Manu by Darshan Desale is an Exhilarating Work of Mythological Fantasy

People are aware of epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata but still now and then many books come into the market and each book sound a different story. These epics or sweeping saga-like books have a kind of magical influence on readers. After Amish introduced the Shiva Trilogy, since then fictional books on the Indian mythology are all the more a fad.

On the similar lines, India’s one of the best traditional publishers Leadstart has released a riveting mythological fiction ‘Manu’, written by Darshan Desale. This novel shuttles between two timelines, or possibly more. As the book is titular, the main lead is Manu. He is twenty something guy, totally consumed by historical scriptures and mythology. Well one day something strange occurs to him and he could not cope up with that as a normal human being. There is a figure from Mahabharata named Aswatthama. He appears out of nowhere and takes him to a secret and ancient city called Shambala. After this point, the book turns towards the last avatar of the Lord Vishnu – referred as Kalki.

Running up to 288 pages, the novel passes through a lot of twists and turns. The book delves deep with Indian mythology as a strong backdrop. The good and unique point of the story is that it travels from contemporary times to ancient one.  As the story chugs ahead, other stories of legendary figures also take part to keep readers enticed. Readers interested in Amish or Devdutta books must explore this book as it is full of many Indian mythological characters. Overall, it is a pleasure to read this novel. Right since the first page the story was totally observing and moved at fast pace to unfold the drama one after another.

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About the Author:

This is my first book. The journey of this book began when I was in the eighth grade in school. Since my childhood, I was engrossed with questions about many things. I did not get all the answers in those days. Whatever answers I got were not satisfactory. It was then I began to look for answers in my way. During that quest, I got interested in ancient wisdom and knowledge, and before I knew it, I had begun researching the subject matter. I also began writing articles on the same. Of course, these were limited to myself and my friends. I did not start writing a book and I had no intention to do so. The thought of writing a book occurred to me while I was in the twelfth grade. Very often we used to have discussions hours after our dinner on various topics. I used to narrate stories from ancient history in such gatherings. I used to present my interpretation and some research on the topics. My friends used to find these interesting and liked them. It was then that my friends urged me to write a book, and I took it up seriously. Initially, I wrote a lot of short stories, but many I did not like myself. Eventually, in my second year of college, I developed the concept of a story. I gave it to my friends to read, who liked it very much and recommended that I publish it as a book. Consequently, today I am happy to present this book to my readers. I am happy that you have picked up this book, and I am thankful to you all for that. I hope you all like it. I eagerly await your comments and criticism for the same.

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