Kindling is the prequel to the book “Rage of The Immortals” by Kanika Singhal. Those who have read the sequel already would be surely glad about the release. When I started reading this book, I honestly felt that this book is India’s answer to “Thor” where The Gods (read it as siblings) fight with each other. The story has traces of it but the plot and the narration are completely different. Hence you need not have to be skeptical about reading this beautifully written novel.
I loved the cover, to start with. The novel also kind of rekindled my memories of watching the Amazon series “Supernatural”. What I am trying to emphasize here is, that if you are a lover of Supernatural stuff, you would surely love it.
Cifer and Atom are the protagonists of the novel who the story revolves around. Atom, the younger brother of Cifer was also the “King of Heaven”. Dave and Davie were the Parents.
Cifer was always protective of Atom being the younger sibling. He liked Ivprith, “Lady of the Wild”.
Then there are characters like Vishaad, the leader of the Queen’s guard, Asmi among others.
Ivprith gets startled by the sight of the figure emerging from the shadows. Who was it?
There are references like Shadow, Nightmare, Aurora as well.
The references to these mystical characters which are tied with present-day emotions/feelings make the novel more enjoyable.
The connection between Atom and Nightmare is the ultimate because though Nightmare is feared by all, Atom did not even bother as to what she is capable of. In fact, this helps him to realize his potential and helps him come out of the barrier to which he was bound.
Like in the movies, even in this story, God gets angry and banishes Cifer to the Underworld. Why did HE do that?
Ivprith intimidates Nightmare. How could she manage to do it?
I must say that this is a perfectly knitted mythical character that is not only engaging but also entertaining. Can be a perfect one for the book reading session in the café or elsewhere. Do give it a read and find out what caused enmity between the brothers and what this had led to in the end. Not the usual novel which you would read….
Like I have mentioned, each and every poems makes you to think as it conveys the deep meaning of those aspects which are connected to the objects/emotions that were mentioned above making it a perfect one to read and to present it your family and friends and to all those who love reading poems.
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After the initial first part, there are 18 chapters where Kris speaks to Aarj who was in the dilemma of fighting against Duro. Do I need to say that he succeeds in convincing Aarj to take up the dual and the outcome of it?
The way how Mahabharata was explained with a completely new set of characters from the present age makes it really interesting to read. Kids of the present age may not show interest in reading the actual epic but for sure would be glued to this novel. So, without letting them know that this is Mahabharat(assuming they have not heard or read the epic earlier), one can go ahead and present it because the information that this novel consists is applicable to all ages irrespective of place, religion, caste, and creed.
1. What motivates you to write?
Inspired by my fellow writers whose comforting and reassuring words have brought peace to my depressed mind. I wanted to do the same for others who live in the scary world of anxiety, worry, and overthinking.
2. How did you feel after publishing your books?
Felt happy that finally, I could do something which can contribute to the happiness of my fellow beings.
3. What are some of your favorite books and authors?
The secret by Rhonda Byrne, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and The power of positive thinking by Norman Vincent.
4. Is there a specific reason for naming your book?
Most of us run away from problems in our life without being aware of the fact that we have the power to face and overcome the setbacks in life. When we are confident that we can face the world and its numerous twists and turns then why should we worry ?
5. What inspired you to write the books(in general)? Any tales to tell…
The dark and depressive world I was in after my son’s untimely death and my successful battle to come out of it. Felt sharing my journey with people who suffer from similar painful experiences can bring happiness and peace back to their depressing lives.
6. What was your biggest learning experience throughout the writing process?
The more simple and straight from your heart you communicate with your readers, the easier they understand and appreciate your thoughts.
7. Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break in as a writer?
I spoke from my heart with an immense desire to help my readers walk through the path of happiness and peace by giving them anecdotes they can easily relate to.
8. Any best piece of writing advice that you would like to share with new or struggling writers?
Talk to your readers through your writing in a way they can relate to what you are talking about and take away some positives which can make their lives better and happier.
9. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?
I have been teaching literature for the last 27 years and I love doing it for many more years to come.
10. Any future books that you would like to discuss now?
My next book will be a collection of poems and a series of real-life inspirational journeys of some extraordinary students I was fortunate to teach.
11. What other profession excites you the most?
The teaching of course.
12. Any special mention about your reader (be it with reviews/feedback or anything else)
One person who was suffering from severe anxiety and depression told me that the book has been a lifeline to her. She sincerely follows the suggestions and tasks given in the book and now is back to work after two years.
13. Do you write the story at a stretch or do you take your time to complete it?
If you take a longer time, wouldn’t you be forgetting the story? How do you tackle it?
I take a long time mostly because of the busy lecture schedule I have for students as well as government departments. Since the book is basically about my own experiences, it was easy for me to recollect.
14. Traditional or Self-Publishing? Why?
Since it’s my first book, I took the help of a publisher and I was fortunate to have Walnut publications to help me in the process.
15. How is the response so far for the book?
Very humbling.Excellent sales and reviews. Most important the book is helping many depressed souls to walk back towards the happiness and peace they once had in abundance.