It’s been quite a while since I wanted to read this. Thanks to BlogAdda, I could finally do it. Everything related to the book – the impressive jacket, Lord Shiva as the central character, treating him as a mortal with flesh and blood – makes anyone eager to read it. Needless to say, I was one of them.
The novel sets the pace right from the first page. The protagonist, Shiva, is introduced in the very first sentence. By the end of the first chapter, you are already hooked beyond means. The story moves with a tremendous pace, the battle scenes are breathtakingly explained and ends with what feels like a tap on the head.
However, the novel is not without a few flaws. One of the major drawbacks is characterization. Although Shiva is the central character, I couldn’t care much about him and the legend that surrounds him. Characterization, I believe, is the backbone of a story. You neither feel sad when he is vulnerable nor feel happy when he battles the wrongdoers. None of the characters make an impact.