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Soul Warrior By Falguni Kothari Soul Warrior Twisted myths Discretion advised Fight fate or succumb to destiny In the dark Age of Kali the Soul Warrior alone stands guard over the Human Realm protecting its denizens from evil willed asuras or
  • Title: Soul Warrior
  • Author: Falguni Kothari
  • ISBN: 9781944048013
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Soul Warrior By Falguni Kothari Twisted myths Discretion advised Fight fate, or succumb to destiny In the dark Age of Kali, the Soul Warrior alone stands guard over the Human Realm, protecting its denizens from evil willed asuras or demons When a trick of fate appoints him guru to a motley crew of godlings, he agrees to train them as demon hunters against his better judgment Suddenly, Lord Karna isTwisted myths Discretion advised Fight fate, or succumb to destiny In the dark Age of Kali, the Soul Warrior alone stands guard over the Human Realm, protecting its denizens from evil willed asuras or demons When a trick of fate appoints him guru to a motley crew of godlings, he agrees to train them as demon hunters against his better judgment Suddenly, Lord Karna is not only battling the usual asuras with sinister agendas, but also rebellious students and a fault ridden past Spanning the cosmic realms of mythic India, here is a tale of a band of supernatural warriors who come together over a singular purpose the salvation of Karna s secret child.
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    About "Falguni Kothari"

    1. Falguni Kothari

      Falguni Kothari is the author of unconventional love stories and kick ass fantasy tales Her four novels, most recently MY LAST LOVE STORY, are all flavored by her South Asian heritage and expat experiences An award winning Indian Classical, Latin and Ballroom dancer, she currently spikes her endorphin levels with Zumba She resides in New York with her family and pooch.She can be found online at FalguniKothari and you can get the latest updates at bit FKMailingListConnect with her on Facebook FalguniKothariAuthor and on Twitter and Instagram AuthorFalguni

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    1. In Mahabharata war the most of the earth warrior died, Danavas Asuras started spreading chaos on the earth Yamraja granted Karna special powers and celestial duty of Soul warrior to control fight Adharma Few thousand year later, a Rakshasa named Vala was defeated by Karna, but Karna was not able to annihilate him completely In current time, Karna was handling his job properly, when Tridevas appeared and gave him the job of training six of Draupadi s kids The shock was that youngest of the kids w [...]


    2. Karna, I feel, was the most mistreated character in Mahabharata He had been dealt a bad hand throughout his life even though he was a true warrior and loyal to a fault So, I was really happy when Falguni brought in a twist that offered him He becomes a Soul Warrior in charge of dealing with the demons who try to interfere with the human realm As time passed by, Karna lives on and performs his duty Finally we discover him as a jeans wearing hottie with a somewhat of a dirty mouth Yes, really Wha [...]


    3. I loved this book Kothari has dealt with Indian mythology with a fresh voice and made it her own I mean it as a compliment when I say that it is a unique blend of Indian writing heavily influenced by the Western canon The gods and goddesses are very real, human in their emotions and super human in strength and magic It s a wonderful read and because I knew very little about the intricate details of the myths I was riveted Kothari has spun new dimensions into the myths and that was fascinating to [...]


    4. kavipriyamoorthy.wordpressFirst Impression pretty cover that attracts instantly and the blurb just pulls you to read the book And the very first word that you read is Death Death is hot which makes the reader raise their brows with a smile A very promising impression which says, Am the book that you should read, and yes, kept up till the end.Overall Impression One of the best books I have read in the recent times This is the first book that painted a beautiful camouflage of Gods and ancient Indi [...]


    5. e secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably They don t deceive you with thrills and trick endings They don t surprise you with the unforeseen They are as familiar as the house you live in Or the smell of your lover s skin You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don t In the way that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though [...]


    6. koeur.wordpress 2015 11 0Publisher Falguni KathariPublishing Date November 2015ISBN 9781944048013Genre FantasyRating 2.5 5Publishers Description On a muggy October morning, as Lord Karna peruses the Times of India on his iPad in his uber protected Mumbai abode, he hardly expects an unannounced visit from the Gods, much less the cataclysmic tidings they bring him By noon, Karna is saddled with the task of honing six delinquent godlings into demon hunters like himself divine warriors duty bound to [...]


    7. After reading Indian mythology for the first time some months ago and enjoying it a lot, I was all to happy to receive a review copy of Soul Warrior by Falguni Kothari The cover is a beauty to behold, and the book itself is beautifully written too.The story started with a bang and had me enthralled straight away I knew from the language style and the subject that I was going to love this book Here are some of the first lines.Death is hot.That surprises me I d imagined death as cold and brutal Me [...]


