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Yama’s Lieutenant and the Stone Witch by Anuja Chandramouli – Book review

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Yama’s Lieutenant and the Stone Witch Book Cover Yama’s Lieutenant and the Stone Witch
Yama’s Lieutenant
Anuja Chandramouli
Mythological fiction / Fantasy
Penguin Random House India
July 24th 2017
Paperback
320
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As Yama's Lieutenant, Agni Prakash, has diligently been tracking down demons and spirits that threaten peace on earth and dispatching them to his lord's thousand hells. Danger is a constant in his job, but this time an apocalypse threatens his entire world. Agni must go up against a terrifying sorceress-adept in the ancient art of stone magic-and her bestial army of demoniacal creatures who used to be humans before they were transformed into willing killing machines. The witch has a nightmarish vision for a new world that involves large scale culling of the humans-and it falls to Agni to stop her. He must find the Samayakalas, the mysterious keepers of time and reset the clock before all life is destroyed. However, any contact with the Samayakalas is forbidden to mortal and immortal alike and those who flout the ancient decree risk incurring punishment far worse than death. The price asked of him is an impossible one, but Yama's Lieutenant does not have a choice. Enlisting the help of old friends, he must submit to being borne across an ocean of death and destruction to find the Samayakalas before darkness engulfs them all.

Introduction:

This book is the second installment of Yama’s Lieutenant Series. I am really thankful to the author for giving me a chance to read and review her book again. When this book reaches to me, the first thing which hooked me is the striking book cover. This doubled up my curiosity to read this book so let’s check out which adventures are destined in the life of Yama’s Lieutenant again?

Plot summary:

After the confrontation with the Necromancer Naganara in the first part, Agni is still working to wipe down the evil spirit and demons. During all these his heart still, aches for his beloved departed sister Varu.

This time Agni is summoned to fight with the Stone witch named Nayima. She aims to wipe the humans from the earth and replace it creating her own world. She is also using humans to make them into demonic creatures who work under her spell.

Agni is instructed to find Samayakalas, the keepers of time and reset the clock before everything becomes worst. But no one knows who and where they are and finding them is a forbidden task for mortals and immortals.

Nayima and her zombie army is creating havoc on the earth. Everything is disturbed; inmates and poor people are killed. Children go missing.

During all this, Varu’s diary keeps continues depicting the tale of Yama and his thousands hell.

Yama’s Lieutenant with all his mighty effort tries to find out a way, he also decides to take help from his old friends Kritya, Minothi and earth-spirit, Dharami. But Agni, Kritya, and Minothi are now captured by Nayima. Freeing from her Adobe is an impossible task.

Read this book to know how they free from the captive of Nayima? Will Agni ever find the time Keepers if yes, then what price he has to pay? Who is Nayima and what is her past? How is this destruction going to end?

Writing style:

If you have read Anuja Chandramouli’s book, then you must know that she doesn’t use easy language and sentence formation. However, the language of this book is quite simpler than the first book. The narration is impeccable and keeps you till the last.

My perception:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This book is not among those which you can read rapidly but you will instantly fall in love with the characters and story. The past life of Nayima is something which I found very interesting to read. Apart from this, the tale of Yama, his thousands hell, his wives, and children is something fascinating to read. With the present story the author has also given a glimpse of the first book, so if you have picked this book first then also you can read this without any trouble. But still, I suggest reading previous part first. Agni, Minothi, and Dharami absolutely able to left an impact on the mind of readers. If you love magic, witches, and mythology then you should not miss this book.

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Sheetal Maurya

Sheetal Maurya is a full-time blogger. She is a die-hard bookworm and has read more books than she can count. She believes in the art of storytelling and reviews books so that the world can choose the best ones and embark on an adventurous virtual reading journey.

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