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The Simoqin Prophecies (GameWorld Trilogy, #1) Die Prophezeiungen Berichten Vom Erwachen Des Schrecklichen Rakshas Danh Gem Und Von Der Ankunft Eines Helden, Der Sich Ihm Entgegenstellen Wird Als Der Tag Der R Ckkehr Danh Gems Naht, Macht Man Kurzerhand Den Prinzen Asvin Zum Retter Doch Dann Sind Da Noch Die Sch Ne Maya Und Der Junge Zauberer Kirin Wer Ist Der Prophezeite Retter Und Wer Vernichter Der Welt Samit Basu F Hrt In Eine Nie Gekannte Welt Der Fliegenden Teppiche, Rosa Trolle, Baucht Nzerinnen Und M Rderischen Kaninchen. Finally, an Indian author who writes science fiction fantasy And what a novel With references from various books, ranging from Indian epics like the Ramayan and the Mahabharata to fantasy books like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Eragon to Greek mythology this book has it all.The writing is fluid, easy to read and laced with humor The plot has many central characters, many threads and ever so many leads, and each one is better than the last Generally speaking, it follows the traditional first book in a YA fantasy series novel thread enter hero, hero is found by the good forces, hero is meticulously trained, hero goes on a quest foretold by the prophecy, hero gathers equipment magical weapons useless shiny items, the dark lord evil king guy with bad humor rises, the battle begins except for one twist there is no good and evil, and there are not one, but many heroes The author, instead giving you one awesome mind blowing perfect hero, gives two And the freedom to choose which one you want to back.Personally speaking, I dislike one of the heroes he s an arrogant, anti feminist girl chaser who wants to be a hero not for the sake of saving the world, but for the sake of being a hero The other one however, is mysterious, charming, true to the heroine and the underdog More importantly, the second hero doesn t want to be a hero He wants to be left in peace.The book is filled descriptions of the characters, but unlike other YA authors, Samit I like fantasy fiction unlike the vast majority of people who think that it s a disreputable form of literature and consider it only for kids I liked the book It brims over with allusions Ramayana, Mahabharatha, Greek mythology, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, comic books, Arabian Nights etc etc The storyline, of course, is fantasy staple diet There is a Quest, and a Quest needs a Hero, who must go forth with a band of loyal warriors and have many adventures, and Save the World But Simoqin Prophecies offers a slight twist at the end the reader is unsure who the Hero is the human Prince Asvin, or the half ravian Kirin Most of the fantasy epics like LOR, HP etc are eternal wars between Good and Evil Basu gently pokes fun at the traditional fantasy epic And where writers like Tolkien can frequently become dull by virtue of their almost obsessive attention to detail, Basu has managed to evade the issue by throwing in enough wry one liners and puns But Imagine this A desert that s called Al Ugobi.A seagull whose name is Irik Seagull.A group of spell casters calling themselves Hex Men Now none of the above are integral to this story but why I mentioned them here first is probably because this inventive play on words is my major take away from this book Samit Basu is just superb at these things There are interesting references throughout the book and I m terribly tempted to list them all out for you but that would take out most of the fun So am I saying that the actual book in itself is not very remarkable No, in fact its quite the opposite Samit Basu achieves something here that not many have done before or even after For a long time, I wanted to see a fantasy story from India that s NOT based on Indian Mythology Sure, Ramayana and Mahabhratha are too great that we wouldn t ever need anything else as inspiration but I did feel that fantasy as a genre was never exploited the way it was done outside And Samit, here, attempts a book of semi e I had given up on contemporary Indian authors, but Samit Basu gives me hope Surprisingly well written, the book is a parody of your everyday fantasy With a Dark Lord who s not so dark, a Robin Hood doubling as Lord Rama and princes falling in love with Rakshases, while damsels give knights a run for their money, this book hilariously kills all Think of a story, Timas It can be anything you like Don t think too much, now Protagonists can be regular too Guy and female best friend Perfect, Timas Let s put in a competing alpha male, yes And keep it in an Indian mythological setting how novel While you re at it, Timas, throw in a lot of references to appear clever Now start writing, Timas your name isn t Timas, is it Keep the beginning intriguing How A rambling confused Creator who disappears for the rest of the time Sounds good to me Jump to the end now, Timas What about the middle, you say Oh, put some words to fill up space, I trust you with that Finish with something you can continue later Trilogies sell these days, you know, Timas.Voila Look, Timas You now have a light, entertaining, mindless read wit A very underrated author Lucky for me i picked up this book randomly from the library Hilarious spoofs on everyone from Aladdin to Lord of the Rings to Robin hood and a brilliant story Must read for a good laugh and a great story I had heard some vague stuff about Samit Basu s Gameworld Trilogy a long time ago Unfortunately, it got pushed to the deep recesses of my mind until one day, as Fate would have it, I chanced upon a copy of The Simoqin Prophecies Then I thought, Ah, what the heck Secretly I was hoping that the book would restore my hope for the future of modern Indian fantasy fiction.Guess what It did.I am a fan of Basu s style of writing His voice is refreshing, quirky, hilarious and at times will leave you snorting and groaning with laughter I thought I should make a special mention for the humor in this novel Because don t expect it to be your traditional epic fantasy In fact, throughout the book it pokes perpetual light hearted fun at your old fantasy tropes In these pages you will find scattered dozens of parodies and spoofs, some subtle, others not so much, of well known movies, books, comics and so on The novel s unique humor suffused in each and every paragraph you read One review said that the bo It took me a little while to get into this book because it starts out slow, and I m not used to Hindu critter names It wasn t too long that I was completely absorbed into the book I have to admit, I really liked Basu s writing style It was fun, hilarious, quirky, and epic As I read through all of the mini adventures the characters went on, I was amazed and drawn in While much of the time the quests weren t detailed, it was much easier to read that way Seriously, I m not a huge fan of books when you have to sit through every single one of the hero s adventures to understand how he got X item Basu went through the fun ones, while skimming over the lame ones This does not mean, however, that character development falls short You know quite well who the characters are, what they are thinking, what they are like, and half the time in your own head you are begging them to do not do something My favourite thing about this book is t GoosebumpsI have been a fantasy fiction junkie for the better part of a decade now but this style of writing is totally new to me and extremely refreshing Some die hard fantasy lovers have argued that the books are comedy and so does not get a place in the Great and Exalted Hall of Epic Fantasies however, I would say that the author has managed to walk this tight rope marvelously well The comedy does not hinder the story, instead it enric


About the Author: Samit Basu

Samit Basu is a writer of books, films and comics His first novel, The Simoqin Prophecies, published by Penguin India in 2003, when Samit was 23, was the first book in the bestselling Gameworld Trilogy and marked the beginning of Indian English fantasy writing The other books in the trilogy are The Manticore s Secret and The Unwaba Revelations.Samit s other novels include a YA novel, Terror on t


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