Raavanputr Meghnad ~ Kevin Missal
Genre: Mythology/ Historical Fiction
Published: December 22nd 2019 by Simon & Schuster India
Swathi’s Rating: 4/5
About the Book:
This is the story of the greatest warrior in the Ramayana.
Meghnad was the perfect son of the tyrannical king — Raavan. Ever since his childhood, he was taught one thing: to be ruthless.
Honed by the greatest gurus, Meghnad grew up to be the conqueror of Amravati, the capital of the Devas.
He battled Lord Indra.
He defeated Lord Ram.
But then … he fell in love.
Her name was Prameela and she was a Naga princess. And she knew something that no one did: the truth behind Lady Sita’s abduction.
But this story is not about the Ramayana. This is about the greatest warrior of all time who learned the truth behind the war he was fighting …
And gave up.
The question is — what was that truth?
This story is a snippet from the mighty Ramayana itself but it ain’t a story about Ram and Sita. No. It’s about Meghnad, the son of Dashanan famously called Ravana the 10 headed demon.
Lord Ram, Lakshman and Lady Sita are in exile from the royal kingdom and living in disguise in the panchavati forests. One day, as Meenakshi, commonly known as Suparnika tracks down Ram and discovers that he’s indeed the avatar of Lord Vishnu, she immediately devices an evil plan to take down her evil brother.
Meanwhile, meet Meghnad the brave and handsome prince of Lanka who single handedly goes into Ilavriti and takes down the current Indra, this called as Indrajit. And then he meets Prameela, the lovely princess of Naglok after which his life changes with pity and forgiveness attacking his very soul.
All is well until Suparnika’s plans begins to fall in place and the mighty great war has begun between Ram and Raavan. Both of whom are fighting, destroying thousands of lives without knowing the actual reason behind the quarrel. And it’s too late now.
There’s something SO GOOD about reading the stories we have heard and cherished while growing up, written in the form of historical fiction. The narrative is good, giving the tiniest details to the max and making it all believable. Kevin Missal is called a fantastical fictioneer and I’d have to agree to what they say. I really like enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves hindu mythology and like to read it in the form of a fast paced thrilling fiction!
Many thanks to Simon and Schuster India for my gifted copy. All opinions solely mine and no way are they biased.
Meet the Author:
Kevin Missal is a 21 year old graduate from St. Stephen’s College, who has written four novels till now ranging from crime to mythology to horror. He had written his first book at the age of 14, which was released by the Chief Minister of Delhi. His second book was written at the age of 16 and was published by a British indie-press. He is a pioneer in writing the World’s First InstaRead and is a bestseller on Amazon under horror category. He is also the co-owner and co-founder of Kalamos Literary Services, which publishes and promotes fledgling writers to make a mark in the literary industry.