Oath of the Vayuputras

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India’s mythology is rich and beautiful and, honestly, would provide enough fodder for plenty¬†of fantasy novels. Luckily for us.

This is the last one in the Immortals series by Amish Tripathi.This is the book that promises us all the answers that have been sought through Shiva’s journey and, personally, I found it slightly disappointing. Continue reading “Oath of the Vayuputras”

All He Ever Wanted

Stiff, pompous, self-satisfied and narrow-minded men seldom feature as protagonists of stories. But then this is hardly his story. On the face of it, anyway. Professor Nicholas Van Tassel first spots Etna Bliss at the scene of a fire. And it is a fair measure of the man that even as fire devoured a building […]

In the Garden trilogy: Blue Dahlia

Imagine a wild-eyed ghost that appears night after night in your baby’s nursery and sings it lullabies while it rocks in a creaky chair. Scared? Not so much? I still remember reading my first Nora Roberts, even though I don’t remember which one it was. ¬†It was a hot summer’s day when I was in […]

Pride & Prejudice

No list of the world’s greatest romantic stories is complete without Jane Austen’s most lauded work, Pride & Prejudice. I will admit now that this most certainly wasn’t the first time I was reading P&P. However, it’s something I do as often as I can. As far as I’m concerned no greater romance was ever […]

Scarlett

Oh, Scarlett, Scarlett, what have you become! This is the one, ladies and gentlemen. The one all of us ‘Gone With the Wind’ fans had been waiting for. The sequel to that great American novel; the one that would finally do what Gone With the Wind didn’t. And yet, the first time I read this […]