Saturday, 26 April 2014

Kim's Review : The Prophecy of Trivine

Xona / Agni - An emissary of an advanced alien race and the Steward of Earth, travels to our planet to undertake responsibility of an experiment that has gone out of control. The outcome of this fateful experiment, which was conceived millions of years ago by her species, now rests in her hands.

As she prepares to deliver her final judgment, she comes across three young men in a sacred forest who change her life forever. These three men - a scientist, a hacker and an artist, happen to take refuge in that forest, trying to escape from their own lives. Struggling with their dreams and demons, they begin to explore the dark and paranormal behavior of the forest by forging a companionship. From the rare flora and fauna, to the deadly wide expanse of the whimsy black sky, everything they find is yet another puzzle unsolved. Little do they know that four of them hold in their hands the future of mankind and that they are connected through an ancient Prophecy that was long lost in the sands of time.

This is the gist of "The Prophecy of Trivine", a science fiction tale co-authored by Pulkit Gupta, Srivatsan Sridharan and Tnahsin Garg. The 3 authors were best friends fro Thapar University who are currently geographically seperated and working in entirely different streams. Yet somehow, like the trio of Phil, Shiv and Arty in the book, this partnership works.

The book opens rather dramatically, with a bang, but the rest of the novel can't seem to hold on to that initial excitement. The story itself isn't bad, but it would really benefit from a good editor who can take out the pieces that aren't relevant to the story and polish up the text. The text feels a bit juvenile at times, which is fine if your target audience is restricted to those currently in an Engineering college, but for a wider audience, a bit of editing is definitely a must.

The story progresses along reasonably well, but the suspense never seems to build, maybe this is the reason why I wasn't quite gripped by "The Prophecy of Trivine".

A word of warning though, this book only hints at the Prophecy, hopefully the Prophecy itself will be revealed in the next book?

Rating : 3 / 5

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