I am not a huge fan of fantasy fiction. It has happened a lot of times with me that I pick up a book of this genre and after reading a couple of chapters I put it aside to finish it later and that never happens, more so when I am reading a debut author attempting such a tricky genre of writing. The Secrets Of Dark by Arka Chakrabarti came in for review and I am glad that I was able to finish it because of the simple fact that it managed to engage me right from the first page.
An attempt at writing fantasy fiction and that too doing it subtly is a battle half won and the author has achieved it quite convincingly. Rest has been covered by the intense research done by the author in crafting an interesting plot and keeping a non-fan hooked to his debut book.
I will not get into the details of the plot. Just sharing a part of the book blurb here
“In the mystical land of Gaya, two prophecies bind the fate of men and empires alike. The Destroyer born from the royal seed on the land of the setting sun shall bring the empires down, or so has been foretold …..”
Arka Chakrabarti’s imagination runs wild and he has very well managed to craft something that keeps a reader hooked. He knows what he is dealing with and doesn’t leave any loose ends in the story. If you like fantasy fiction, I recommend you to give this book a shot.
Book Source : Publishers
Publisher : Srishti Publications
Genre : Fantasy Fiction
ISBN : 978-93-80349-90-9