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Tarikshir The Awakening by Khayaal Patel Book Review

Tarikshir: The Awakening by Khayaal Patel

Book Name – Tarikshir The Awakening

Author – Khayaal Patel

Publisher – Westland Books

Page Count – 332

The Blurb on Goodreads

A small princely state in Rajasthan is the last bastion of resistance against the might of the British Empire. While unrest surrounding the sudden death of the king of Devangarh grows, young prince Rudra Pratap Chauhan prepares to ascend the throne. But the kingdom is in turmoil. The Devangarh army is outnumbered and the British forces are closing in. To make matters worse, Rudra discovers the king’s death may not have been accidental after all. The frequent appearances and disappearances of a mysterious, masked stranger, and a series of ritualistic murders in which the bodies have been drained of blood, spread panic across the realm. Who is this creature and how is he connected to all the strange occurrences?

As Rudra struggles to manage his new responsibilities and investigate his father’s death, he stumbles upon dark, dangerous secrets that will destroy everything he now holds together.


This was an enthralling read and I enjoyed all the aspects of this book. The book was gripping and all the elements were straightforward, which I liked. Rudra is a character shown of great valor. The author has used some tiny bits of information from Ramayana to build the plot. The pace of the book was fast and the climax was predictable.

I enjoyed the fact of how the author has tried blending mythology with contemporary and British armies taking the central stage. The language used was simple and thus making it easier to for the readers to keep up. Rudra is shown strong and mighty and he is ready to tackle every obstacle in his way, to find out the culprits behind his father’s death. The thing which I did not like was that the chapters were longer and creating dullness while reading.

Although the story’s climax was expected, you should read on till the end because something will give you a shock and leaving you wanting for more. I loved the character of Duryadutta and I think that everyone should have a mentor just like him.

I’ll recommend this book to all the fans of mythological reads.

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