Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu by Kevin Missal – Book Review

Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu



Whenever there is a decline in righteousness and an upsurge in unrighteousness, at that time, I take birth again.
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?

Book Review:

“Dharmyoddha kalki: Avatar of Vishnu” is a mythological fiction and is the tale of Lord Vishnu’s tenth avatar, Kalki. After Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi, mythological fiction has become a huge craze among readers. Dharmayodha Kalki is the latest in the series.

I picked up the book as I had read some great reviews of it. When I started reading it I had great expectations from it. The beginning was rather slow and the book took a while to pick. However, after some time the story started getting interesting. Kalki is those kinds of books that grow on you. You need some patience to stick to it and let it unfurl its magic.

The book is a very well planned and well executed one where it is quite evident that the author has devoted a lot of time in planning the structure of the book. Every detail and setting is well thought of and excellently planned. The characters are well developed and very well crafted.

The description is good. The language is simple. However, it does not gel with the topic dealt with as it seems too shallow for a mythological fiction. I would have enjoyed more if the author had added some more substance and depth to the book. The book lacks at some grounds as a mythological fiction.

The cover of the book is gorgeous and I loved it.

Overall, Kalki is an enjoyable read if you pick it without any expectations. Recommended if you like reading mythological fiction.

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