Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Book Review: When Arya Fell Through The Fault By Reenita Malhotra Hora

When Arya Fell Through The Fault

Author : Reenita Malhotra Hora 
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Om Books International

Book's Epigram :
When Arya Fell Through the Fault is the magical, coming-of-age tale of Arya, a 12-year-old boy from San Francisco, who is ridiculed by bullies. Anything to do with his ethnicity—food, traditions or the fascinating mythological stories he has been raised with, has become the building block of unpleasant school experiences.
In the wake of an accident that confines his once vibrant mother to a hospital ward—kept alive by tubes and machines—Arya clings to the only remnant of their bond: an old, battered copy of the Ramayana, India’s ancient epic story of Rama’s battle against demons.
One night, Arya falls through a fault in the earth into the Wild Woods, where Ravana—the demon king—strategizes to destroy his Ramayana—the last copy left—and threatens to rewrite history from his evil perspective. Will Arya be able to save the story of Rama, heal his mother and return home to tackle the demons in his ordinary world?

My Critique:
The book is nicely written and to the point. The story has a flow that keeps you with itself. The characterization is strong and vital to the movement of the tale. It’s a perfect blend of reality, fiction & mythical. The narration is carried out in a very effective manner and the plot is very good. This story is of a 12 years old boy. Arya lives in San Francisco. He faces lots of problems in school as he is an Indian. His troubles & thoughts are reflected through each page with precise details. Author has played beautifully with words and written an adventurous story-line on struggle, culture, roots & teachings of Ramayana. A story so well connected and reasoned. The book teaches us that everyone faces some or another problem in life but one need to fight and win.

About The Author :
Reenita Malhotra Hora is a producer/presenter for Bloomberg Media. Previously, she hosted RTHK Radio 3’s Money for Nothing finance program and her own award-winning story-telling show, Asian Threads which explores the untold stories of Asian cultures and communities.
Reenita has written four books about Ayurveda Inner Beauty,Ayurveda – The Ancient Medicine of India, Forever Young - Unleashing the Magic of Ayurvedaand The Ayurvedic Diet. She has also penned two Young Adult novels -- Operation Mom: How I got my Mother a Life & a Man and my recent read from her pen When Arya Fell Through the Fault.

Rating : 3.5/ 5

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                  Amazon:  Kindle : Rs.118/-  Paperback : Rs 125/-