    8. Karna, the Soul Warrior has a followed his duty for centuries but he never imagined he would have a new duty pressed upon him raising and training the 5 children of his brothers And, surprise of all, his own child.And, contrary to what the gods implied, they are all female He never anticipated having to raise and train 6 women And not while an ancient enemy is rising and his newly found daughter seems to be intimately connected to the upcoming battle.That s aside from her fraught relationship wi [...]


    9. njkinnysblog 2016 03 bSoul Warrior by Falguni Kothari narrates the story of the legendary Mahabharat character Karna but in a fictional setting Although the backdrop is still Mahabharat and its myths but the story is essentially fiction and bears little resemblance to real facts So when I read the blurb where the author starts with the warning Twisted myths Discretion advised I thought I was ready to see Karna in a new light but boy Was I surprised Falguni takes a beloved hero who through circum [...]


    10. On the one hand, I m completely unfamiliar with Indian mythology on the other, it is a habit of mine to read tales of other lands worlds and cultures in the realms of Science Fiction Science Fantasy On that note, the final I don t know how many pages were impossible to put down Interruptions were greeted with glares at the offending party.So I m introduced to a few characters at a time, and when the rush of Celestials thrown at me are at best very temporary personalities and thus unimportant in [...]


    11. This was a fairly different read for me Pathetically, I don t always do well when reading unfamiliar mythology, but this sounded like a very intriguing book, so I gave it a shot Unfortunately, I ended up shooting myself in the foot While i found it neat to read of gods like they were people that actually existed and all, I don t know know this pantheon well and the author doesn t seem to have written in a way as to be friendly to people like me I got lost and confused, frequently I also never go [...]


    12. As someone who is very loyal to the authors I read, it s rare for me to try work by new names Am I glad I broke that habit by reading Falguni Kothari s Soul Warrior Before I say anything else, I need to say I absolutely LOVE the book What a cracking start to the series Great writing, witty dialogue, fabulous plot twists, incredible world building and a fascinating mix of mythology and fiction make the it one of the best reads I ve had the pleasure to experience in a while Falguni, please release [...]


    13. ARC provided by Rock Star PR Literary Consultants as part of a blog tour and in return for an honest review This is one of those books I m conflicted about On one hand, it has everything a fantasy epic could ask for gods, mythology, an epic battle, and conflicted heroes On the other, the style and pacing of the storytelling detracted from the story elements that should have made this a can t put down book.Based on the epic Indian poem, Mahabharata, Soul Warrior follows Karna, as he trains six go [...]


    14. I discovered this book via Twitter when Sonali Dev recommended it to me I requested it on NetGalley and was approved and a lil late because it s already been released, I finally got to read it Epic fantasy based on hindu mythology If that sounds intriguing and interesting to you, go grab this one immediately A certain knowledge of Hindu mythology would be good, to sort of know who is who, but the author also adds her own spin and twist, so it s not absolutely necessary or you can read the book a [...]


    15. Karna is the Soul Warrior, charged by Yama, the God of Death, to be the balance between good and evil on the earth and to kill the demon asura when their soul auras turn red and their path has turned to evil It s been five thousand years of relative peace, but there are stirrings that someone is trying to resurrect Vala, the Stone Demon As if these whispers weren t a bad enough omen, the grand Matriarchs and Patriarchs of the Celestials have made Karna a guru and given him six godlings to train [...]


    16. Interesting, refreshing and riveting A prophecy, a secret child and the need to save the Cosmos from doom form the basis of the first book of a series planned by the author on the age of Kali The reader is taken on a virtual tour of the cosmic realm where demons, celestials and humans wage war with sophisticated weapons, Karna the Soul Warrior keeps tab on the movement of all who threaten the Human realm with the help of Eklavya alias Lavya and his highly advanced technical gadgets, and souls of [...]


    17. This epic tale is about the lives of Karna, an immortal who has the thankless and tiresome job of hunting demons in the human world This is made difficult by the strained relationships he shares with the powers that be and with his brothers and their wife It is decided for him that he will train a group of fledgling celestial demon hunters, one of whom is his very human daughter His daughter that he didn t know existed until now and who is at the center of two rival prophecies, neither of which [...]


    18. Soul Warrior The Age of Kali 1 by Falguni Kothari, though based on Indian mythology, never gives the readers the feeling of monotony I m referring to the word monotony because these days, a number of books have been written based on different mythological characters and, at some points they sound alike It would not be an exaggeration to say that mythological stories are pass Falguni has concocted the story making The Mahabharata as her base but constructed the structure in coordination with the [...]


