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Review of Rubina Ramesh’s – ‘Rising from the Ashes’

 

 
Title: RISING FROM THE ASHES: A Short Story: Prequel to Knitted Tales 2 
Genre: Mythology
Author: Rubina Ramesh
Source: E-Book provided by The Book Club
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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

 

My Take

Indian Mythology is a very interesting subject. Not only it is vast but it has great depth as well. The stories in Hindu Mythology have layers. If you read one story and think that ‘that is it’ and try to move ahead… just around the corner, you will find another story stemming out of the main one.

I have an interest in Mythology and I mean all types which I can grab onto. As an Indian, Hindu Mythology is something which I have been exposed to quite often. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that I almost prided myself to have known most of the mythological stories of Hindu God and Goddesses until I came across this book.

I had read about Kama turning to ashes but I absolutely had no idea that a tale so interesting can be knitted into that story. The beauty is that Rubina unfolds the story in such a delectable manner that it comes as a pleasant surprise to you when the final piece of the puzzle fits and you come to understand the whole picture.

The writing is smooth and the story is well paced. It is, of course, a very short read as it is the prequel to the main book. The book leaves us at the point where the main story will start. It is a cliffhanger with a promise of a beautiful story on the other side. On the basis of this teaser, I can say that Rubina’s attempt with mythology will be something to look forward to.

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Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time. She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona. Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.

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Reader Comments

  1. Thank you, Preeti so much for reviewing my book. I really hope you like the whole story which I am planning to bring out as a novella. Loved your review. ❤

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