The story starts off with a bang, but as you read further, you'll invariably find similarities with Harry potter, and also Percy Jackson. Nevertheless, you've gotta give the author some credit for the research he's done before writing this. I'd say it would have been a perfect read, if the author had put in just a little more effort to avoid some obvious similarities with other popular fiction. I still appreciate the book all the same. For one thing, after reading the book, i definitely understand the importance of mantras, and I make a little more effort to chant them more sincerely everyday. Overall, a good read. Go for it if you have a thing for fantasy. Or mythology. Or both.