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Yama’s Lieutenant and The Stone Witch Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B073563MQR
- Publisher : Ebury Press (17 July 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 1311 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 285 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #342,219 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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And yet, after reading this book, I feel like I should be re-evaluating my decisions.
Yama’s Lieutenant and the Stone Witch was this gorgeous modern spin on an Indian myth that was dark, gripping and had this morbid sense of humour that reminded me of Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight and I LOVED IT.
Let’s break this down:
This was my first book by the author, Anuja Chandramouli, and I loved her style of writing and the way she brought a character as jaded and hurting as Agni Prakash to life through it so much that the minute I reached the end and found out that she is a bestselling Indian author, I wasn’t even surprised. Yama’s Lieutenant had some brilliant writing, whether it was being told from the main character’s point of view or also the stories in between that made all the pieces come together.
It took me a while to get used to how this book was plotted – one chapter from our main character’s point of view and one from another person that was somehow used to give us more insight into the story. It threw me a little in the beginning, especially because I hadn’t read book one and didn’t know if this was how that was plotted out too.
Very soon, I found myself opened to not getting the story from not only Agni Pakash’s viewpoint but also from a lot of others and it really pulled the whole story together. The plot itself was so well thought out but no spoilers so you’ll just have to read it for yourself.
I wasn’t expecting to love Agni Prakash as much as I did. He was a rough sweetheart and I understood him immediately. While the whole dark nature of the book and the writing reminded me of Nevernight, Agni himself initially came of a little like The Hound from Game of Thrones, but with a polar opposite relationship to his sibling.
He was a deep, complex character to get to know and I loved every minute I was in his head, looking at the visions from his eyes and fighting with him.
If you’re looking for a richly told book with Indian mythology, dark humor and a main character flawed and yet, perfect, look no further than Yama’s Lieutenant and the Stone Witch.
Agni Prakash, the protagonist is determined to demolish the existence of demons and evil from the world. He is yet to be recovered from the depart of his sister, Varu who left him nothing but a piece of manuscript.
We get to see various other significant linked stories from Indian mythology. Full packed action flavored with strong narrative provided me a three dimensional experience with the reading. For a young and enthusiastic reader in me, holding this book was mesmerizing.
It is always treacherous and yet moving to see how and what situations lead people to turn evil, posses evil thoughts and be ready to sacrifice their lives over it. Such was the case with the Stone Witch. There is nothing more difficult than bringing such souls to justice and peace.
Already having read the first part, I confess I adored this much much more that the previous one. Connecting all the dots from both the books, it helped me understand each characters and their motives way too better. Tale of Yama and Yami made the book more interesting.
I'm still in an awe with the author's vocabulary and how amazingly she picks up each word, evaluates it thoroughly and places it decidedly without any hesitance. Her books are a must if you want to inundate yourself with a prosperous vocabulary.
With her books, you turn your head somewhere else and there you missed an important action scene. You have to be constantly vigilant while reading them. You don't want to miss nay of it. With the second installment, Anuja Chandramouli proved that she is a gem of an author in mythological fiction. She is very creative and artistic with her work.
The cover seems deadly good. A book dealing with heroes and witches, should definitely have a prominent cover as this. Congratulations to the editing team.
I suggest you to go through its prequel first because then you'll get used to the author's writing style and be thrilled with this one.
I so want to read more adventurous and audacious books like these from the author.
4.5 blazing stars to Anuja's novel!