4Author:  Saranya Umakanthan

The Flame of Anahata by [Umakanthan, Saranya]

Book Blurb:

“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?
Will the fire of love ever flicker in the hearts of Diya and Suraj?

My Review:

This is the second book in the Comeback Warrior Trilogy. I have not read the first part, so I can safely say that even if you have not read the first part, reading this book would be a wonderful read.

The book plays with time, so initially we have two stories, from two decades that run parallel to each other. The story construction is such that even when the chapter skips between two very separate time zones, the reader does not get confused.

The book also has a very consistent pace, so no matter what is going on, we feel the need to keep on reading. The rhythm that the author has kept is great, as there is no dull or boring moment between action scenes. The story structure is well crafted, so with each statement, we get to know something more of the main story.

The characters are quite mature and three dimensional. So, the readers tend to get invested in them. Most of the main characters have quite interesting story lines of their own, which on its own also makes for a great story.

All in all, this is a great mix of action, adventure, romance, jealousy, greed, and what not. I rate this book a perfect 4 out of 4.

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