Book Review : Age of Hiblisk

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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.

Review: 

Fantasy is pretty much a revered genre in fiction where things could go either way for the author and the readers. I have read fantasy novels which are trash, as well as the ones shooting way high in fame and popularity like the Harry Potter series. There is another breed which is mediocre. It is quite painstaking to read these mediocre ones. They keep challenging you to read towards the last page just so you know the whole story. I had picked this book for review expecting an interesting fantasy thriller written by yet another Indian author making his debut. The consequence though, was not at all pleasant for me.

Firstly, the blurb had its own promises of a taut fantasy thriller, the tagline ‘A Story with a Soul’ and an attachment of two printed maps inside. That is quite enough to attract people who want to read such a book. But – this one is a classic example of an editorial disaster, overuse of vernacular English and a mediocre plot – all three concocting to a not-interesting-read-at-all. The editors of this book have done a terrible job at the author’s expense. There are typographical errors on pages 15, 20, 31, 35…And then I lost interest even noting them down any more.

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