Sunday, 14 May 2017

Book Review : The Flame of Anahata – Love conquers all by Saranya Umakanthan

Book: The Flame of Anahata – Love conquers all

Author: Saranya Umakanthan

Genre: Fiction (Mythology)

Publisher: General Press

Pages: 240

Price: 295

“They turned to see his tears of love wiping away her blood of agony…”
Diya throws Suraj’s proposal back in his face, leaving him broken-hearted. Why would she do so when she loved him desperately?

Suraj finds his Guruji unconscious beside a cave clutching the warrior Indrajith’s diary. His heart-rending love story then unfolds. Being trapped in a web of emotions, Indrajith endured the pain of his lost love, hurting himself and trampled Deepali’s hope for his adopted brother… Who was he?

Sealed for centuries and holding the Mann-Parivarthana astra, the cave is besieged by evil now. But all attempts to unlock it go futile. Faced with baffling hints, Suraj’s intelligence is sorely tested. What is the potent power required to break through that Paanch-Dost-Gupha?


Will the fire of love ever flicker in the hearts of Diya and Suraj?

I wasn’t sure before picking this book for review because this is the second book in the trilogy and my fears were proved right. Well this book is more of a standalone if one totally neglects the fact that this is a series which is a great sign but I still hope that I had read it in a proper manner. Nevertheless, the book is a mythological fiction set in different dimensions and that give this book a little depth and wide aura of beauty.

There was a fine balance of two world giving this book a great flavor. The main highlight of the book is its easy and wavy language. With such dramatic topic in show one needs to go easy with the other things.

The first impression of the book is great. The blurb is highly impressive, the name is intriguing and the cover is attractive. It was a nice mixture.

At few places I felt that the novel became a bit fast paced. There were a lot of sub-plots and I needed time to grasp them. The good part is the characterizations, its highly diverse. The twists and turns were timely and tickled me to the core. I was highly indulged in the book because of its fine narration and an out of the box concept.

The good thing is that with so much going on in the story there is no space left for any sort of confusion. The execution of the book was amazing. I felt that this book had a right amount of everything, thrill, love, everything.

About the author:

Saranya Umakanthan is a software engineer by profession and a two-time university topper. An avid reader, she enjoys playing with words. She loves coffee, books and online shopping. Nothing brings her more contentment than seeing a reader enjoying her book. The fragrance and texture of paperback novels inspire her and she hangs out at bookstores frequently.

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