Thursday, October 26, 2017

BookReview - The Resurrection of Evil by Neelabh Pratap Singh

I would like to thank Neelabh for sending this book review copy and like to thank Sheetal from HaloofBooks for connecting me with Neelabh. The Resurrection of Evil is a fantasy story based on Hindu mythological characters.

Book blurb
When an antique artefact is stolen from National Museum, Delhi, a reckless and stubborn police officer, ACP Aryan, is placed at the helm of the case. Uncovering each layer of the truth, Aryan discovers that the people on the hunt for the artefact are the descendants of those who are found only in the scriptures of Indian mythology- The Asuras.

From the gateway of Lord Vishnu- Haridwar to God's own country- Kerala, from fiery pursuits to narrow escapes, the mystery of the artefact draws Aryan into a lethal maze of vengeance, betrayal and dreadful secrets. With time slipping out of hands like sand, Aryan must unravel the secret motive of his adversaries. Else, this story of Good vs Ancient evil might not end with the victory of Good.
The main protagonist of our story is ACP Aryan. In Delhi, an artifact or ancient time (which was recently excavated a site near Haridwar). When local police tried to capture culprit, things went out of hand and 2-3 constables died on the spot. Being a Mumbai police ACP, he was sent to Delhi for a robbery case to save the image of police. On inquiring about the background of artifact - cauldron multiple mythological stories came out in front of Aryan. Various ancient banished clans were after pot. Many people lost their lives in this fight. The real story behind cauldron was revealed in the climax.

When I started reading first 20-30 pages, I was trying to relate things. Especially, murder case in beginning and turner's capturing event. Things were somewhat complex during this part. I have read more complex stories than this one and I know the best solution would keep reading. So my advice for beginners would be don't give up. It's a good story. 

Things I liked
  • Fast-paced story
  • Author's imagination
  • Use of single fact - Kashyapa's wifes & their sons
Though at some places I found mythological facts jumbled up but that's okay from my point of view. A good fast paced read for young adults. Talking about ratings
  1. Cover - 3.5/5
  2. Title - 3/5
  3. Content - 3.5/5
  4. Concept - 3.5/5
  5. Characters - 3.5/5
  6. Overall - 3.5/5
Book can be found at Amazon
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads


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