Well firstly, I just want to take a moment to slowly clap for all the “bright” ones who are giving away the ending of the trilogy in their titles/reviews and the ones who are rating the book without even having read it. Both such reviews need to be taken down; they are ignorant and demeaning to the readers and to the author. (Please) Coming to the book now: It's a good ending. An ending worth buying the book for. I have never prebooked any book, and I was glad to have done so when I finished the book, so that should say something! I liked how this book, unlike the 2nd book of the series, had far, FAR less typos. I loved the pace of things. Usually as a story draws to an end it feels like a drag, that was not the case here. I still found the cover art to be not as exciting as the one of book 2 and I mean the red color based one, not the blue one (thats subjective i know, but its my suggestion for future books). I wish it would have had more touching moments, like the end was, one where I would have felt a bit more ensconced. All in all, I would highly recommend the series.
Was waiting for this book since a long time, after reading the first two books of the series, I was really excited to know how this story will end. And, the different twists that keep coming in the story really keeps the reader's interest intact... "Manasa" character was my favourite in the story... The war strategies that she adopts and the way she fights is amazing.. The last confrontation between "Dharma" and "Adharma" is equally amazing...
It was a great fantasy series that comes to an end with this book, and I have totally loved the journey of Kalki, Kali, Arjan...
This book is a last and 3rd book of kalki trilogy .the story revolves around as kalki , the protagonist, Kali and Arjan.the story starts with kalki looking for sword of shiva and after many surprising turns involving jambvan , lord parashuram and ashvathama.he comes to know that is dharam incarnate and his brother arjan is adharm .whom he has to kill How kalki and arjan reconciles wid the fact that they have to kill each, other is the climax of the book. This book is long read of 350 plus pages.Go for it if mythology fantasy genre is your forte
The third book of Kalki Trilogy is a masterpiece with the right blend of action & philosophy. A tale of the victory of good over evil with Kevin Missal style of youthfulness which is high on entertainment and adventure. The entertainment aspect of the story is bang on but besides that, "Mahayoddha Kalki - Sword of Shiva" is also a thought-provoking tale which provides its readers something to think about. There are a lot of social and moral lessons to take from this book.
Though it was abrupt, the ending is noteworthy with a tone of gloom which becomes obvious from the last few pages.
Kudos to Kevin Missal for mapping and phrasing such a magnificent series and I hope it gets translated into a movie sometime.
The story starts right from the end of the last book. Kalki is out to finish his journey and Arjan is a prisoner in the city. I can’t really narrate the story because everything is a surprise and a spoiler. . I feel like the author had very strong points about what might be Dharm and Adharm in the first book but it has kind of become repetitive and predictable in the third one.
The story and the twists and turns are still very enjoyable and I had to read it because of the cliff hangers in the previous book. The ending broke my heart. I never imagined that Dharm would cry for Adharm in the end. . Please read the #kalki series!
Mahayodhha Kalki is the finale book in the Kalki trilogy penned by Kevin Missal. The book starts exactly from where the previous one finished.
Kalki, who was on his way to meet Bhargava Ram, finally reaches his destination, crossing all hurdles. But a big shock awaits him there. Somehow, as he moves ahead, he finally seems to have found a messiah and a trainer for himself. In the city, Arjan is facing hardships and discovering a lot of new information about himself. Seeking support from the most unlikely, he is finding it hard to process the new information. The female warriors mentioned in the second book, are still in scene, stronger and more powerful than before. Manasa has partnered with Vibishan to fulfil her plans, Durukti is supporting Arjan to the best of her capabilities, Padma is on his way back to the city, but their stories are full of twists and turns. It is becoming difficult to give the plot without spoilers, so I am going to leave you to read the book.
Like the previous two books, even this one has a smoothly flowing writing. Missal is successful in not letting the reader get bored even with this length of the book. The character growth is shown well. Yet again, the vivid writing style transports you to those times in the city. While somethings come by as a surprise, a few of them also became predictable towards the end. The climax was shocking, but somewhere in the second half of the book, the hints did make it a little expected. I believe the cover could have been more attractive. The concepts of dharm and adharm were not as intriguing as they were in the previous books. In this one, it came as more of repetition. Nonetheless, the element of fiction and fantasy makes it a perfect read for fantasy lovers.