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Tantrics of Old Tantrics of Old #1Uick in its tendency to not forgive Adri must wade through threats new and old political conspiracy the demons of his past a government that remembers and above all whispers of impending doom the coming apocalypse drums of the dead. From my blog you to Fingerprint Publishing for providing me with a free review copy of this book Adri Sen a renegade tantric living illegally in New Kolkata wakes to find Death sitting at the end of his bed He is given 24 hours to get his affairs in order before Death will return for his soulHoping to escape the clutches of the Horseman and discover who is behind the plot to kill him Adri is led on a merry chase through the war ravaged areas of magical Old Kolkata Accompanied by Maya Ghosh a student at New Kolkata's Jadavpur University with a secret purpose of her own; Maya's younger brother Gray Ghosh; and a highly trained assassin who has been hired to assure Maya's safety Adri must use all of his knowledge and abilities to survive in the harsh wasteland of the old citySet in a magical post apocalyptic alternative universe Kolkata peopled with demons sorcerers tantricsnecromancers angels witches and others this high fantasy novel will fulfill your craving for great speculative fiction in the vein of JRR Tolkein or Neil Gaiman's NeverwhereSense of HistoryPart of what makes good fantasy is the depth of the story Does the world feel real does it feel like it has a history and mythology of its own The answer to this for Tantrics of Old is yes definitely Like the real city of Kolkata where I currently live the history of Old Kolkata is palpable visible definite It peeps from every corner of the narration seeps into the dialogue grows where least expected And the best part is that we are not given the complete history but only bits and pieces that we observe or need to know It does not feel forced but rather a gradual unfolding of the state of the city which is familiar but utterly different all the same What happened Where did this new anti magic government come from What is the history of Kolkata in this alternative universe And where on Earth is New Kolkata supposed to be located that you can get there by Metro in six hoursBut the book is not only aimed at those familiar with the city The history of this alternative city is so obviously different from the one that I know that it might as well be a completely different place MythologyReaders jaded by the predominance of Medieval Europe inspired fantasy will find the non Western setting of Tantrics of Old refreshing The author has chosen to avoid heavily relying on Indian Hindu or other mythology; this is not a retelling of the Ramayana or another famous story Instead he has created his own fantasy world full of its own mythology rules and logic At the same time there are hints of Bengali culture and mythology spread liberally throughout in a way that brings depth to the world rather than limiting the story to what is already known Characters and racesI was impressed by the deftness of the author's characterizations not only of the main characters but also of the various species and races of creatures that the protagonists come in contact with Everything from mad ascetics to demons to vampires to wraiths make an appearance Despite the huge number of characters the author manages to describe most of them just enough to highlight their individuality without distracting from the rest of the story Adri Sen is a well developed multidimensional anti hero who has knowledge and power than he chooses to reveal Despite his difficult life he truly cares about the city of Old Kolkata and does what he can to protect his friends and allies Maya Ghosh is a strong intelligent college student who wants to understand everything that is happening She is the perfect person to be the leader of the group but unfortunately in this book her character is not very active I would normally point out the problems with leaving the woman out of the action but in this case it seems reasonable as she has important things to do and learn at the time It seems that the seuel will feature her in a much active role Gray Ghosh originally tags along for two reasons he wants an opportunity to photograph the old city and he wants to protect Maya When they actually arrive in Old Kolkata he finds that he is in for than he bargained for He matures over the course of the book and comes to the understanding that sometimes adventure is not always the best thing I loved this book It was everything I have been looking for in a fantasy novel but have a hard time finding If you like complex dark fantasy this is the book you have been searching for I can't wait for the seuel Horsemen of Old due to be released at the end of 2015 or 2016

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Iron fist by the perfect government MYTH a city existing in the shadow of the old one and Old Kolkata forgotten broken crumbling where demons roam free and shadows Tantrics of MOBI #233 whisper In a world where death is sudden and. I will admit it freely that I picked up this book mainly because it is set in my hometown Kolkata Being away from home often makes you nostalgic and sentimental about your city and it was my homesickness that I wanted to appease by reading this bookKrishnarjun Bhattacharya has set up a whole new world within the confines of the oldest city of India through the pages of this book The city is now divided into Old and New Kolkata where the Old Kolkata lives under the shadows while the New Kolkata gobbles up the entire spotlight New Kolkata is primeval under the new regime while the streets of Old Kolkata remains forgotten – almost The world building has been done in a way so that as a reader I found something new in the pages all the while feeling the familiarity of the city as well It is world where fantasy is the reality yet the main spirit of the city remains almost intact It couldn’t have been easy to do so and thus I would very much like to applaud the author for it The book tells us a well plotted story of a fantastical world where Tantrics Necromancers Demons and Angels are real The Horseman of death comes to life in these pages and it would have been oh so easy to go over the edge with it It was clear the author had a very clear vision of the world and the plot and it was evident in his narration As such it was a hell of a ride to take with the protagonist Adri The detail oriented nature of the author will make it easy for people who do not know much of the real city to envision the city that he has created The characterization has been done well especially with respect to Adri I did not really warm up to the character of Maya partly because of her conflicts and partly because of her resistance to actually act My only problem was once again with the language While the language used is uite refined in comparison to a lot of books out there another round at the editors table would have served the book well At the beginning I felt like the author was trying too hard to paint a picture and once the pace was set the language could actually do with depth Given the fact that this is the author’s debut I hope he will grow alongside his booksIn the end though this book was something that I enjoyed I will certainly not remember it for the language but I will remember its plot and characters I do hope that there is a seuel soon

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READ Tantrics of Old Tantrics of Old #1 î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ ➺ [Reading] ➼ Tantrics of Old Tantrics of Old #1 By Krishnarjun Bhattacharya ➯ – Tantrics of Old is dark fantasy following a young Necromancer a Tantric Adri Sen as he runs from an ancient HorTantrics of Old is dark Old Tantrics ePUB #185 fantasy following a young Necromancer a Tantric Adri Sen as he runs from an ancient Horseman Death in a city just as oldEnter the two cities New Kolkata pristine untouched ruled by an. Tantrics of Old is one of those books where the package is way interesting than the contents The author does excellent world building and populates it with characters drawn from both Indian and Western mythology It is uite an experience to travel through this world where every dark alley could be harbouring something menacing and the lack of arcane knowledge could be the end of you The story begins in a sparklingly clean Kolkata and then travels to the older version of the city where many nasty surprises lie in wait The world has changed and New Kolkata is ruled by a uasi governmental organization named MYTH Outside its fortified borders lie the older version of Kolkata where MYTH wages wars against demons The old city is populated by witches angels demons and countless other odds and ends from the world of fantasy literature Into this hugely exciting background arrives our protagonist Adri Sen with an unlikely pair of siblings in tow Adri has his own machinations and completely unknown to him the lady Maya has her own plans too A chase story follows with many explosive twists turns and adventureI went contrary to my usual style of review writing by dropping titbits about the main narrative but then again there aren’t a great many plot twists around the story The mythology surrounding the characters is what held my attention and even skipping the story in progress the fantasy lover in me focussed on this Bhattacharya definitely has plans for a seuel for a lot of loose ends are left untied by the time the book ends Much than the fate of the central characters my curiosity is piued as to how the lore of this landscape would be expanded in the coming volumes This again is the kind of curiosity that makes me go in search of seuels Before I close it must be said that Adri Sen has very very close resemblance to John Constantine Maybe it is my imagination taking too much of a leap but Sen reminded me of John many a time in the bookRecommended Relish and revel in the world building keep the story aside for a while