The Gist of It: A cool, well-researched read with a bad-ass protagonist and other characters you’ll be glad to see again in a sequel.
Now, truthfully, I don’t enjoy gory descriptions. Or horror. And I was particularly happy I finished reading well before midnight, as my own imagination can make the tamest of horror stories and moments into heart-attack inducing visions of fright at night.
But this book was marvelously researched and I loved Anantya and the other characters introduced in this book. And I was pretty upset when one of them (Spoiler Alert!) died, and brutally too — And that was after he had a pretty minor amount of page-time devoted to him, so I was surprised myself by how much his death hurt. 😦
But, there are certainly plenty of other characters in the book (who survived) that I would enjoy seeing in a sequel.
In short, if you’re someone who’d like a story with ancient Indian magic and supernatural beings in a wonderfully contemporary setting, a pretty gory mystery, and a pretty bad-ass and resourceful protagonist, then you’ll probably enjoy this book. 🙂