Book Name- Chela: The Adventures of Jack and Ty
Author- Saurabh Kumar
Genre- Fantasy Fiction
Publisher- Petals Publishers
- Chela: The Adventures of Jack and Ty is in part a tribute to one of the greatest writers and humorists of the twentieth century, Sir P.G. Wodehouse, and a spoof on the fantasy genre where anything and everything can happen at any given moment and time.
Jack is a hungry jackal, booted out of his clan for being lazy and incapable of providing for himself. One night while wandering a patch of forest he accidentally steps on the tail of a tiger that is understandably furious at the jackal. The tiger Ty, confronts the jackal with the latter begging forgiveness. The commotion dies down and they soon go their separate ways. Fate, however, brings them together again and they soon realize they are both facing a similar predicament – an acute shortage of food. The two strangers soon become comrades and along with Herbert, a cross between a wolf and a pariah dog, set out on a journey through the vast woodland of Baganpore and beyond in search of food. On the way they face perils aplenty in the form of diabolical relatives, cunning scavengers, a mysterious banyan tree and a lake that isn’t what it appears to be.
Chela: The Adventures of Jack and Ty is the debut novel by author Saurabh Kumar which tells us the story about Jack a hungry Jackal, Ty a good for nothing Tiger and Herbert, a cross between a wolf and a pariah dog, how they met and how circumstances bought them together in search of food.
Book Title and Cover- Book Title suits to the storyline and plot, Book Cover too attracts the attention of the readers, however readers can assume from the book cover that its a novel for children but its a novel for readers of all the ages.
Narration- Author has good narrative skills, author bind readers with the book with his narrative style. As the story progressed i found myself enjoying the slightly different narration of this book.
Storyline and Plot- Both Storyline and Plot of the book are amazing. I enjoyed every page of the book, the story was running smoothly till the very end. The humour in the book was fun to read. I liked the poetic verses on the beginning of every chapter, it was making the reading an interesting experience.
Characters- The Author has given each character fair amount of attention. The characters were perfectly justified.
The book was a smooth read untill the end, i found the end was too fast,author could have added few more pages.
There were lines where two words were merging. But the strong plot and narration covered the slight mistakes.
Book Title and Cover- 4/5
Language Justification- 3.5/5
Character Justification- 4/5
Final Rating- 4/5
I recommend this book to all the fantasy lovers irrespective of age of readers. You can grab your copy at Amazon, Flipkart or nearby bookstore.