Book Name- Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu
Series- Kalki Trilogy
Author- Kevin Missal
Genre- Mythology, Fiction
Release Date- 25th January 2018
My Rating- 5.5/5
Born in the quiet village of Shambala, Kalki Hari, son of Vishnuyath and Sumati, has no idea about his heritage until he is pitted against tragedies and battles.
Whisked into the province of Keekatpur, which is under the fist of Lord Kali, Kalki sees the ignominy of death trumping life all around him. He learns that he has been born to cleanse the world he lives in, for which he must journey to the North and learn the ways of Lord Vishnu’s Avatar; from an immortal who wields an axe.
But trapped in the midst of betrayals, political intrigue and forces that seek to decimate him, will he be able to follow his destiny before the Kaliyug begins?
Kalki is one of the most interesting Avatars of Lord Vishnu, But yet it is the character for which very few books are written. Kevin Missal did a very praiseworthy thing by choosing this character for his trilogy.
It is a book which is not a mythological story but a fictional story of Kalki written with the help of mythological beliefs and information about the character from various mythological texts. It is like the Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi but with an absolutely new plot and writing style.
It is the story of a Warrior Kalki from Shambala who is destined to do something big.
The first book in the trilogy is divided into two parts- The Battle Of Shambala & The Rise Of Kali. Both Parts have interesting stories.
I think there’s no need to review this book, Just one word ‘magnum opus’ is enough for this. Yet, I think I would like to say a few words about the writer’s style of writing. I would like to say that it is a unique style of telling the story and I have never read it before. The level of imagination of the author is fabulous. I think that no other author, in the present, may have written this book in that fantastic way in which it is written now by the author himself.
I can’t find a conclusion to this review but I would like to say that, if you have not read this book yet then you have missed a once-in-a-lifetime amazing experience.
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Details About The Author-
Kevin Missal is a twenty-one-year-old graduate of St. Stephen’s College. He has recently released the first book of the Kalki Trilogy, Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu, which has received praise from newspapers such as Millennium Post and Sunday Guardian who have termed it as “2017’s mythological phenomenon”.
Kevin loves reading, watching films and building stories in his mind. He lives in New Delhi.