Hello! Yes it’s been a long time. *blame those exams*
“Imagine you cut an orange in half….” (That’s one of my favourite lines from the book, the significance of which you would realize a little later)
So yes, I just re-read “The Simoqin Prophecies” by Samit Basu.It’s brilliant. You should read it, if you ever lay your hands on it.
Basically, it’s a fantasy, with a mix of Indian and western elements. The one thing I love the most is the fact that Basu brings in themes, characters and events from “The Ramayana”, an Indian epic. Those who haven’t heard of the basic story might find it difficult to realize the connection.
The story basically revolves around Kirin, Maya, and Asvin; and is centered around 2 prophecies made 200 years ago by Simoquin. There’s a dark lord rising called Danh-Gem (which is Meghnad, backwards who is an evil guy from “The Ramayana”) who has to be defeated at all costs. (And no, It does NOT end up like Harry Potter.) There’s magic, there’s demons, politics, humour and racial fights, different world and aliens, and most importantly “The Gods” who decide your fate. The world he weaves is intricate and you HAVE to read it to find out for yourself.
These books are brilliant especially by an Indian author who doesn’t settle for “good vs. evil” and “good” wins.
The 2nd book and 3rd book are called :
The Manticore’s Secret
The Unwaba Revelations.
And besides that, I’ve been watching Idol obsessively. I’m an Adam Lambert fan. I hope it’s him and Allison in the finals! Go Adam!