Book Review- Narasimha

Author: Kevin Missal

Publisher: HaperCollins India

No Of Pages: 350

Genre: Mythology Fiction


Narasimha, once a brave soldier, has left the war and lies low as a physician in a village.

But a familiar face from his past seeks his help to stop the tyranny of the blind usurper Andhaka. If Narasimha refuses, the world might just end. What will he do? And why did he leave the war in the first place?

Prahlad, the interim king of Kashyapuri, is torn between the ideals of his unrighteous father and his love for Lord Vishnu. Whom will he choose?

Hiranyakashyap, the ruler of the Asura Empire, wants to avenge the death of his wife. To do that, he must go through the Trials and get the ultimate weapon – the Brahmastra. But the Trials have sent so many others to their death. Can Hiranyakashyap survive?

Welcome to the reimagining of the fourth Avatar of Lord Vishnu by bestselling author Kevin Missal.

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Book Review

We have indeed heard of Narasimha , an epitome of  Lord Vishnu who comes for the rescue of his devotee Prahalad. Mythological fictions are the ones which keeps us intact with the correlation of epics and the real world. This book binds that intact even more tighter. 

The story offers so many perspectives for a single action. I assumed that everyone was correct and added logic to their reasons.I simply loved the narration flow. The chapters were the life of each individual characters independently and at different scenarios. 

Every character had a brilliant top notch construction for themselves. Holika character would be a perfect example for that. There is place where she will be questioned for her action by her soldiers. She will respond to them with the reason at first and only then ask them not to question or doubt her decision, a stubborn warrior but not arrogant. 

I really don’t know how author managed to keep the antagonists on the evil side and protagonists on the virtuous side even after showcasing their good and bad traits. At times I felt to switch the antagonist and protagonist representation  seeing each of their deeds. Author effortlessly outsmarted my belief in what is good and bad. You will understand how it is when you read the pages of Narasimha and Hiranyakashyap.

The Language was absolutely easy and even with electrifying story flow. The only misplacing fact I felt was Prahalad trust on Lord Vishnu all of a sudden even after seeing the actions of Narada which was anyway different from Hiranyakashyap. 

The war sequences were mild and not exaggerated. It happened on second to second that I found it be logical and not filmy.

Overall “Narasimha, Book 1,The Mahaavatar tilogy”  is a bunch of revenge arrows from all sides targeted on each other which perfectly laid a strong foundation for the book 2. 



About The Author

Kevin Missal is a 21 year old graduate from St. Stephen’s College, who has written four novels till now ranging from crime to mythology to horror. He had written his first book at the age of 14, which was released by the Chief Minister of Delhi. His second book was written at the age of 16 and was published by a British indie-press. He is a pioneer in writing the World’s First InstaRead and is a bestseller on Amazon under horror category. He is also the co-owner and co-founder of Kalamos Literary Services, which publishes and promotes fledgling writers to make a mark in the literary industry.

He is a best-selling author and a full-time writer. The first two books in his Kalki, Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu and its sequel Satyayoddha Kalki: Eye of Brahma, have both been runaway successes.



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