Monday, 26 November 2012

Book Review- Age OF Hiblisk

Paperback, First, 400 pages
Published August 22nd 2012 by APK Publishers
9381791058 (ISBN13: 9789381791059)
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It is the journey of Prince William and Princess Sara, the protagonists,through the magical and spiritual worlds of Pantolis, Hiblisk, and Ikra. As their voyage unfolds, they realize the true motive behind the terror employed by the dark forces of Dushtt to claim supremacy over the lands of Pantolis and beyond. Every new revelation brings to light the methodical madness employed by the dark forces and secrets of Mother Nature, which have been safely guarded for ages by the various civilizations of the secret worlds.

Their journey also introduces them to the divine forces that monitor the functions of the world and gives them access to legendary, mystical weapons and advanced spiritual knowledge which illuminates the flow of their understanding and actions towards various aspects of life. They use the knowledge gained, to try and bring peace, to their war ravaged lands and fight the ever-growing might and influence of the mysterious dark forces that haunt their kingdoms. Will the light of all that is divine, fighting under the banner of Prince William and Princess Sara, flicker away into oblivion against the might of the dark forces under Dushtt, or will they survive? ……..Only time in her womb holds the answer, potent enough to change the outlook of the very world we live in

‘Age of Hiblisk- A story with a soul’ Ah! Yes, this story definitely has a soul, a life of its own. Magically spun into a story is the journey of Prince William and Princess Sara.
The book is very much like those fairy tales that we grow up listening to. The balance between the good and the evil is disturbed with the evil trying to gain possession of the world. It is then that a brave lad takes up the responsibility to fight them. Everyone knows that the brave lad shall succeed and order shall be restored.
But that surely isn’t what makes the story worth your time. There is a lot of effort, thinking and creativity that has to go into it to make the story believable and not something that has just been made up.This art has been charmingly mastered by Sumukh Naik and practised vigorously throughout the tale. The imageries seemed a little filmy irrespective of the fact that they were put into words with utter finesse. The wordy sketches are fabulous giving you the complete feel of the happenings. You’re sure to get panicked, sympathize and empathize with every turn the story takes. That is what makes this book a commendable read, the very way everything known and heard of has been completely moulded into something new.
The perspective is simple and the narration creative, exceptionally creative. For me, the creativity did the trick. The simplicity of the perspective somehow disappointed me. You know simplicity is beautiful, surreal infact. But when the writing style is so glamorous, there has to be some amount of extravagance in the concept to match up, I feel.
That sort of gave me a minor glitch. Otherwise this 4 starer is complete bestseller material.

Book Review- Hattie Wilkinson Meets Her Match

Paperback, 362 pages
Published November 2nd 2012 by Harlequin (UK) Limited
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In the eyes of the ton Hattie Wilkinson is a respectable widow, content with her safe, if somewhat modest life.

On the other hand Sir Christopher Foxton prides himself on being regarded as one of London’s most notorious rakes, with a particularly mischievous streak!

Upon their first meeting Kit threatens to shatter Hattie’s well-ordered peace—and her reputation!—if only she’ll allow herself to succumb to his playful advances. This time they’ve both finally met their match…
Sooner, or later, love has to make its way and into our hearts and into our lives. For Harriet Wilkinson, love came at twenty seven and as a widow. Her married life never lived up to her expectations. Charles Wilkinson had charmed her and her live in an illusion. The battle of Waterloo cut his life short and opened a world of trouble for her. Since Hattie Wilkinson has been on the shelf.
Sir Christopher Foxton too has his own pride. After his mother left him and a woman made fun of his deprived childhood, he refused to grow fond of any woman. His reputation is scandalous.
Destiny makes them fall into each other until they realize they are meant for each other. Love has to strike them really hard to make them believe that the emotion truly exists. And the pain for them is utterly sweet.
The concept may be simple and known but what sets this one apart from others is the way it is written. Crisp adjectives and a clear pinpointed idea focused very well. Love is beautifully broken down into a spectrum of pride, confusion, and what not. All of it seems to strengthen the magnitude of love bringing them together. One of those very few books that give you a hope that love doesn’t just exist, but changes people and changes lives.

Book Review- Stalking The Enemy

Second, 231 pages
Published July 12th 2012 by Silver Fox
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Teen female ninja action hero, Hattori Hachi (aka Hattie Jackson from Camden, London) takes on the evil ninja Kataki, fighting Raven and his army of followers in an abandoned castle in Kielder, Northumberland. Raven hang-glides through the air, swooping down to steal pray to eat - that some say can even be human. Why is Raven trying to blow up Kielder reservoir, threatening the lives of thousands of people? Can Hattori Hachi stop him with her amazing fighting skills, quick wit and smart thinking..?

‘Enjoy Hattie’s second adventure’ the author said, and I really did. After defeating the Praying Mantis, Hattie is up to crack her GCSE’s when her mum’s and Yazuki’s chunin ask them to be off to be Kielder, on a mission. Since her GCSE’s are not very far, they decide not to include her. Being the sharp ninja warrior she is, she senses something wrong. A postcard with a small little puzzle awaits her in the dojo asking her to rush to Kielder too. She somehow convinces her father off to a weekend trip to the same.

On her way to the reservoir, Raven, greets her with his giant flapping wings. Hattie embarks on an action filled journey to stop whatever Raven is up to. As it turns out, he is in search of the diamond dagger to slice up her throat and inherit all her power and wealth which is supposed to be her when she becomes The Golden Child.
Stalking the Enemy was high on action parameters, energy and fatherly affection. The unpredictability and the curiousness level seemed to be a little low. Revenge Of The Praying Mantis had a very innovative approach and my expectations simply shot up. Whatever it may be, Hattori Hachi series is still very much interesting. I’m completely looking forward to what happens when she visits Japan as the Golden Child.