‘The Sun loves all of us,’ Kubha said. ‘He spreads his love through his light. Still he has to go to another house every night so that he can love the other people there.’
These lines sent the tone of the book, such beautiful, introspective and selfless. Simple words but with such deep meaning, easy and such a stunning simile. Read the book to know why these words are spoken.
The book is not your regular light reading, but it is sure to keep you hooked for hours on end as you try to unravel the mysteries of Kubha and the challenges she faces.
Ekkos Clan is a gripping and intriguing tale of love, murder, hatred and the citadel of life. This book makes a very convincing tale filled with suspense, intrigue and has a solid history to back up all the claims made.
According to me the book is a historical suspense and a very good one. The research and detailing is very accurate as is the premise of the book. It has sufficient “what if’s” to keep the reader engrossed. The one place where I feel the book got to me was the repetitive descriptions of the historical places and the typical traditional names making it a bit difficult to follow the thread of where this new discovery was taking me. Also many of the characters had pet names and that was confusing but the author did have a detailed genealogy page at the end of the book. It should have been at the beginning, I think. I did manage to find my way as the story line is quite clear and keeps a steady pace.
The characters are all so realistic and endearing. I found Afsar so appealing, engaging and intelligent, the perfect foil to Kratu. Tista, the little sister was sweet, naughty yet the understanding ‘side kick’ for Kratu.
Kratu may be a regular dude but he manages to attract everyone to himself due to his knowledge and calm personality. I think half of his problems were solved because he has amazing women in his life.
The Ekkos Clan is not a light read but a refreshing read, let’s not think of all the things that are impossible but believe that everything is possible. The Ekkos Clan brings these impossible worlds, ideals and lives together leaving the reader enriched and yearning for more.
Who would not wish for his own clan, a dynasty or a tribe; with The Ekkos Clan it almost seems possible.