Today I’m happy to offer you another book for review – The Revenge of Kaivalya by Sumana Khan. So far, I’ve read nothing but good reviews about the book and will be glad to have you add your views too.
Here’s what the book is about :
Deep within the womb-like forests of the Western Ghats, an entity manifests itself at the malevolent moment when the ocean rises to devour hundreds of thousands. Kencha, an unwitting witness to Its birth, is soon found dead – his body branded with a strange message written in HaLegannada, an ancient version of modern Kannada. Even as Dhruv Kaveriappa, Chief Conservator of Forests – Hassan division investigates Kencha’s death, he senses an unseen danger in the forests of Kukke, Bisle and Sakleshpura. Animals drop dead; plants wither away and just as he feared, the forest claims its first victim. Shivaranjini, on vacation in Sakleshpura, suffers a devastating tonic-clonic seizure moments after she returns from a visit to the forest. Soon, she begins to exhibit a bizarre personality disorder. Perhaps there is an outbreak of an unknown rabies-like disease? Or, as ridiculous as it seems, could it be a case of tantric witchcraft?
The truth unfolds in a dizzying maelstrom of events – a truth far too terrifying to comprehend…
Read more about the story behind the book’s name on the author’s blog.
The author, Sumana Khan, in her own words:
In a previous life, I was an IT consultant in a career that spanned a lucky 13 years. One fine day, when the sheer mental stagnation got to me, I decided to give up the corporate life and pursue my literary and academic interests. I’ve a Masters in Creative Writing and at present, I’m doing my Masters in psychology. The Revenge of Kaivalya is my debut novel.
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a. Your name
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e. Contact details:
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2. I will then forward your request to the author. If your request for a copy is accepted by the author, she will arrange to send you a copy.
3. Please post an honest review on your blog within 15 days of receiving the book.
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Updated: Thanks for the requests we’ve received so far. They have been processed by the author. We’re closing now.
Updated: The Book Club is hosting a live interview of Sumana Khan – go here for more.