“They turned to see his tears of love wiping away her blood of agony..”
Diya throws Suraj’s proposal back in his face, leaving him broken-hearted. Why would she do so when she loved him desperately?Suraj finds his Guruji unconscious beside a cave clutching the warrior Indrajith’s diary. His heart-rending love story then unfolds. Being trapped in a web of emotions, Indrajith endured the pain of his lost love, hurting himself and trampled Deepali’s hope for his adopted brother.. Who was he?Sealed for centuries and holding the Mann-Parivarthana astra, the cave is besieged by evil now. But all attempts to unlock it go futile. Faced with baffling hints, Suraj’s intelligence is sorely tested. What is the potent power required to break through that Paanch-Dost-Gupha?
The Flame of Anahata
Will the fire of love ever flicker in the hearts of Diya and Suraj?
Flame of Anahata is a book with layers upon layers. On one hand there’s a story of Diya who rejected Suraj’s proposal and how he deals with that rejection. Then there’s a past conflict that comes into question. It’s a whole web of complicated plot that has been written beautifully so one can read and enjoy without getting confused.
Personally the whole part about the cave was my favorite. It has to be the most interesting thing in the story and I wanted more of that portion. Then there is a further theme of love and being in clarity with one’s emotion. That theme in itself is an important one. I really liked that the book was fast paced and captivating so I was turning pages until I was at the end and in no way did it leave me disappointed. Since I had not read the first part, I had wondered if this book will confuse but it didn’t which means it can work well as a stand alone too.
The characters that author has written despite being mythological seem realistic and the premise itself is well-built which is a commendable job. But I was more fascinated with Asur’s character and hoped for more insight on him.
Also, I couldn’t really accept Indrajith and the princess’ connection because it lacked the intensity and time that it takes to build a bond with someone.
There are further elements in this book like the two kingdoms that have been divided due to a misunderstanding. One focuses on natural and magical elements while the other makes use of science and inventions. In that way, the book included a far broader thing as well. I would say this was an entertaining and Captivating book.