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
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….