Review: Blood Song (by Anthony Ryan)

Approaching the book without any expectation, I found Blood Song pretty much run of the mill stuff. There is no unique creative plot idea explored here and writing doesn't help the cause. Its more of a casual read that once done and dusted, would soon be forgotten. While "chosen one" metaphor has been done to... Continue Reading →

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Review: Inkredia – Luwan of Brida

With Inkredia, what starts as an immature attempt at writing a novel, quickly escalates into academic and dry dump of author's plot conception. Its all but expected then that author fails miserably to deliver any sort of prose. Fantasy (read LotR) ingredients are used in abundance- 'Ghorks' replace 'Nazguls', 'Ghork riders' replace 'dark riders', 'The... Continue Reading →

Review: Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky offers dynamism of well sketched characters in a world that resonates Renaissance era at time of conflict between Europe and Ottoman empire. Without being derivative, Guy Gavriel achieves the richness of imagination. And while there might not be too much of twists to the plot, or over the top fantasy... Continue Reading →

Gormenghast

The potency of Peake's composition reaches an ever rising crescendo with second book of Gormenghast. Right from the first words, prose strikes an elegant flow of imagination, scene after scene. Grotesque characters and their actions may drive the story at times, but Gormenghast may very well stand stagnant with austere seriousness, only adding to peculiar... Continue Reading →

Gormenghast: Titus Groan

With Gormenghast's opening book, Mervyn Peake created a new zenith in the world of fantasy literature; an apex that stand on its own with sheer majestic grandeur of prose. It’s arguably the work that has never been surpassed and perhaps never will be. Peake as a masterful word weaver draws you in to the strange... Continue Reading →

Journey Maker

ਰਸਤੇ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਨੇ ਹਰ ਦਰ ਤੇ ਹਰ ਪੈਰ ਤੋਂ, ਦਰਵਾਜ਼ੇ ਖੁਲੇ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਨੇ, ਕਿਸੇ ਦੂਰ ਗਏ ਦੀ ਉਡੀਕ ਤੋਂ, ਹਰ ਮੰਜ਼ਿਲ ਤੇਰੀ ਹਾਣੀਆ, ਹਰ ਸਫਰ ਤੇਰਾ ਹਾਣੀਆ, ਇਕ ਬਲਦੀ ਜਿਹੀ ਮਸ਼ਾਲ ਹੈ, ਫ਼ਕੀਰ ਤੂੰ ਮੇਰੀ ਇਬਾਦਤ ਦਾ, ਨਾ ਡਰ ਕਿਸੇ ਅੰਜਾਮ ਤੋਂ, ਉਸ ਪਾੱਸੇਓ ਆਉਂਦੀ ਹਵਾ ਤੋਂ, ਕੁਝ ਅਸਾਂ ਉਧੇੜ ਲੇਨੇ ਹਾਂ, ਧਾਗੇ ਉਸ... Continue Reading →

Man Behind Zafarnama

Whats crude and most convenient way to approach an ideology is to of course have an absolute faith in its pioneers. So much so, that its rather common medium to bestow them with sainthood or even God's title. I won't debate here about irony of us humans judging such titles, and whether they even mean... Continue Reading →

Shadows of the Past

An emotional and psychological wave of thought that rides mass mentality often has this amazing tendency to raise the dead from graves as undying legends. Perhaps unbound human imagination is not saturated enough with actual facts sometimes, or simply is disabled to accept the reality that might have been.

Latest on Ajantha and Ellora

On an anonymous news front, we are bringing to you the latest study and events related to India's historical artistic wonders- Ajantha and Ellora. Shockingly, we have revealed a profound impact these ancient hubs might be having on our identity. The excerpts, news and collected facts here try to put some order to what exactly chaos of... Continue Reading →

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