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A thriller packed with extraordinary detail, unbearable thrill and unequalled emotional depth. Uday's writing is something to watch out for in the coming years.
140 pages of sheer gripping pages...just absolutely loved the flow, the tension created and the way the story unfolds...
Meghana Joshi, Lakshmi Ramachandran
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Written with a unique style and authority, drawing on the authors' own experiences. A delightful, useful, practical guide for Indian students abroad.
This one needs to be published ASAP!!!!!!!
Treat for the eyes....
In a remote tribal village in the heart of the Javadu hills that still hadn't been embraced by much of civilization, a meteor impact is seen as the work of God, more like an arrival of an Angel.
While people in the village celebrate the arrival of an Angel, far inside the forest where a camp had been set up for timber trading, things go really bad when five people from the camp don't return after a mission to the impact area.
Soon, incidents more horrible than death occur at the camp and the people start to pray to survive one more day…
'Three Days of Sunshine' is a collection of nine short stories, each based on a unique incident or person I have come across on the twisting road called “Life”.
The common narrator is Chaturnayan “Chats” Trivedi, leading a life I would have loved. Chats has a high-pedigree education; he’s single, footloose and fancy free; and a man about town. He has many close friends; he lives on a beautiful campus; he travels often around India and abroad – and best of all, he has no sales targets. Chats is the master of his own time, barring when some friend or relative barges into his life, pulling him willy-nilly into wild schemes and escapades. Chats can never say “no” to them.
Three Days of Sunshine finds Chats in a riot-torn north Indian town. His seventy-something uncle re-discovers – for one last time in this life – a purpose that inspires heroism.
A budding cricket star slips into alcoholism in Shine The Light, with disastrous effects for those around him. One wild and stormy day, when his brother and Chats fail to bring him to his senses, the simple touch of a mother’s love calms the young lad’s troubled soul.
Chats’ friend Googol sets the cat among the pigeons with a devious prank on high and mighty politicians, even causing a state government to fall. Googol uses an unsuspecting Chats as a key in his diabolical scheme.
Other stories show Chats tumbling into crazy situations. There’s a gut-wrenching incident one night in a railway compartment; there’s a casual fling with a woman friend trapped in an imaginary love affair; there’s a big pharma company playing the devil and buying people’s souls; there’s a shameful family secret that Chats has to keep away from a friend; and there’s an ex-girlfriend who has been used as a tool in a perfect murder.
Come what may, Chats is always there, standing by his friends.
It’s half past one when Ellie Slater heads towards a heath which is inhabited by diabolical beings. As soon as she catches a glimpse of the uncouth inhabitants, she flees to find a ring beside a decrepit well which coincides with the arrival of tribal men who detain her. Arnold, Joseph and Yusuf who move from pillar to post in order to spot her are led towards the heath by the Destiny which to their further disillusionment gives no clue of Ellie’s presence. Being an exorcist Joseph calls upon the spirits for help who prophesize:
“The great warrior will be your guide to seven sisters of Hespera who bathe upon low tides”
It ensues into a fascinating hunt for Ellie across the desert while temples, pictographs, effigies and forbidden isle of Glendora become tokens of her presence in the Empire of Illera where she is reliving her previous life as warrior princess Kanushi. They are later acquainted with Notorio Cryptodynum, tyrannous villain of the story who has been on a hunt for Lepnig treasure for long- a treasure which could fulfill any desire but once. Owing to the curse of Hespera, the isle sinks into the depths of the sea. Will it be possible for the truth seekers to rescue her before she gets trapped forever in that illusionary empire? Will they drown in the tempest with the isle as well? Will the Lepnig treasure fulfill the evil desires of Notorio and make him the direst person in the world? The key to all these questions is hidden somewhere in the pages of this novel.
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