Book Review : Faith of Nine by Sachin Dev

  • ISIN: 978-9352013937
  • Genre: Fantasy / fiction
  • Publishers:Frog Books
  • Price: Rs. 375/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
The Third Yuga is slowly drawing to a close. Nam – the greatest Empire on Janani – is going to face some fierce winds of change. Seers foresee omens of death and destruction in the return of the Banished One – A God who will claim the ashes of this world as revenge. While out in the streets, rumours abound - of older forgotten powers stirring. Caught in this maelstrom of a power struggle between Gods are three ordinary lives: General Fateh, the most celebrated soldier in Nam who starts to question his faith, Ishan – a gifted orphan who struggles to comprehend his destiny and Abhaya – a young monk in search of truths about this world. Their choices and actions will shape the destiny of this scarred world that becomes the playground for vindictive Gods. In a world where Rakshasas arise out of left-over traces of Maaya and twilight forms the portal to countless worlds around us for Daityas and Yakshis to dance through, a God is only as powerful as those who believe.And when Gods rise, faith of men will be tested…And broken.

Behind the book
Source: www.

About the author

Sachin discovered Tolkien in his teens, alternative rock as a new adult and digital marketing in pretty much his late twenties. These still form a large wedge in his circle of life. Travel, radio and theatre have also figured in that ever-expanding and diminishing circle.

On perhaps a more prosaic note, he is an engineer from BITS Pilani and holds an MBA from Indian School of Business. Attribute the love for numbers and pie-charts to this. He is currently based in Bangalore and happily married to Harini. He spends an inordinately large amount of time chasing after his two dogs (who love the free life a bit too much) when he is not busy dreaming up fantasy worlds full of monsters. And beautiful Yakshis, of course. He can usually be found ranting on twitter under the handle @xenosach, or you can always stalk him online at www.

Me thinks

This book comes across as a breath of fresh air as the story, the concept and the detailing speaks volumes about the amount of research that has gone behind this book. Truly commendable for an Indian author to have managed this feat that too so flawlessly!

Author Sachin Dev manages to create an alternate universe, make you believe in it to be true and then proceeds to take you on one roller coaster ride where you have to hold on to the railing tightly for the fear of letting it all tumble over. But no the excitement just gets better with every page and the characters more interesting.

What looks on the face of it like another fantasy fiction actually stands tall in its own strength once you are half down the book making you want to pause the world till you complete it. The language used by the author is very lucid and yet manages to create the desired effect on the reader. Such is the impact of his powerful story telling!I cannot wait for the next part in this series to come.

The characters are equally powerful and they tend to grow over you as you read the book further. They make you a part of their journey and lead you along their adventures on their quest and make you feel triumphant in their victories.

As a standalone book there are portions where you might find disconnect due to incomplete details but then what I have observed in series is that somewhere it all connects later on in the subsequent parts. And so I will wait like a patient reader who is curious to know what happens!

Recommended strongly for fantasy fiction lovers and for all those who love such adventurous reading that leaves them with a thrill in their body!

Foodie Verdict

This book is like Malai Chom Chom - perfect amalgamation of sweetness, softness, syrup and the melt-in-the-mouth delicacy.



Popular Posts