Book Review: Rise of the Grey Prince


TITLE : Rise of the Grey Prince
AUTHOR : Arka Chakrabarti
PUBLISHER : Srishti Publishers & Distributors
GENRE : Fiction


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The blurb

That cursed night at Nisarga had revealed the true reason behind his father’s sacrifice and his own dark past. Each revelation now draws Agni into the sublime world of secrets. With Vrish and Guru Sidak by his side, fighting the daggers from the past and winning over the opponents of the present, somewhere deep down, he knows that his journey has just begun. The other scarred prince walks the ashes of his reality. Haunted by the glimpses of truth the same night, Yani had but one choice to survive. His unknowing steps, trapped in cruel games of ancient powers had led him to a truth, a truth which shall mould a good man in the clay of misfortune, hate and lust. Such is the world of Gaya and thus shall be the Rise of the Grey Prince the one torn between the darkness of evil and a lone ray of hope.



Storyline: “Rise of the Grey Prince’ is the second book in ‘The Saga of Agni’ series. It takes off immediately from where ‘The Secrets of the Dark’ ended and is multi-layered. The book is packed with suspense. But the most interesting and engaging part is Yani’s metamorphoses from a good an ordinary prince who lives in the shadows of his father King Adhirath of Himadri to a man out to chart his own destiny. His trials, tribulations, frustrations are all brought out well.

Certain new characters like Charvi and Guru Marut not introduced in the first book of the series have made an entry. They add to the story and make it more interesting. The game of power politics, treachery and greed make the book interesting.

Characterization : The characters are well etched. One can easily relate to the devoted friends like Yani and Vrish, the gullible Charvi, the scheming Mahaguru Satadru, the treacherous Guru Sidak and the greedy and power hungry Kalvansh Java.

Language and pace: Language is simple. No hard nuts to crack.The pace is perfect.


Story-line: Confusing at some places. The happenings in the Land of the Setting Sun seem to be completely ignored. I believe that if that part too was developed simultaneously, the book would have been more interesting.

The End: Unlike in the first book the ending in this one is abrupt. The icing is missing.

Editing : Again as I mentioned in respect to the first book, the editing takes away the sheen. It is flawed at several places.


Recommendation & Rating: A quick read I’ll give this book 3 on a scale of 5 you know why,for the plot. It is interesting.

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An author signed copy of the book was sent to me by b00kr3vi3ws for an unbiased review.
Thank you Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay and Arka Chakrabarti

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About Geeta Nair

Born in Independent India to two really wonderful people who cherished and nourished me with great care, I consider myself lucky to have had the best that life could offer me. Lucky to have had the best education , the best sibling, the best husband, the best daughter,the best of everything that I could ever want, Love to live life on my terms .

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