Shadows of the Northlands by Vishwesh Desai – Book Review


“Shadows of the Northlands” is a book of fantasy that takes you to another world all together. I loved that an Indian author has done such a good job with fantasy genre. Author has been able to create a fiction world from scratch.

Blurb –

This is the Empire. The greatest nation in the known world. And it’s at war.

When the Crown Prince hears about cities and villages attacked and razed to the ground, the land blackened and left infertile, the already shackled military commands the maverick bounty-hunter Merin and the slick courtier mage Rikkard to find the root of the destruction. However, as they tackle this mystery, they discover an ancient hatred spanning centuries, with a dark secret linked to Merin, and the painful past behind the satirizing cavalier. A swashbuckling tale of suspenseful fantasy and horrifying mystery that is loaded with humor, Shadows of the Northlands will leave you riveted from cover to cover.

My review –

The Empire is surrounded by Ehor, Tessamese Kingdom and Northlands. The Empire is always in trouble Tessamese Kingdom and their boundary was protected by military outposts. Their strong outpost was attached by some unidentifiable dark forces which horrified the people of the kingdom.

When the news of the attack reached the Prince,who requests Lord Rikkard Aybanar and Lord Merin Doilin who were his nobles to find out the truth about the dark forces. They come in contact with Shaman during their expedition who also had a knowledge of “rak maya” which is also called as “blood magic”.

I will not let out more. Will the nobles find out the truth of the dark forces? You have to read to find and experience yourself!

The story and the plot is stimulating. The language is simple. It is a complete page turner.

The author Vishwesh who is just 14 years old is a born genius. He is born to be a bestseller author!

I totally loved the book and awaiting the sequence.


I won a review copy from The Tales Pensieve as part of Reviewers Programme. Register on #TTP for lots of #book fun and activities.

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