About the Book
“The Missing Fairy Princess” is the story of a 16-year-old fairy princess pitted against a powerful witch. The witch has stolen a potent new mantra developed by a colleague, ruthlessly snuffing out a brilliantly innovative mind. She then hatches an elaborate plot to frame an adversary for her misdeed. Her intention is to exact sweet revenge from her foe and at the same time, get away with the theft. The victim, caught in her vicious web, is doomed to disgrace and a life sentence on a harsh penal colony. Meanwhile, the witch learns from her crystal ball, about an imminent threat from a fairy princess wearing a pink tiara. To ward off that threat she kidnaps the fairy princess, wipes her memory clean and then turns her into a two-year-old girl.
Unfortunately for the culprit, she has goofed up by kidnapping the wrong fairy princess, Merlyn, instead of Ashlyn, her twin. The mistake turns out to be the undoing of the witch because Ashlyn proves to be her nemesis. The brilliant fairy princess exposes the cobweb of misleading evidence fabricated by the witch, ultimately unmasking her.
If you love mystery, whodunit, with a dash of magical realism and sci-fi, this book is for you.
About The Author
More than six decades later, leading a quiet retired life, the passion for writing came to the fore. My first attempt at writing was a historical fiction, inspired by the Indian classics Ramayan and Mahabharat. It was an epic comprising of over 100,000 words. During the writing process, I went through every conceivable phase the author undergoes; writer’s block, frustration, despair, uncertainty. I even reached the stage where I thought about abandoning the project altogether. But the thought of the slog over those countless hours wouldn’t let me accept defeat and I persisted through tenacity and sheer will power. I read it over and over, and again; chopped out entire sections and re-wrote until the outcome was to my satisfaction. It took me over six years to complete that book, titled “Bheem – The Saga of Madhavpur” and finally, it was published during February this year on KDP Select.
In between, I published a fast-paced adventure sci-fi story titled “This Nightmare is for Real”.
I had been toying with the idea of a fairy tale for the last few years on account of it being the favourite topic of my granddaughter during her younger days. The result is the current book, “The Missing Fairy Princess”.
I have made a foray in a totally different genre altogether for my next one – the cross-border terrorism faced by India – titled “The Carnivore has a Heart”. It will be published through KDP Select within the next few days.
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