Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place witnessed the launch of the most anticipated debut book of 2019 “Chronicles of the Mortal Vishnu” by a young author from Assam, “Antar Atreya”. Mr. Pushkar Raj Thakur and Mrs. Geetika Saigal were the guests of honor.
Antar Atreya wrote his
first book “Classic Suspense Stories“ at the age of 14 which was a huge
success. He has been a co-author with renowned novelist ‘Durjoy Dutta’ in
“Pocket full O’ Stories”.
Speaking at the event, the
author – Antar Atreya talked about his immense love for the characters of
Baahubali(The Movie), and the Avengers, and how other genres have helped his
Stories, Suspense, War, Mythological Fantasy Genres, my interests in books are
wide and varied, and as such they help me form my vision, and spark the
imagination for my stories. Bhagwat Geeta and various mythological books have
helped me in my research work, right from being an UPSC aspirant, to finally
becoming an author. My current favourite authors are Amish Tripathi & Dan
Both the Guests wished him
success for his debut book and Antar
also promised for a sequel of the book, if people continue loving the story of
Chronicles of the Mortal Vishnu.
A Small brief for the book
aka Book Review!
The story of the book set in
the next Treta Yuga starts from the theory of creation of Universe and how
mankind came into existence. It then depicts how civilizations emerged and
social norms, political structures and economic models were shaped with time.
The shift of the world from
good to bad and bad to worse explains how greed, lust, selfish motives and
other vices made the mankind turn corrupt. The mentor of mankind, the powerful
first born- Prathamjiv creates a clan of Daityas and with invincible power he
becomes a dictator, ruling the entire earth without the ideals of justice,
equality and freedom.
When the earth is gripped
with tyrannical rule, two prodigal warriors start their journey of becoming
heroes; essentially to liberate the mankind from adharma. As their stories
progress, the book is full of adventures, adrenaline twists and turns and many
memorable scenes. In particular the battles depicted in the story are very real
and detailed, full of strategies and counter-strikes and it makes the readers
imagine every scene very clearly. Apart from the battle scenes, there are many
more hypnotic sequences like a chase and couple of fight scenes in the Kailash
mountain region and the flow of river Ganga from Lord Shiva’s hair-locks. The
book also shows mystic creatures like Yakshas and Narklokis and describes their
ways of life in an exciting way.
Another notable point of the
book is the use of romance in a strong manner and the female characters are
shown to be really empowering and mighty. Full of many characters with
their own sub-plots, the book is truly an epic saga with various twists that
would surprise the readers many-a-times. The ending of the book is a huge world
war which has been written like a screenplay and readers can visualize the
events in it.
Overall, the book has a
gripping story, potent characters and many impactful scenes and the detailing
and description of every scene is amazing.