“Whenever there is a decline in righteousness and an upsurge in unrighteousness, at that time, I take birth again”
“Kalki” by Kevin Missal is the first book in the series. It is a mythological fiction which tells the story of the 10th incarnate of Vishnu, Kalki.
This book is set in Indragarh, the capital city of Keekatpur. Shambala is a village on the outskirts of Keekatpur.
Kalki Hari, a simple village boy from Shambala, lives with his brother and parents, Vishnuyath and Sumati. He is unaware of his heritage. Though untrained, he possesses remarkable strength.
His life takes a twist when his father is kidnapped by the Mlecchas, who are the thugs from the surrounding forests. In the midst of the disarray, he meets Kripacharya, who tells him he has the solution to all his confusions and the endless questions. Kripacharya is a Guru who had been a part of the ‘Mahayudh’, the battle against evil.
Kali is a descendant of a clan which is known for their evil and deceitful nature. He has got the kingdom of Keekatpur under his control, wants Kalki dead.
Kalki sets off on a battle to finish Adharm. Will he succeed in saving the world?
This was a very engaging book! Kudos to the author for building a lively world and weaving it beautifully in the story. This book was not a mythological retelling, but an engaging mythological fiction. The book had a beautiful map at the beginning which was beautiful! I love books with maps!
The characters are very excellently written and well placed in the story. The pace of the book is very good. Not too fast and not too slow. The size of the book is very huge. It made up for a very good read!
Looking forward to the next installment in this series!!
I thank the Author for providing the review copy in exchange of an honest and unbiased review.