Sons of Darkness

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Readers familiar with the epic ancient poetry of India may find this work more enjoyable than I did, which is a high fantasy reimaging of one of the classic foundational works of ancient India, The Mahabharata.

Magic is in the air and the Mathuran Republic is on the edge of oblivion after a series of battles with the Magadhan Empire. Krishna, who is a Senator, and his third wife Satyabhama set in motion plans to protect the Republic. But not long after they set their plans in motion forces outside of their control force them to change their hands and the forgotten Gods begin to play their hand between the two foes.

This is not the first time an ancient myth has been refashioned to tell a fantasy, or science fiction, story. It generally does not work as well as stating your own story and feels a bit like fanfiction of placing the characters outside of the original setting. It could be seen as a way to get readers introduced to ancient Indian literature without reading the original texts.

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Author Gourav Mohanty
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 672 pages
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Publish Date 09-Jan-2024
ISBN 9781035900244 Buy this Book
Issue March 2024
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy