Book: Rise of the Grey Prince (The Saga of Agni)
Author: Arka Chakrabarti
Publisher: Srishti Publishers and Distributors
Published: January 2015
Number Of Pages: Paperback, 213
About the book:
That cursed night at Nisarga had revealed the true reason behind his father’s sacrifice and his own dark past. Each revelation now draws Agni into the sublime world of secrets. With Vrish and Guru Sidak by his side,fighting the daggers from the past and winning over the opponents of the present, somewhere deep down, he knows that his journey has just begun.
The other scarred prince walks the ashes of his reality. Haunted by the glimpses of truth the same night, Yani had but one choice – to survive. His unknowing steps, trapped in cruel games of ancient powers had led him to a truth, a truth which shall mould a good man in the clay of misfortune, hate and lust.
Such is the world of Gaya, and thus shall be the Rise of the Grey Prince – the one torn between the darkness of evil and a lone ray of hope.
The story portrays Agni to be the main character but in this series I feel that Prince Yani played a pivotal role and as per me, he even steals the show to some extent. I also liked the character of Aadrika, Prince Yani’s wife, the way she helps him coming out of his confusions is appreciable.
The friendship between Prince Agni and Vrish is nicely portrayed, and the way Vrish is helping Agni in his quest to unravel the secrets is really commendable.
The language is free-flowing and easy to understand. As I have not read the first series, it was a bit difficult for me to get hold of all the characters, as many new characters keep on coming. I also felt that the first half of the book was slow-moving and didn’t attract my attention that much (was it because I didn’t read the first series, don’t know, may be). But the second half is a bit fast paced and lots of things happen there and it gripped me to the book.
If the next series is coming, I want to read it fast. I would love to know the secret which will be revealed. I am having high hopes about the next series.
My Rating: 3.75/5
Will I recommend this book to you? Surely yes. I you like to read fiction, this book will give you a nice dosage of fiction.
About the Author:
Arka is a twenty-seven year old tax consultant cum content writer, who resorted to writing to escape life’s monotony. The success of his debut novel The Secrets of the Dark, along with the articles that he writes for esteemed magazines like Tehelka and the world of professional photography, have paved the way for the second part of ‘The Saga of Agni’ – Rise of the Grey Prince.
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