Manthan: Boy Destined To Be God by Utkarsh Pandey – Book Review

Manthan: Boy Destined To Be God (The Kalki Chronicles Book 1)

BY: UTKARSH PANDEY

Synopsis:

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GODS LOOK UP TO A MERE CHILD AS THE SAVIOUR OF PRITHVI?
IS HE THE AVATAR THE WORLD AWAITS?
WILL THIS BE THE END OF KALIYUGA?

Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by day hypnotised by the powerful influence of the Age of Kali.

Blessed by Lord Shiva but banished by the other Gods to the depths of the underworld, a Deva seeks revenge. Punished for his valiant sacrifice and betrayed by his own kin, he decides to turn humans against their Gods. He arises as the powerful and invincible Kali, the creator of chaos and turmoil on Prithvi.

Adi Parashakti, the Supreme Goddess is left with only two choices… to destroy Prithvi or to summon a power to stand against the might of Kali.

As the world most eagerly awaits the Kalki Avatar, signifying the cleansing of the world from all its sorrows, Vasu, born to humble parents, unwittingly finds himself catapulted into the middle of a mighty churning, a MANTHAN, his simple and content life turned upside down.

Does the fate of Prithvi rest on the shoulders of a mere boy? Is he the chosen one?

The story of a boy who was destined to be God. 

Book Review: 

As far as I remember, “Palace of Illusions” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni was the first of its style that laid the foundation stone for fiction based on mythological epics. After that with the release of Karna’s Wife and Amish Tripathi’s Shiva Trilogy, the market got flooded with mythological fiction. Some were good and some, average or below average.

Manthan is the latest in the series and is the tale of Vasu who was destined to be Kalki, the tenth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The book narrates the journey of Vasu from a normal boy to a warrior who discovers his true potential and purpose to free the world from the wraths of Kali.

Mahabharata has always been my favourite epic and when it is about Mahabharata, I love each and everything about it. So I was immediately drawn towards the book though I was well aware that it is a work of fiction. However, the book did not disappoint me. The book has been written with so much conviction and logical explanation that it is a delight to read it.

The plot is interesting. The story revolves around Vasu, his transformation into a warrior and his journey towards the end of Kali. The story has all the ingredients to hook the reader till the end. With ample dose of action, adventure and riddles, the book takes the reader to an enthralling journey.

The description and narration style is simple and lucid. Usage of words is simple and one does not need a dictionary to read the book.

The characters have been developed well and seem real with their own fears and insecurities.

I liked the title and cover of the book very much. The way the title has been written is very interesting and immediately catches the attention.

Overall, Manthan by Utkarsha Pandey is a captivating read. Looking forward to read the next in the series. Recommend to all who love reading mythology based fiction.

** I received a review copy of the book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. **

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