Name- Chronicles of Kali
Author- Prithvi Raj
Genre- Mythological Fiction
Chronicles of Kali is a modern day retelling of the famous story of goddess Kali and the demon she defeated, Raktabhij. Keeping the mythology as a base, Prithviraj has skillfully crafted a story around it.
The story opens with a young attractive girl, Kali, talking to trees and animals. Kali has this power with seems illogical to all those who witness it. Living with her foster mother, Pat and housekeeper, Percy, she has always tried to keep this special art hidden. Pat is a best-selling author but currently in a tough situation. On writer's block, she is desperately looking for a new inspiration. To help her, Precy, tells her a story of a wicked man, Bakasur and his secret book. Curious, Pat decides to pursue this and get to know more about it. Percy advises her to go to India and visit his master to get all the answers. What is Percy's connection to India? Who is the master?
The writing is in a simple language making it easy to follow. The book cover is very attractive. Primarily, mythological fantasy, it does have a tinge of self- help by the mention of thoughts, how mind thinks and mental chatter. The first half seemed to introduce everything in the story, so ended up being a little messt but interesting. A lot of present to past switches made the story confusing at times. One thing that really struck me, was the use of the word, Asurs by English people, to address demons. The typing errors did distract me a bit. I like how the book came out as a mixture of many genres. With all the time travel, even a sci-fi element was brought in. I would have liked it more if the title was something else. Overall, it was an interesting book with lot of insights on thoughts and distractions. It could be better with slight modifications.
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QOTD- Why do you, in the current times, people have started thinking less and doing/talking more?