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Reviewed in India on 14 October 2019
Book Review
Book:The Rise Of Kali⁣⁣
Author:Anand Neelakanthan⁣⁣
Genre:Mythological Fiction⁣⁣
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🗡️PLOT:Story begins at the same point where “Roll Of The Dice” had ended.Draupadi is called in the court when Yudhishthira gamble and lose her in the GAME OF DICE.Then the flow of incidents initate which we all have read/heard in the Mahabharata.⁣⁣
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🗡️COVER:Sort Of Attractive.One can hear the screech of an eagle in mind while looking at the cover.⁣⁣
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🗡️CLIMAX: Almost everyone has heard/read mahabharata is some way.We already know what's “going” to come at the end but that's not the writer's fault.There's already numerous retellings of the epic but here the role has been reversed and that's the major speciality of book.⁣⁣
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🗡️LANGUAGE:The language of KALI is a little bit better than the previous installment.Not so heavy words are used.Reader will get immediately attached to book.⁣⁣
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🗡️NARRATIVE:I found the narrative a little choppy.Some scenes unfolds at a very slow pace.But author's imagination should be praised as he has vanished all the magical elements from the epic and presented every Character as human.⁣⁣
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🗡️AMUSEMENT:KALI is an entertaining read.It give rises to a lot of questions (that's the major achievement of any book).“The Rise Of Kali” is basically the story of turning of “Suyodhana” into “Duryodhana”.It's worth many reads (REALLY).⁣⁣
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🗡️Characters:They r not so “LUMINOUS” as compared to the 1st book.Krishna's Character is strongest in this book and i liked every appearance of him.The debate between him and Balarama is more than amazing.Suyodhana's and karna's are strong too.But instead of above mentioned characters every other seemed just complementary.⁣
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🗡️FINAL VERDICT:I must say that KALI is not so terrific as compared to the 1st one but it doesn't mean that it shouldn't be picked.It's a must read for any Mythology lover because reading epics from villain's perspective is a totally different experience.Go!! Read it.I undoubtedly Recommend it.⁣⁣
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👉🏻The confrontation of EKALAVYA and ARJUNA is my favorite portion of the book
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