Full circle of life…

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Mistress of HonourMistress of Honour by Bhaavna Arora
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Their first meeting was not in a romantic environment-warm, cozy, bright. Rather it was the time when all hell broke loose-fire leaping at the eyes of her eyes-she is going through torment that no individual ever desires to undergo-and he, has been hit by a bullet. A deadly wound-but still he has to serve his motherland-until the last drop of life remains in his body.
Even if there is no blooming of flower- it was spring! Even at inferno-spring does come….
Mistress of Honour by Bhavna Arora is a multi layered book of romance, where events flow like a streaming river-where pure romance is not the only narrative on which the story survives. It is a strong writing by a coming of age writer –developed amid the backdrop of anti insurgency operation in the golden temple and aftershock…

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Saving the land-a crusade…..

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The Banished LandsThe Banished Lands by Benjamin Mester
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Durian’s attention was fixed to the old man for quite some time.
At first glance-he was a simple man-gathered to witness the thrill and joy of the annual sports Surya-but Durian’s mind was diverted from the games to the old man-again and again.
It seems that the old man was mind is somewhere else-not in the games. He was from the far off land-clearly written in his stature, his appearances, and his dresses-even in his walking stick-ornately decorated.
And it must have cost him money and strength to come to the venue of the annual sports-he must be an avid sports lover-but he was not at all enjoying the sports.
What mystery is shrouded in his presence in the games?
‘The Banished Lands’ by Benjamin Mester is an absorbing tale of fantasy-a tale where myth, history, legends, folklores…

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Everybody’s story….

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The Life and Times of Halycon Sage or The Last Book Ever PublishedThe Life and Times of Halycon Sage or The Last Book Ever Published by Karima Vargas Bushnell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The world-well almost the whole world is after him. Everybody is thinking –who is that man? Or who is that woman? Or who is that creature?
I think the mystery personality can never be a creature. First of all-the person writes novels in perfect English-certainly an animal can not write. Secondly there are instances that the person is afraid of bills –certainly no intelligent species other than Homo sapiens has till date made use of bills and money.
So our immediate conclusion is our protagonist is human. And as the person writes full length-(well, length is a relative term, you know. One minute in the heaven is thousand years on earth may be! ) novels-the human must be an intelligent human.
But still the identity of Halycon…

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The wonder that was INdia

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LegacyLegacy by Mohan Prasad
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It is not merely a story of a boy-but it is a snapshot of the period of his growth-the time, the history, the culture’ is how you can try to explain ‘Legacy’ by Mohan Prasad in an one sentence expression.
Legacy’ is the perfect name for the book. A nation is born awaking from the sleep at the stroke of the midnight after a long history of struggle for independence-erasing a long history of colonial occupation. But that was just the beginning-tryst with destiny of the country was a mix of hope and despair, joys and tears. Just after independence dreams of millions were shattered-thousands rendered homeless after the line of Radcliffe passed straight through their hearts-bleeding them. It was a journey of nightmare for laths-often trains crossing the borders were found to contain only dead bodies-only past, who were…

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End of days…………

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The SabbathThe Sabbath by Arthur Nsenga
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was blazing light all over. As if the sky is under fire.
For those who were at the blue planet were slow to realize what had just happened….
And buildings started to collapse like matchboxes, cars are thrown to the sky like they had been hit by a baseball pitcher and bridges and roads developed cracks within a moment……
She was hypnotized by the blazing sky, by the shower of huge meteorites……..
The Sabbath by Arthur Nsenga and Shaunakay Francis is a science fiction story depicting days of holocaust that threatens to change the destiny of humankind forever. Both the writer have amassed scientific facts and then perfectly blended them with imagination to gift us with an absorbing story .

Story of holocaust has always been a favorite subject of science fiction stories. Stating from joules Verne to…

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we shall overcome….

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Breaking the Silence: A Novel of Spain's Civil WarBreaking the Silence: A Novel of Spain’s Civil War by Maria J. Nieto
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Young Mari is leading an army of four in a secret war ……….
She is too young to conceptualize what war actually means-but she has already seen enough of it-in roadside trenches, in flying mortars, in whistling bullets, in scream of dying men, in smell of burning flesh………..
She is too young to realize her nation is now sitting on a heap of gunpowder-any moment which can blast-perhaps waiting for the matchstick…….
All she knew that she and her friends are women of Spain-and the glory of the land rests on their little shoulders. Mari-has to read a coded message which will help them in the war.
What war? Against whom they are fighting it?
They have perhaps the same amount of knowledge-as their elders, who are engaged on a bloody…

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FIFTH AVENUE FIDOS-a guest post

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Fairy tale within reality-it is like discovering oneself one day amid a fairy tale kingdom through the looking glass.
Discover what the writer has to tell about the book-

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FIFTH AVENUE FIDOS
Ever feel like a dog? I mean a real mutt. Mable did…until she realized she was the princess starring in her own fairy tale.
Mable Barker, a frizzy-haired mongrel from Queens with no real life direction, is never going to snag a man like Jason Mead, a purebred Upper East Side veterinarian. Besides, the shy but adorable Dr. Mead’s awkward ways around women have him dreaming not of finding love for himself but of playing canine matchmaker—breeding blue ribbon champions.

Jason’s first breeding attempt yields Innis, Fifth Avenue’s snarliest Pekingese. A dog whose temperament, it appears, will never fit show-dog standards…until he meets Mable, whom Jason hires as a dog walker.

Could Mable actually…

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