The Prophecy Of Trivine : Book Review

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The Prophecy of Trivine 
By
 Tnahsin Garg,  Srivatsan Sridharan and  Pulkit Gupta

 

Blurb 
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 behavior 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.

My Review:

First of all, kudos to the authors for dabbling into something that not many others from India have ventured in, science-fiction. Also, I can’t fathom how did 3 different people manage to write a novel together!

The alien forces called Gucutep, that were the ones that created the mankind are contemplating destroying the race because the results of the creation aren’t as expected. But the youngest of them all, Xona, who’s also the steward of the creation, objects to immediate termination and asks for one year’s time before taking further decision. After much debate, she’s granted permission.

She travels the Earth and looks all around but she only finds disappointing results. Everywhere the human has only become the biggest enemy of the mankind and is on a self-destruct mode. Humans have become tyrannical, selfish, corrupt and although there are some good men out there, the bad men outnumber the good by a large margin.

Just when she’s convinced that the termination is inevitable, she finds 3 maniacs in a forest who force her to re-think her decision. The first, a mad scientist who pops-up pills instead of food and doesn’t mind putting his own life in line to conduct experiments, Siv. The second, Phil, a wanted convict and an ethical hacker who is on the run because he is wanted in a scam of crores of rupees. The third, Arty, a jungle-boy who lives in jungle and likes to observe nature and paint.

The novel is all about the stories of the 3 men, their past, their present, how they react to the changes in their surroundings and what do they do that makes Xona change her mind.

The authors’ work is commendable for debutantes, but the editor still has some re-work to do. The writing is simple literature-wise where one wouldn’t really need to take assistance of a dictionary. The story moves at a brisk pace all through keeping the readers enthralled and curious about what is to come. One can instantly relate to the 3 characters and feel through their emotions of excitement, curiosity, doubt and their strong bond of friendship. The concepts and theories are nicely built with alien names for aliens and the authors have made it intriguing, but it loses pace post the revelation of the identity of Xona to the 3 friends where it also becomes a bit predictable. It makes for an interesting read but the whole story is so wonderfully set that the climax seems a bit under-whelming.

Over-all, a nice read. And a special mention to the authors for writing in a genre, and wonderfully so, that isn’t really popular in India.

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Meet the Authors 
Srivatsan Sridharan 
Srivatsan is a Computer Scientist, who recently graduated with a Masters degree from Purdue University in the United States. He completed his Bachelors in Engineering from Thapar University, India in 2010. Along with computers, he is extremely passionate about writing. Most of his artistic ideas have taken shape in the form of short stories, speeches, travelogues, and essays. Some of them can be found on his BLOG
Tnahsin Garg 
Tnahsin was born and brought up in India where he got a Bachelor’s degree in engineering. After that he traveled to United States in search of higher education and adventure, and ended up getting a Master’s degree in 2012.  When tired of his scientific pursuits, he’s often found scribbling something unintelligible on some decayed corner of the Internet. You can find him at his BLOG
 Pulkit Gupta
Pulkit is a Computer Science professional who completed his Bachelors in Engineering from Thapar University, India in 2011. He has been an avid reader and an enthusiastic writer since his childhood days. He maintains a number of blogs which are in various stages of decay, but his most recent short story work can be found on his recently created BLOG
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  • parwatisingari

    :)

  • http://tnahsingarg.tumblr.com/ Tnahsin Garg

    Thanks for your great efforts!

    • http://jigar-doshi.com/ jigar doshi

      It was an interesting read, Tnahsin. :)