Showing posts from February, 2021

Book Review: The Wrath of the Hellfire (Vikramaditya Veergatha Book #4) - by Shatrujeeth Nath

  Image Source: ISBN: 978-9389305678   Publisher: Jaico Publishing House Price: INR 499/- Genre: Fiction, Fantasy About the Book  Patience is a Drawn Bow. Rage, its Relentless Arrow.  Shukracharya’s plan to break the unity of Vikramaditya’s Council has borne bitter fruit. Friends have become sworn enemies, and brother has turned against brother, setting Avanti on the path to self-destruction. Even as Vikramaditya prepares to counter a Huna invasion, a rebellion brews within Ujjayini, while a devious conspiracy is hatched to humiliate him. With Indra’s spies swarming the palace and Shukracharya making a bold bid to take the Halahala, the king is dangerously close to the brink of defeat. Alone and abandoned by those dear to him, fighting to protect his people, trying his best to keep his promise to Shiva, will the samrat rise one last time to defend his love, his city and his honour? As the asura and deva forces muster in a final, desperate gamble to claim the Halahala, Th

Book Review: A Crown of Thorns - The Coronavirus and Us by Kalpish Ratna

  “Like all great stories, COVID-19 is a tragedy, a love story gone seriously wrong.”   Sometime in November 2019, China reported the first suspected case of the novel Coronavirus. On 31 December 2019, an epidemiological alert was issued. A year later, today, the whole world is grappling with this deadly virus, in some form or other. While some countries are currently facing the second or the third wave or fresh cases being registered, some are discovering the long-term effects of the virus. Approximately 1.5 million people have died in this pandemic globally.  Surgeons Ishrat Syed and Kalpana Swaminathan write together as “Kalpish Ratna.” They have previously written a book on the Zika Virus (2017). Bringing together their experiences and expertise in the medical field, they analyze the deadly pandemic which has brought the whole world to a standstill. Read the full review on The Friday Times .

Book Review: The Art of Writing - Four Principles for Great Writing that Everyone Needs to Know by Peter Yang

  Image Source: ISBN: 978-1631610769  Publisher : Tck Publishing  Price: INR 99/- ( Kindle copy) Genre: Nonfiction, Creative Writing, Writing Guide Book Blurb Discover the lost art of great writing. Since the invention of writing, the written word has fueled humanity's astonishing progress. Thus, the ability to write effectively and beautifully has long been revered and rewarded. And yet in the digital age, people have begun to believe that this talent is somehow obsolete: that writing is something unworthy of study beyond the basic mechanics of vocabulary and syntax and grammar, that mediocre prose is acceptable in a world crying out for clear and precise communication. Peter Yang believes otherwise.  The Art of Writing is Yang's highly practical treatise on the four key principles of dazzling, effective writing--economy, transparency, variety, and harmony. Far from your garden-variety style guide, the principles in this book apply to everyone, whether you