Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Book Review of Son of Shiva by Preetha

Two months back I reviewed "Shiva in the City of Nectar" by Preetha and it was a wonderful experience. "The Son of Shiva" was the similar experience for me. The main attraction of the book series is the cover design and artwork. I simply love it. Her other book "Navagraha Purana" is also on my wishlist.


Book Blurb
The asura king snarled and launched an avalanche of arrows at his adversary. Kartikeya countered with his mystic spear, which emitted a flurry of sparks, incinerating the oncoming missiles with consummate ease. The champion of the gods then whirled his discus. The twirling orb of light danced lethally through the asura army, obliterating Surapadma’s hordes. Weaponless, armour shattered and flagstaff severed, Surapadma stood defenseless on the field.

Son of Shiva is the gripping narrative of the warrior-god Kartikeya, commander-in-chief of the heavenly hosts, and epitome of wisdom and valour. The book depicts in mesmerizing prose the monumental battle between the forces of good and evil, as embodied by the devas and asuras.
Though book's title protagonist is Kartikeya - 'The Son of Shiva", ardent love of Preetha towards Shiva is visible through the book. Sixty percent of stories were related to Shiva. "Shiva in the City of Nectar" was a collection of short stories about Shiva related Madurai. This part is more theme oriented. The antagonist of our story is Surapadaman, son of sage Kashyapa & Asura princess Maya. As instructed by Shukracharya, Surapadaman got books from Shiva & won 108 realms. With the power, he turned towards Adharma, which took him towards destruction. Shiva's son Kartikeya was born to bring these lose demons & asura under control. He launched an attack on Surapadaman. 

Talking about narration style, it is simply awesome and flawless. I kept turning pages. I hated when I had to put the book aside. And pictures of Shiva & Kartikeya are too good. One can gift this book to any age, any genre readers.

I would like to apologize author for taking extra time to read this book

Talking about ratings
  1. Cover 5/5
  2. Characters - 5/5
  3. Concept - 4/5
  4. Overall - 4.5/5
Book can be found at Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

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