Aham - Saurabh Thakur
The three realms of the spirits, the humans and the demons are hanging in a delicate balance. What happens when this balance is disturbed? Will the three great races descend into chaos? Or will this bring in a new era? This fantastic book is the first in a series of three.
Uniqueness: The book is a story about demons, spirits, and humans. These entities have been an everpresent part of Indian mythology. However, the author brings in a new perspective to things forcing me to ask the question, is their truly a bad guy? This brings in new freshness to the whole idea of black and white. Maybe it's all grey.
Predictability: As you follow the story, there are points where you can predict, but there were indeed a few twists that you won't see coming.
Cost Worth: The book costs 299 on Amazon and is decently priced.
Writing Style: The author of the series, Saurabh Thakur, has spent a reasonable amount of time coming up with the story and fitting it into a frame. Descriptions are given where necessary, and the primary focus is on the storyline and the characters. The writing is engaging, and twists have been strategically placed to make sure it is engaging at all times.
Entertaining: The storyline is fresh and engaging. The book maintains a steady pace, and before you know it, you are at the end of the book, wondering what's going to happen.
Verdict: Aham is a fast-paced, entertaining debut novel by Saurabh Thakur. While the prologue is inspired by the Lord of the Rings series, the main storyline is fresh and engaging. 8.5/10 by The Bookers' Diary.