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A bird's eye view (Book Review - Felicity and the Featherless two-foot)

Felicity and the Featherless two-foot Author: Loralee Evans





"No one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell."
I feel like saying these words of Charles de Lint to Felicity, the brave, intelligent, and kind-hearted sparrow of Felicity and the Featherless two-foot.

The 'Featherless two-foots' in this story are us, humans, by the way.
So very right, I had thought when I started reading this book. That is how we would be perceived by the ones with feathers.

The ones with fur think of us as 'Furless two-foot'...

Felicity reads and knows quite a bit about the human world from her books. As she actually explores this world, the descriptions are very interesting to read.

We do spend a lot of time looking at 'weird shiny pictures that don't hold still' - TV.

I am sure I will never look at a sparrow the same way again.
I don't think I have ever given more than a passing glance to a sparrow. Except for when the…

Book Review (Soul Warrior - Falguni Kothari)

Soul Warrior (The Age of Kali #1)
Author: Falguni Kothari











"Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time." - Margaret Atwood

Mahabharata is and will always will be what it is. What keeps it alive and dynamic is the way we interpret it today. As is true for all mythology and classic literature too.

Falguni Kothari's 'Soul Warrior (The Age of kali #1)' is a rendition of Mahabharata from seven thousand years ago to today's modern times.

Taking liberties with the orthodox tale, Falguni Kothari's 'Soul Warrior' celebrates Karna. Karna's life in Mahabharata evokes admiration, interest and also, sympathy. Karna is over-shadowed by others, especially Arjun, mainly because of the cirucumstance of his birth. The honest, handsome, talented man, treated unfairly by destiny.

"Bastard-born. Rebel..."

Draupadi, with all her strength and defiance against what destiny has dished out to …

Beautiful Collisions (Book Review - Aniesha Brahma's When Our Worlds Collide)

When Our Worlds Collide Author: Aniesha Brahma










The cover of Aniesha Brahma's When Our Worlds Collide, in beautiful pastel shades, has the Boy and the Girl gazing into each other's eyes.
The two faces, though facing each other, are not on collision course. Rather there's curiosity, friendship, and, I reckon, love in the two pairs of eyes.

I had expected 'When Our Worlds Collide' to be a typical love story.
Let me explain what I mean by a 'typical love story'. As one starts reading the story, it is obvious soon enough who the two main characters are. And it is an evident, accepted fact that they are going to end up together, when the story ends.
Despite the predictable plot, what makes the story interesting, is the way it is told. The many small incidents, the fun conversations and the blooming love is reason enough to read through such love stories.
I am certainly a sucker for these stories and I had expected to enjoy this story of the romantic collision of t…

A Passionate Search... Book Review (Michael's Mystery - Linze Brandon)

Michael's Mystery Author: Linzé Brandon



Linzé Brandon's Michael's Mystery is based in the imaginary land of Kryane, a land of mythical creatures with special powers. But the emotions - both good and bad - are graphically and touchingly human. The problems of the society are believable.

Michael's Mystery is the story of Michael de'Angelo and Andesine Cle'era, both strong individuals with their own powers and secrets.
The two come together in their efforts to find out the truth about the allegations against the Grandmaster of Kryane. In doing so, the two of them also discover themselves and each other.

What follows is a story of all-consuming love and raw sexual attraction.

Michael's Mystery actually starts with the blissful couple - Randall and Elizabeth. Soon after, as Michael and Andensine meet, the warmth of the former couple's relationship is a tough act to follow.
Through the course of this story, as they cross the many hurdles, and also fight for …