Title: Interdimensional Gateways
Cover and Blurb: 4 out of 5
Storyline: 3 out of 5
Characters: 2 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5
Blurb of the book:
Our world has always been under the shadow of paranormal beings. Ever since the dawn of civilization, powerful races from different dimensions have been pulling the strings on humanity. Modern day science calls them aliens, whereas different religions identify them as either Gods or Demons. This war started eons ago in a period, now known as ‘Satyuga,’ when an elite fighter race called ‘Gandharva,’ responsible for guarding the dimensional Gateways were attacked by an unknown entity.
Adish and Savarnik are living a perfectly normal life in Delhi. But a simple act of helping a stranger during one of their road trips sets into motion a chain of events that pulls them into this simmering conflict. They are left fending for themselves as they encounter forces beyond their comprehension and find themselves as pawns of this cross-dimensional war.
The fate of not only their world but all ‘worlds’ hangs in the balance.
Only Gods can save them. But who will save the Gods?
My view about the book:
I received this book from Authors paradise for review purpose. While, I was honestly too bored of reading those similar college life romance stories this book came as a change to me. Recently, I got a chance to read this book published by notion press titled as “Interdimensional Gateways” a book that comprises of many aspects like historical facts with the combination of fiction, tug of war between responsibilities and our own choices for life, war between good and evils energies (God and Devils), family bonding, friendship, college life etc.
Starting with the first look of the book, I always prefer to go through the blurb and cover of the book as it gives a slightest of idea about its story. Blurb of this book gets the full marks as after reading it, I was too excited to read this book.
Prologue of the book starts with Kunal panicking and some negative energy killing people created a lot of suspense and it didn’t leave a great impression on me as a reader.
Story starts with a part explaining a time of Satyuga which had Gandharvas (Protectors of God), how they are even ready to die for saving Devlok. Story moves on smoothly but soon after that story started being complicated while it took a pace and mixed up present and history together. A little bit of proof reading and re writing could have done wonders. Some parts of war were too exaggerated that I as a reader started losing interest and it kind of killed suspense element too.
Too many characters and their descriptions made my experience of reading this book quite a boring and confusing. Story could be made clearer by not adding too many facets together. (Kunal (Sunita, his office mates, Archeologists (Mr. Ventakeshwar, Vishwanathan, Jaswant), Gandharvas(Aarav, Aartha, Demons and Rakhshas, Sarvanik, Adish, Natasha, Bhavna, Raveena, Piyush)
End of the story left me stunned as it had a much needed suspense element to make readers wonder what would happen next. The 2 characters (Sarvanik andAdish) which remained my favorite are truly the best part of the book.
• I personally had a great impression about a book after reading its “Blurb”. I must say, engrossing blurb.
• The limited yet the strongest segment of the book to me is, Savarnik and Adish. I loved the detailing of these characters and I thoroughly admired them as characters. They felt so real. I would love to read more of them in the upcoming book.
• I liked the headings that are given to the chapters. “Interesting titles of the chapters”
• I couldn’t find any grammatical errors which is truly essential facet while narrating a story.
• Too many characters are involved in a story, this story flips from Satyuga to the present life of a metro city and that created a lot of confusion in my head as a reader.
• Some parts were over exaggerated especially the war part, that could have been omitted or deleted while rewriting or proof reading. I personally feel this story could be told in an easier way.
• This story is engaging for sure but the way of presenting the story messed up a bit.
• Usage of Easier Vocabulary could have been better as story was too complicated as it was flipping through different eras. Unnecessarily words were overly used and that could be easily ignored.