The Origin of Martin Krooger by Sameer Kumar is a fantasy. When it comes these type of genres, everything happens in an imaginary form. It is far away from reality. The way the author has imbibed the vibes of curiosity is remarkable.
The cover of the book gives us a vibe of game where God versus Evil is there or a ghost story but when you flip the pages, the story is different. Thats the magic of the cover.
The title is intriguing and quickly draws our attention. We want to know more about this Origin of Martin Krooger. And the question arises, Whose this Mr. Krooger? When the word origin comes, it means it is the beginning of something or a beginning of a new ideology.
In the land of Gods, the arrival of a vigilante stormed the silence. He was brutally used and harassed by Gods. His emotions and sentiments were toyed with. The most powerful god, Agusthus, feels crippled before him. He targets everyone responsible for his state. He drains Agusthus by slaughtering his son. He exhausts Moira, daughter of Agusthus, by killing her brother before her eyes. He breaks Castle Gray, the only one capable of stopping him, by cursing his love into a cold bloodless stone. He weakens the powerful Queen Iris, Gray’s mother, and enslaves her husband. He certainly has no opponent. However, no one targets him. He is so silent and precise that no one buys the fact that the vigilante, who was cursed and killed long ago, is somehow back. Hence, the time waits for the birth of the last hope left to save the world from the wrath of the demon. Time waits for ‘Martin Krooger.’
The plot is beautifully woven and one can feel that the author has tried his best to fanatsize about the scenario. This is a roller coaster ride of events and the author keeps you hooked till the end. It seems as if you are watching a thriller movie. I am reminded of Harry Potter movies and some more thrillers. It seems as if its a game sometimes. So, a reader is full of pictorial representations in his head which is an achievement for the author.
The characterisation is the key role of a novel. Sameer’s characters surely do justice to his plot construction. The way the tension is built, the events take place and the characters being the mouthpieces of the author makes it lovable. Even the villain sound realistic though its a fantasy. My favourites were Martin Krooger, Agusthus, and the female characters too. Some were flat while some were round and it maintained a balance.
The style of writing is simple. I loved the philosophical element in the book the most. Further, the descriptions were just apt while the narratives were impressive. The poetic element has been phenomenal. Some found it a hinderance but it was an icing on the cake for me. A few days back I was asking for suggestions but I didn’t knew I would end up reading a fantasy and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
About the AUthor
Sameer Kumar is a mechanical engineer from B.I.T Sindri.He works at Tata Steel as a management trainee .It took him nearly nine years to research and complete this book .Being a motivational speaker ,he works silently for the betterment of the society .He is a tech savvy and loves to make gadgets with his friends