fantasy series for young adults as I found out when I started reading but it was interesting enough so I stuck with it even though I'm no longer a teenager. My excuse is, the author is not either! :D
It channels a a bit Harry Potter but in the end all fantasy novels are fairly similar in plot. So it wasn't a turn off for me.
But I do have a problem with one thing in these books and the author in general and that is the number of chapters he has in all his books - there are about 100 chapters (in that ball park, don't remember the exact count) in a book that is 400 something pages. Some chapters are just 2 pages, and between one chapter and the next even the scene hasn't changed! And if you see the chapter title you can guess what's going to happen in it. Not sure why the author chose to write that way and why the publisher went with it. That is a terrible idea.
Christopher Doyles's writings take you on a roll as he tricks your emotions bringing his fictional world close to the reality of writings in various Parvas of Mahabharata. The moment you have begun to settle down and enjoy the ride is when he suddenly rocks your fantasy world with the sudden twists in the tale. The second book in The Pataala Prophecy Series, the novel takes off from the earlier novel and builds a cohesive narrative that is sure to lead to a great climax. Christopher's novels make you fall in love with Mahabharata and make you want to read the unabridged version. For me, the climax was almost an anti climax... I would have wanted Arjun to fight more bravely rather than meekly surrender. Other than that the novel was hell of a ride.....
If I had to write about how magical the books of Christopher are then this is the most amusing magic of words he has ever performed till now. Chris's writing has reached to the point where you are no more a reader but very much a part of the journey which you cannot leave or stop in between. This book is like "The Mists of Brahma" like as described in the book itself (read it in detail there), magical, mystical, thriller and enchanting. This is not just a Must Read!!! This is a Must Feel creation of Chris!!! Amazing!!!!! And now the most difficult part begins.... To wait for the Third Book in the series!!!
Unfortunately i can give only a rating of 5 stars, although this is much beyond that. The way Christopher has described every minute detail, especially Maya's mind & thought control things, and the way the events have been organised, is exactly the definition of perfection. One can easily get lost in the world and also try to get the characters alive in front of himself by sheer imagination. Just too good, as i had expected from him....
I have read all the books written by Christopher C Doyle so far and I have indeed enjoyed the experience of reading them. The mists of brahma surpasses all expectations in writing, imagination, reference from the past and also the book cover. The transition from one scene or chapter to another is no less than a cinematic experience and it does not only keep you hooked but also actively engaged in the story. It truly is a brilliant read!
Good story. However the book ends abruptly and left me wanting for more!! The 400+ pages didn’t seem enough! Just how many more books are there in the pataala series? I guess there can be so much to explore that there could easily be 10 books! Cant wait for the next one!!
This book is worth giving your time, though you'll get hooked right after couple of chapters and every chapter is of 2-3 pages max. Cuz of which you'll feel like thing are progressing and story is getting interesting. finally if you like Indian mythology you should read it. But If you dont then this book can be the one will make you. SUSPENSEFUL. Can't wait for the next one