Book Review: Temple Of Avinashi by Ayush Pathak

A few days back I posted the cover reveal for Temple Of Avinashi and mentioned how excited I was to read this book. I am kind of addicted to the mythological thriller genre these days so when I was sent the book a few days back, I picked up immediately and today I am going to share my views about it.
Temple of Avinashi is based on the story of a battle of existence between evil and the good, bred on the ashes of the four thousand year old legendary Epic Wars. The ‘Immortal Protectors’ of the Temple are finding it hard to maintain control over a new rising evil power, far greater in magnitude than the previous war. The Shield that protects Earth from external attacks had stopped the invading Dark Seekers, also called Nishachars, a fled group from some distant dying planet for long. But four thousand years ago, when the shield was ruptured, the entire mortal world turned on the edge of demolition. It was then the immortal protectors, the Light Seekers, more commonly known as Devs, along with the remaining army of mortals fought and drove back the combined army of Nishachars and Asurs, and restored the shield but at a great price. The Nishachars retreated, and since then they have grown and redoubled their army several times, waiting for their prophesied Dark Lord to rise. The Devs, on the other hand, knowing that they won’t be able to stop the Great Dark Lord, if risen formed a secret brotherhood named ‘The Temple of Avinasi’ and scattered themselves throughout the world. Their only feeble hope lies in an ancient legend named ‘Kalki’, the last prophesied Avatar of Vishnu. 
There are alot of interesting things about this book. Not alot has been written about the tenth avatar of Vishnu so the reader have no reference point to compare the protagonist of the book which means you can relate to Angel in a better manner. There are other characters in the story that have been taken from the Hindu mythology but the way the author has blended fictional character of Kalki Avatar with characters like Krishna is definitely commendable.
The language of the book is pretty simple and the character development is decent. The book moves in a decent pace however I do feel that at certain points in the story, a lot of details could have been avoided and the conversations between the characters became exaggerated and boring.  Also the relationship of Angel with some of the characters, especially Ana did not receive the kind of attention it deserved.
All in all, it was an entertaining read. The beginning of the story is very promising, it does loose its way in the middle but redeems itself towards the end and makes you look forward to the next part.
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