Book Title: Dark Truth of Desires
Author: Saiyyam Kanth
Total Number of Pages: 244
Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers
Publication Date: 23rd October 2017
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy / Sci-fi
Current day, all the nine masters are dead on the same day at 15:03 hours. That was next to impossible. The nine books of infinite wisdom written by Ravana and received by Laxman,while Ravana was counting his last breath. Laxman gave those books to….
REVIEWED BY SOHINEE DEY
This book was a bit hard for me to review since I don’t read much of mythology or fantasy or science fiction books and this one is a mix of all these three sub-genres.
Dark Truth of Desires started out as a curious idea which then developed into the book it is now after a lot of research with scientific explanations and logics. I can definitely say that the author has done his part of the whole background check and researching on the matter extensively. If the contents holds true or not, I am not completely sure of that. Some parts of course, I know about but the others, I am not sure if they are real or fictitious.
The secret society, Illuminati is on everybody’s lips these days. But the general public are still not confirmed if such a thing truly exists or not. Secret society is a fascinating topic. Dark Truth of Desires introduced me to an Indian Secret Society called the Unknown Nine. The book goes on to describe this Unknown Nine, their motives, how it came into existence and what it is all about based on the author’s research on this topic. This group of nine people is thought to be founded by Ashoka of Mauryan Dynasty in around 270 BC to protect and preserve the new found knowledge from falling into wrong hands. Each member had their own secret book of knowledge to guard.
Frankly, I did found the blurb (on Goodreads) interesting but even when I first read it, I was still confused as to what the book would be about. I thought it to be a mythological based fiction. The book does mention certain mythological characters, but the storyline isn’t mythological, if it makes sense.
Since, I am not much into mythology and I had already made up my mind that this was one such book, I was really sceptical about it. But, once I started reading it and the whole story started to unfold, I garnered interest into the plot. Once started, I couldn’t stop. The whole concept was unique, something which I have never read before; realistic, part fiction and part fantasy. The story doesn’t end in this book, it will be continued in the next part. I was a bit disappointed with that, but I’ll wait for the next installment.
Aseemit is the lead protagonist in this book. The narration is in third person but the story is narrated from Aseemit’s point of view. Guruji is another foundation character in this book who shapes up the other characters. I really liked how each character connects back to another and this is how the new characters are introduced. They support each other in their development. This dependence-development in the characters was something new which I don’t come across very often.
I am not going to discuss much of the plot as it would give away suspense and I don’t want that to happen. I really liked how the whole plot is constructed and how each chapter acts as a sequence in the plot rather than a continuity. The plotline is definitely unique, fresh and something which I don’t say often : original. I haven’t come across books with such an unusual concept and topic, something which has no certainty of its existence yet it is thought to be there.
I loved the writing style of the author. Everything was measured and balanced. I was happy to find a balance between the dialogues and the paragraphs. Often times, one seems to outdo the other, but in this book, the paragraphs and the dialogues were balanced out. The tense was maintained throughout the story, it didn’t switch from past to present and so on. One more good thing about the book, even with such a heavy and debatable topic, the book didn’t drag, it didn’t get boring.
Overall, there aren’t any major flaws which obstructs the storyline but there were minute things which I feel, if worked on, the story would stand out more. The cover page, I felt gives off a dark and satanic kind of vibe, sort of murder mystery or something related to crime when the story is nothing like that. The book would be even better with a cover which is relatable to the storyline. The title, I felt, somehow doesn’t exactly complement the whole concept of the book. I don’t know but, it sounded like the title of a book which deals with something dark and taboo-ish. The next thing which I noticed is there are some grammatical and punctuation errors which if edited out will add the much needed finishing touch to the story. Another thing which I felt while reading is, the ending was a bit rushed for me. I do understand that the story would be continued, still this book in its own should have a good ending.
You know, sometimes you come across a book which you didn’t expect to like as much as you did after reading it, Dark Truth of Desires was one such book.
If you’re looking for a unique, creative and fresh plotline, you should definitely give this book a read. Also, the mythological fans out there, I believe, you people will also find it interesting.
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POESY IN CHRYSALIS RATING: ⭐⭐⭐.8 / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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