No of pages : 416
Published by :Notion press
Published on :October 15 th 2018
Genre : YA Fantasy Political thriller
After having read, an IT professional- turned author Samura's previous books namely Silconpururm and Semmari he has become my favorite author.
My sincere thanks to him for having sent me a free review copy of Vaseegara Nadu .which is a fitting tribute to DR. A P J Abdul Kalam.
First few pages of Vaseegara Nadu have slowed my reading as a lot of descriptions have gone into covering the details of backdrop of sea and the land nearer to the sea and also a new race of people living in the natural surroundings. Afterward, I quicken the pace as the story unfolds with subplots like layer after layer in an amazing gait..
I am overwhelmed by the raw, deeply creative and dark story of valour, revenge, loyalty friendship, enmity, violence, deceitfulness ,battles, and defeats. that would blow you away.
This mind-blowing novel is a mix of fantasy and fairy tale with a realistic feel. It is amazingly gritty, savage and heroic fantasy novel that gives all the thrill and excitement. The beautiful story in the harsh imaginative setting has got a sure edge to hook the readers.
This lengthy 416 pages book carries 25 chapters each has got a caption.Its a story of a greediness of a tyrant king of one nation to capture another kingdom.
The story begins with Koran a ruthless pirate saving a child abandoned by his parents. He christens him Vadumaran. He grows along with his biological son Porimudi. Once they go to the river all alone and Porimudi is caught by a bird Purasura.He has lost his left eye and left leg.
Porimudi reads a lot and learns to guide Vadumaran in several war strategies. In the meantime, they lose their parents. They capture Koranadu with the help of pirates and rule the country.They always try to go for war with other countries. Vadumaran marries Udayavarasi and they have got a son namely Eladheeran.
Deivasenar a learned guru teaches youngsters all the training for fighting. Vadumaran sends his son Elamaran for learning the skills. Senganal is the only son of Deivasenar.
In the meantime, Vadumaran comes to know about Vaseegara Nadu and decides to fight for the same.
What is the beauty and greatness of Vaseegara Nadu? whether Vadumaran succeeds in his endeavors? How they are powered to fight with the opponent? What are the special powers used by the soldiers of Vaseegara Nadu?
So many questions arise and you have to read the book for the answers.
The title Vaseegara Nadu and the Subtitle Kanporai Cavarum are eye-catching and the beguiling cover with the images of the two warriors on the background of the fort is alluring.
The simple and neat language , writing are good and the narrative prose is the sure page-turner. Once I start to read the book pages fly. The political drama with all the twists and turns includes all the vibes, sentiments and feelings.
The extraordinary power of MCs by taking the form of an animal mainly Crab and Tortoise is depicted with dexterity and prudence..Not only children but also adults would enjoy the tale. Especially the fighting scenes where the warriors change their power is shown in a grand manner. The author has done a great job on this facet.
The fast-paced novel leaves you so engaging to it you won't find a place where it drags. When the knots are unfurled you would feel how intriguing and interesting they are. As a fantasy writer, the author has lived in the realm of imagination to weave a magical story. The scientific and technical adventures at the time of war would astound you. Its a story sans boring elements with memorable characters and a riveting plot.
The creativity the evocative language and the quick change of scenes are the reason to experience a benign read. The characters so etched out nicely .you like a guy for all his wit and wisdom, but he dies by the attack of a prudent foe. The gory, bloody with a great deal of realism fights in the arena remind you those fought in the battlefield with ferocity and unexpected finish.
The author has tackled the nitty-gritty of creating a fantasy world of new races with magical powers.The largest world of imagination with a complex sense.The destiny of one affects other's trajectory leading to the movement of the story with all the terror and horror.
Also the Eco-freindly attitude of the author reflects in all the scenes highlighting the natural resources and the love for animals.
I like the following chapters
1. Vaseegara Nadu
Characterwise I admire both Senganal and Aravika. I like the way the guru trains his students and the competitions they face would astonish. The unethical methods of Vadumaran and Porimudi make me hate them. Among the supportive characters I like Deivasenar ,Gnani and Kavarathevan.
So many wise messages are sprinkled throughout the book.The succinct blurb gives an account of the nice story The font , paper quality and the printing are so good ,it makes the reading easy.
What I feel
How on the battlefield the soldiers belonging to the Kora Nadu can fight and simultaneously dig pits to conceal themselves in the night without the notice of the opponents?
A map would be a fitting addition and the drawings in color would be a great attraction.
Definitely, the book is great on the entertainment quotient and it would give a great read for fans of fantasy novel belong to all generations. The author has put in all the efforts utilizing his scientific and technical knowledge to include so many ideas and informations to engage us through the novel. This is one of the rarest of the rare book in Tamil in fantasy genre it would engage children, youth and elders as there are many thrillers and romance I novels.
The concept is executed so nicely to give an edge of the script for a movie.
A must read by fantasy fans and others also would enjoy the novel.
Don't wait.Grab the copy from the above link and pamper yourself with a treat of fantasy.
My Score : 5/5
Disclaimer: I have received the free copy of this book from the author in exchange of my honest and unbiased review and I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.