Book Review

Book Review: Narasimha by Kevin Missal


Narasimha, once a brave soldier, has left the war and lies low as a physician in a village. But a familiar face from his past seeks his help to stop the tyranny of the blind usurper Andhaka. If Narasimha refuses, the world might just end. What will he do? And why did he leave the war in the first place? Prahlad, the interim king of Kashyapuri, is torn between the ideals of his unrighteous father and his love for Lord Vishnu. Whom will he choose? Hiranyakashyap, the ruler of the Asura Empire, wants to avenge the death of his wife. To do that, he must go through the Trials and get the ultimate weapon – the Brahmastra. But the Trials have sent so many others to their death. Can Hiranyakashyap survive?


Cover: 4/5
Title: 4/5
Blurb: 3.5/5
Presentation: 4/5
Plot: 4/5

Final Rating: 4/5

The cover is made in a very witty way. It is an depicted image of Lord Vishnu in his Narsimha Avtar killing some asur in a forest.

It’s quite an title for the story. This story not only talks about the stories we have heard in our childhood on festival of Holi but an amalgamation of a various stories written about it along with the author’s imagination.

The blurb of the book describes the plot of the novel very well.

It was like reading again about those epics about which we have heard stories in our childhood. The Story was quite unique and gripping.

The revisiting of the characters was really good, especially Holika and Hiranyakashipu. The narration was intriguing and involving.

The language is quite simple. What I liked most was the writing style, to involve the reader in the story.

If you like reading stories which are historical in nature or have cultural enriching experience, this is a must read for you.

Looking forward to read more from the Author.

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