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Review: Rising From The Ashes by Rubina Ramesh


FORMAT: Kindle Edition


She was one of the most beautiful woman Asura Sambara had laid his eyes on.

Possessing a beauty of this magnitude became his passion. Sambara kidnapped her and whisked her off to his palace.

Mayavati knows she has no option but to bow down to his wishes. But what about the young man who always haunts her dreams? She had no clue why she was in this palace but after speaking to the mischief making Sage Narada, it all started making sense to her.

Who was Mayavati and what was she doing in Asura’s palace?

Was Sambara her destiny?

Disclaimer: This short story is a mythological fiction and should be treated as such. The author does not claim it to be a retelling of the Puranas. This piece is a product of her unbridled imagination.
A short story written as a prequel to Knitted Tales 2, Rising from the Ashes sees the author weave an interesting twist to a mythological story, one not heard of till now. She exposes the rich potential existing in Indian mythology for the one with a creative and inquisitive bend of mind.

The language is flawless and has the capacity to help the reader visualize the emotions the protagonist goes through be it anger, despair or that of relief. One can also easily visualize the ugly Asura Sambara, his lust ridden expressions on approaching the protagonist, anger at being rejected, suspicion on encountering Narada, etc…etc… Narada on his part plays the role of the instigator and pacifier to perfection. So in short, the author scores full points on both the language and characterization fronts.

Is there anything that I’d love to change?

Hmm..! The end. Was left gritting my teeth.

Know why?

The story ended as soon as it began. Felt like the one who is called in for a steaming cup of coffee on a wet day, only to be told later that there’s no coffee because there is no water to brew the coffee powder. Wish it had not ended abruptly. Looking forward to reading a sequel to the same.


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Do take a look at the author’s other books/ writings. Click on the titles to read the blurb and more.


Finding the Angel

Knitted Tales

Marijuana Diaries