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8 March 2019 at 12:00:00 am

Book Review of ‘Agniputr – When Agni First Spoke’ by Vadhan

Do you like reading fantasy? What are your thoughts about Indian fantasy writers? Would you like to read a book which is mainly based on Paranormal, Fantasy and Quantum Physics?
Then, this is the book for you.

Agniputr- When Agni First Spoke
Published by- Bloomsbury India
Author- Vadhan
Format- Paperback
My ratings- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
*This is a review copy that was sent to me by the author. However, all the opinions and thoughts are my own and not biased.*
When ace lawyer, Raghuram Surya, received an order of requisition from the Government of India for his ancestral castle, he was unaware of the Sutram beneath it or his own legacy. He will have to choose between the world’s end or his own.
Before long, the lawyer takes on India’s most powerful politician, Kiromal, a man utterly obsessed with power. Kiromal and his sinister Tantric advisor intend to use the evil beneath the castle to play God.
Raghuram finds an ally in Sheila, a scientist who is tasked to investigate the Sutram. Using Quantum science to interpret a Vedic verse, they will have to unravel the secrets of Creation to stop the destruction. Through it all, they have to be one step ahead of Kiromal just to stay alive.
Now is the time of final reckoning. Will Kiromal harness the evil to rule the world? Or will the Sutram break free to eradicate the planet? Or, are Raghuram and Sheila merely pawns in an even deadlier game?
About the Author-
With more than two decades as a litigator and consultant for legislative compliance, Vadhan turned to writing a few years ago. He is a lawyer by training, an entrepreneur and dreamer. His first book, ‘Shatru’, part of the Kronikles series, is highly praised and critically reviewed to be one of the best fantasy novels in India. Vadhan is married with two children. He aspires to be a politician and a reformist one day. Vadhan lives in New Gurgaon, India, with his wife.

My Review-
I don’t believe what I just read! This is brilliant! So let’s start from the start. The first fragment of the book talks about the Sutram which is an evil power that’s beyond Science and has the capability to destroy the Universe. Now, the language consists of heavy vocabulary so if you are someone who doesn’t understand that heavy English, then you will end up being in a reading slump like I was. But after I read the first 10 pages, I was hooked to the core. The story is fast paced. There are elements of paranormal, suspense, fantasy, thrill, mystery and a lot and lot of physics. It is published by one of the best publishing house in the business so for that matter, I will say that the cover of the book is average. But don’t the cover only! Those who think novels are wastage of time should definitely read this book as it will help gain some knowledge too. It basis of this book is physics and science which I thoroughly enjoyed. It is quite a different read and I absolutely loved this book. It is one of the best books I have picked up and I regret not picking it up earlier. It will take some time to adjust with the author’s writing style but once you do that, you will want to read more and more. I loved the ending! It was simple and still holds a mystery for the next book of the series which I hope will be published soon. You should definitely invest in a book like this.

Do I recommend this book?

Yes, absolutely. It’s my favourite right now.
I sincerely thank the author for the review copy. I will be back with more reviews. Stay tuned 🙂

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