Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Prophecy Of Trivine - Book Review

The Prophecy Of Trivine
By Pulkit Gupta, Srivatsan Sridharan, & Tnahsin Garg
Review By Ila Garg

The Prophecy of Trivine, a gripping and thrilling narrative by the writers Pulkit Gupta, Srivatsan Sridharan, & Tnahsin Garg is published by Good Times Books Pvt. Ltd. The paper and print quality is undoubtedly nice. The cover is eye pleasing and hooks the readers. It speaks for itself engulfing the onlookers in its depths. The title too is interesting. In case you are wondering what Trivine means, here’s the definition:


he word ‘Trivine’ is a portmanteau of the words ‘Tri’ & ‘Divine’ which signifies a team of three human beings & one divine being.”

The three authors interestingly are from the same profession, i.e. engineering. The trio have been active in the field of writing since their school days and with the passing years their passion only enhanced, resulting in blogs and later in this book ‘The Prophecy of Trivine’. Who could have imagined that three best friends from college, each excelling in their respective fields will collaborate one fine day to create a unique plot that leaves no stone unturned to fascinate the readers with a story line so brilliantly imaginative that it leaves the readers in complete awe!

The blurb reads as “An emissary of an advanced alien race travels to the Earth to undertake responsibility of an experiment that has gone out of control. The outcome of this fateful experiment, which was conceived millions of years ago by her species, now rests in her hands. As she prepares to deliver her final judgment, she comes across three young men in a sacred forest who change her life forever.

These three men- a scientist, a hacker and an artist, happen to take refuge in that forest, trying to escape from the oddities of their own unfair lives. Struggling with their dreams and demons, they begin to explore the dark and paranormal behaviour of the forest by forging a companionship. From the rare flora and fauna breathing alive on the ground to the deadly wide expanse of the whimsy black sky, everything they find is yet another puzzle unsolved.

Little did they know that four of them hold in their hands the future of mankind and much beyond imagination, they are connected through an ancient Prophecy that was long lost in the sands of time.

Intrigued? Believe me, as much as the blurb interests you, the story line will grip your heart and take you in its folds. And trust me you won’t want to easily come out from there.

The story revolves around three guys, a hacker Philip ‘Phil’ Mascarenhas; a scientist Siv, who’s on a quest and an artist Arty. Most intriguing of them is Arty as he seems to be most comfortable in the dangerous forest and not much is revealed about him throughout the book. All three of them belong to different professions yet destiny brings them together when they end up in the forest.

The trio Pulkit Gupta, Srivatsan Sridharan, and Tnahsin Garg have beautifully written this book. Nowhere does a reader can distinct between their individual writings which is an achievement in itself. Their writing style too isn’t very difficult to decipher. The simple language is perhaps the USP here. Readers won’t find it too complex in terms of comprehension and can enjoy every page of this page-turner marvel! They have kept the pace comfortable, the flow is maintained and the interest is well maintained too. The authors have good narrative skills.

I found the beginning of the story very tasteful. It began with Phil aka The Red Dragon, a hacker. It is interesting to read how he manages to escape the policemen and take refuge in the forest. His conversation with Siv are so animatedly written that you can imagine them talking in front of you and laughing as they pull each other’s leg.

Every word is so well knit in the story that nowhere can a reader feel disconnected with the plot. The story in a nutshell, is about the alien forces called Gucutep, who created mankind but aren’t much satisfied with their creation. They want to destroy mankind for this reason but the youngest of them all, Xona, objects to immediate termination and asks for one year’s time before taking further decision. After much debate, she’s granted permission. This also is the main crux of the book. Once Xona reaches the forest and comes across these three men, a lot of excitement is created and readers are almost compelled to read in it in one go.

The 259 page book takes you along with it and doesn’t let you get bored. It is a perfect bond of normal and paranormal that intrigues the readers.

‘Yay’ Factors: The good thing is no unnecessary characters are introduced. I loved the theme esp. because it is a rare genre for Indian writers to intervene in. The plot and language get another ‘yay’ from me. I enjoyed Phil’s character.

‘Nay’ Factors: For me, it is the cover art. After reading the book, I wished the cover to be better than this. Also, the quality of the cover could have been a little enhanced. I found some of the chapters very dragging.

The fate of mankind at the hand of the alien clan is one of the many reasons you want to keep turning the pages to find out what happens in The Prophecy of Trivine. To find out whether Xona finds a way to stop the destruction of mankind, Phil escapes the police force or not, Siv’s experiments on Flora n Fauna reached some result or not, who was Arty, what was the reason for the paranormal incidents in the forest, how the trio managed to survive there, what happens when they are found by Xona; you will have to read the novel, The Prophecy of Trivine.

I personally feel as debutants they have nailed it. I recommend this book to all readers, irrespective of their age. The story line kept me glued till the end; there is definitely a scope for sequels which I am looking forward to though there is no mention of it anywhere in the book. Cheers to the authors!

Ratings: 4/5

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