    19. Disclaimer I received a MOBI version of this book from the author via The Book Club in return for my honest review I did not receive any monetary compensation for the same.I have been asked this question in a couple of interviews and a few times on social media a book that I wished I had written I had a vague answer each time, for the sake of it if you know what I mean Now I have a definite one I wish I had written Soul Warrior That s how much I loved the book.When I got to know that this book w [...]


    20. I have read a lot of mythology books recently and this is a combination of Contemporary fiction and mythology Can you imagine Lord Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma managing the current world You will be wondered to read the terms like smart phone, diapers and sentences like Chill babe uttered by Gods I will leave everything else to your imagination Here is a story about the soul warrior Karna, step brother of Pandavas from Mahabharatha It s not about his birth or Kurukshetra war This is an imaginative [...]


    21. Its fugging awesome I enjoyed reading every bit of this novel and would probably be the first time that i actually connected to the author on twitter and told her how much i was enjoying her work Even asking her when were the subsequent books in the series coming up The author has taken up a very refreshing writing style for the book There are surprises in the book Several of them Across the book and the way the author reveals the suspense in an off hand matter of fact manner, it almost shocks y [...]


    22. This book certainly is one of the finest I ve read.The concept and ideation is beautiful and very well written as is the treatment of the story and the various characters A love story for Draupadi and Karna most certainly is the icing on the cake, as is the impeccable use of vocabulary The star of the story is it s impeccable and well woven humor and sarcasm I couldn t stop laughing and or being amusef throughout, as I read this book The relationship between Yahvi and Karna is beautifully potray [...]


    23. Read reviews on my blog, Geekie Chic.Note I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I don t know the first thing about Indian mythology or any, for that matter but I do know that these stories are full of action, betrayal, drama, romance and many, many twists and turns.This book is just the same It was everything I d expected, and then some Karna and Draupadi s love story is passionate and chaotic, the six daughters provide some much needed humour, and there are elements o [...]


    24. Any fans of Percy Jackson out there Have you wished someone did what Rick Riordan did for Greek, Egyptian and Norse myth for Indian myth as well A fun filled jazzy contemporary urban fantasy with basis in Indian mythology If your answer to all earlier questions is yes, I have just the book for you Soul Warrior by Falguni Kothari like Percy Jackson it is a series too and this is just the first book of a trilogy But wait There is a catch There is always one, isn t it The author is an Indian Mills [...]


    25. Soul Warrior by Falguni Kothari is a mytho romance book.In this book Falguni has used Karna the son of Surya Dev and Draupadi the daughter of King Panchali as the lead protagonist but by using epic Mahabharata as a base ,she has penned their love story in effective way.Though in the Mahabharata war Karna and Draupadi die due to different reasons.But now in 21st century they reunite here only to protect Draupadi s daughter from the modern age demons.Falguni with great efficiency has mixed mytholo [...]


    26. I enjoyed this unique tale that mixes Indian mythology with our Western culture Although this book does include Hindu gods, it is not a historical fantasy tale the story has a modern setting There are multiple plot twists that serve to keep the reader engaged throughout the entire book Falguni Kothari has done an exceptional job at both world building and at creating compelling characters This is the first book in a new series and I m looking forward to diving into the next book as soon as possi [...]


    27. A great adventure story The author says in the prologue that this story is loosely based on the mythic lore of India, I am not that familiar with India or its myths, but that made no difference I love it when gods and goddesses have human traits and act no different from us humans even though they have miraculous powers This story was about family, both bound by blood and bound by gods It was fast paced and even though you thought you knew the ending and who would win the war, you were still lef [...]


    28. I have to admit that Falguni Kothari s newest book Soul Warrior took me a little bit to get into But that s mainly because the genre is not what I would normally pick up Nonetheless it seemed intriguing enough so I wanted to give it go I am not really familiar with mythology, Greek, Indian or otherwise But I liked that the author gave the gods human qualities and wrote them in a way that you could relate to them I also liked the blend of modern and ancient worlds, mystical and human realms While [...]


    29. I absolutely loved this book It makes you think, wonder, enjoy and smilel at the same time Very well written, an absolute page turner It will surely stir your soul and you will talk about this book with all your reader friends


    30. I have two dictionaries at home an Oxford, and the other, Soul Warrior.This really had potential But the author went ahead and ruined my experience with those 10 dollar words.I want to read a book, not a dictionary.


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