Review – Vikramaditya Veergatha

This is a combined review for ‘The Guardians of the Halahala’ and ‘The Conspiracy at Meru’.

I generally do not do fiction reviews (barring those for ARCs). I am making an exception for this since the book (and the series) impressed me to a great extent.

It has been a long time since I read a book from an Indian author, whose writing skills are on par with the best in the world. There is a lot of potential in his writing and, while rough, with experience, Shatrujeet Nath will turn out to be among the best in this genre.

I liked the setting (India Mythology). I liked the characters. I liked his take on the various mythical beings whom we have heard about in our standard texts. The story is as complex as ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and ‘The Malazan Book of the Fallen’. The other similarity it shares with them is the amount of twists and turns.

All this, coupled, with his fast paced writing, leads to a great read which is very difficult to put down.

The first book is a little rough around the eges . The second book is a brilliant sequel and leaves the reader wanting more. I am eagerly awaiting the next one in this series.