Agniputr: When Agni First Spoke by Vadhan is a Perfect Suspense Novel. The genre of the novel is surely a complete surprise for the readers. The author has made this book look like a roller coaster ride.
The cover of the book is exceptional and the innovation of the designer and the hidden thoughts of the author can be seen. The author wants us to keep guessing the situations and surprise us with some different version of the thoughts.
The title gives us an idea that it is a mythological novel but it comes out to be misleading as we start reading the book. The book has some other thoughts while the cover and the title talk something else.
The author seems to be playing with the minds of the readers. The genre is difficult to guess. The readers judge it as a mythology but the facts of quantum physics and other paranormal activities us a new picture. This is totally new to the word of Indian authors and creates a lot of hype in the writing industry.
Many years ago,an extraordinary cripple disappeared from a remote village, ending a time of terror. Not many knew that he gave his life to confine a malevolence, the Sutram, to its subterranean womb or that in doing so, he had prevented the apocalypse.
Deep beneath the Earth the evil has lurked, fraying its shackles and plotting its escape, all the while gathering immeasurable power. Until now.
When ace lawyer, Raghuram Surya, received an order of requisition from the Government of India for his ancestral castle, he was unaware of the Sutram beneath it or his own legacy.
He will have to choose between the world’s end or his own.
Before long, the lawyer takes on India’s most powerful politician, Kiromal, a man utterly obsessed with power. Kiromal and his sinister Tantric advisor intend to use the evil beneath the castle to play God.
Raghuram finds an ally in Sheila, a scientist who is tasked to investigate the Sutram. Using Quantum science to interpret a Vedic verse, they have to unravel the secrets of creation to stop the destruction. Through it all, they have to be one step ahead of Kiromal just to stay alive.
Now is the time of final reckoning. Will Kiromal harness the evil to rule the world?
Or will the Sutram break free to eradicate the planet?
Or, are Raghuram and Sheila merely pawns in an even deadlier game?
The plot is gripping and binds the readers till the end. The book is divided into four parts and the way the parts are delineated is amazing. It is difficult to understand whether it is a crime sequence or something else.
The characters play a tricky role in the book. Some look flat but are complex while some are just so to the point. The author has played with the minds of the characters as well. The last part has a crisp character named Agniputr and the whole story revolves around him.
The style of writing is lucid, pithy and condensed. The use of different point of views is impeccable. The way the author has talked about science, the readers seem to fall in love with it. The suspense, mystery are totally perfect. There are tinge elements of humor in it which makes the mood light.
About the Author
With more than two decades as a litigator and consultant for legislative compliance, Vadhan turned to writing a few years ago. He is a lawyer by training, an entrepreneur and dreamer. His first book, ‘Shatru’, part of the Kronikles series, is highly praised and critically reviewed to be one of the best fantasy novels in India. Vadhan is married with two children. He aspires to be a politician and a reformist one day. Vadhan lives in New Gurgaon, India, with his wife.