The Third Yuga Is Slowly Drawing To A Close. Nam – The Greatest Empire On Janani – Is Going To Face Some Fierce Winds Of Change. Seers Foresee Omens Of Death And Destruction In The Return Of The Banished One – A God Who Will Claim The Ashes Of This World As Revenge. While Out In The Streets, Rumours Abound - Of Older Forgotten Powers Stirring.
Caught In This Maelstrom Of A Power Struggle Between Gods Are Three Ordinary Lives: General Fateh, The Most Celebrated Soldier In Nam Who Starts To Question His Faith, Ishan – A Gifted Orphan Who Struggles To Comprehend His Destiny And Abhaya – A Young Monk In Search Of Truths About This World. Their Choices And Actions Will Shape The Destiny Of This Scarred World That Becomes The Playground For Vindictive Gods.
In A World Where Rakshasas Arise Out Of Left-Over Traces Of Maaya And Twilight Forms The Portal To Countless Worlds Around Us For Daityas And Yakshis To Dance Through, A God Is Only As Powerful As Those Who Believe.And When Gods Rise, Faith Of Men Will Be Tested…And Broken.
Sachin Discovered Tolkien In His Teens, Alternative Rock As A New Adult And Digital Marketing In Pretty Much His Late Twenties. These Still Form A Large Wedge In His Circle Of Life. Travel, Radio And Theatre Have Also Figured In That Ever-Expanding And Diminishing Circle.
On Perhaps A More Prosaic Note, He Is An Engineer From Bits Pilani And Holds An Mba From Indian School Of Business. Attribute The Love For Numbers And Pie-Charts To This. He Is Currently Based In Bangalore And Happily Married To Harini. He Spends An Inordinately Large Amount Of Time Chasing After His Two Dogs (Who Love The Free Life A Bit Too Much) When He Is Not Busy Dreaming Up Fantasy Worlds Full Of Monsters. And Beautiful Yakshis, Of Course. He Can Usually Be Found Ranting On Twitter Under The Handle @Xenosach, Or You Can Always Stalk Him Online At Www. Sachindevt.Com
Magic and Fantasy in the "Faith of the Nine" by Sachin Dev
achin Dev’s “Faith of the Nine” leads its readers into ‘Janani’ - a world created by nine Gods with a song -, and makes them live through the trials and tribulations of a civilization built by warriors, magicians and philosophers. Evil battling forces threaten to prey on them, as nine Gods seem to have forgotten them. The nine Gods from the title may be mysterious and ephemeral, but we feel their powerful presence throughout the novel.
The novel is not the retelling of an ancient Indian epi...
The plot follows three characters - Fateh - a soldier, Ishan - a precocious kid and Abhaya - a monk of a secret order as they make their way around a world that is perhaps on the verge of an apocalypse. The older gods have forsaken Janani and a powerful god, Pruksa is protecting the masses. All is not well and though a few can sense it, not everyone is ready to speak out. Each of the characters see their life changing and are forced to come to terms with it and take a few decisions that set t...