Book Name- Agniputr: When Agni First Spoke
Genre- Multi-Genre Fiction
Many years ago, an extraordinary cripple disappeared from a remote village, ending a time of terror. Not many knew that he gave his life to confine a malevolence, the Sutram, to its subterranean womb or that in doing so, he had prevented the apocalypse.
Deep beneath the Earth the evil has lurked, fraying its shackles and plotting its escape, all the while gathering immeasurable power. Until now.
When ace lawyer, Raghuram Surya, received an order of requisition from the Government of India for his ancestral castle, he was unaware of the Sutram beneath it or his own legacy.
He will have to choose between the world’s end or his own.
Before long, the lawyer takes on India’s most powerful politician, Kiromal, a man utterly obsessed with power. Kiromal and his sinister Tantric advisor intend to use the evil beneath the castle to play God.
Raghuram finds an ally in Sheila, a scientist who is tasked to investigate the Sutram. Using Quantum science to interpret a Vedic verse, they have to unravel the secrets of creation to stop the destruction. Through it all, they have to be one step ahead of Kiromal just to stay alive.
Now is the time of final reckoning. Will Kiromal harness the evil to rule the world?
Or will the Sutram break free to eradicate the planet?
Or, are Raghuram and Sheila merely pawns in an even deadlier game?
Review- Agniputr is one of the finest fantasy thriller book written by an Indian author. Vadhan with his book ensures bright future of Indian Literature in fantasy genre.
Book Cover and Title- Book Cover raises questions about the book and content without disclosing the story. Title is apt and gives hint about the genre. Blurb is interesting and increases curiosity about the content.
Overall, First Impression of the novel attracts readers.
Language and Narration- Language of the book is lucid and easy to comprehend. Narrating style of author is commendable. Story flows smoothly in different eras easily and binds readers with the book.
However few spelling mistakes are there in the book which should be corrected in the next edition of the book.
Characterization- Raghuram and Shiela are the two main characters with many other characters which add flavour to the story. Author has given sufficient attention and importance to every character.
Theme- This is multi genre book which covers Mythology, Science-Fiction Suspense, Drama and Thriller. All the above themes are merged well to deliver a finest book.
Storyline and Plot- Storyline is interesting. Author has artistically raised some question about the story in the prologue which are answered at the end of the book.
The blend of Vedas and quantum physics with pinch of thriller binds readers with the book. Author beautifully handles the changing of themes from thriller to mythology to politics and also changing of timeline is done so swiftly.
Book Cover and Title- 4/5
Language and Narration- 3/5
Storyline and Plot- 4/5
Final Rating- 3.5/5
All in all, Agniputr is brilliant book which serves us one of the finest fantasy thriller written by an Indian author.