Thursday, September 22, 2016

Blog Tour: THE SECRET OF GOD’S SON by Usha Narayanan

Usha Narayanan

My Review

I had read Usha Narayanan’s first book in the series called, Pradyumna, Son of Krishna and had been mighty impressed by the same.

So, I sat down to read The Secret of God’s Son with great enthusiasm and I must say I wasn’t disappointed. The writing flows comfortably in the author’s perfect language that’s absolutely suitable for the genre she’s written. This is a major plus in the book’s favour.

Though my knowledge of Indian mythology is pretty wide, I haven’t read anything much after Lord Krishna’s death. Usha Narayanan has written a lovely fiction that talks about the state of the world after The Blue Lord passes on. Kudos for that!

Spoiler alert from here on!!!!

Some of the highlights in the book that really touched me:

1. The scene where the spirits of all those who perished in the Kurukshetra war arises to communicate with the living ones. Beautifully described.
2. Pradyumna’s meeting of Lord Ganesha in the cave at Kailasa. I so loved the interaction between the two of them.
3. When Pradyumna goes to Yamaloka to rescue Vikarna, he calls upon Lord Shiva’s Trishul for help. The scene describing the Trishul’s arrival is awesome.
4. I cried when I read about Lord Krishna leaving the earth. Yeah, I have heard the story many times, but that didn’t stop me. Well written.
5. Lord Vishnu goes back to Vaikunta. The scene where he is welcomed by all the Gods and Devas is beautifully described.
6. I got goose bumps when I read the chapter where Pradyumna discovers the ultimate truth about himself.
7. Loved Pradyumna’s appeal to Lord Ganesha towards the end. 
Towards the end, when Pradyumna addresses his people, after the death of Kali, he begins well, but gets rather preachy. 

VERDICT: A must read if you like reading mythological fiction.


‘The seas will devour the glorious city of Dwaraka. People will forget your name and your Gita. May the world perish! May the world perish!’

With this cruel curse on Krishna, Queen Gandhari plunges mankind into the unspeakable evil of the Kali Yuga. 

It is up to Pradyumna to try and reverse the dire prediction. To journey into terrifying realms, confront Yama and Shiva, and to vanquish the Kali demon. In order to do so, he must shed all that holds a mortal back—his arrogance, his fears, his baser instincts… He must lead his people out of the swirling vortex of greed, disease and misery. And there is one powerful weapon still…the secret surrounding Pradyumna’s origin.  

Will he uncover it in time to fight off the cataclysm? 

In the answer lies the destiny of all humanity! 

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About the author


Usha Narayanan had a successful career in advertising, radio and corporate communications before becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of The Madras Mangler, a suspense thriller, and Love, Lies and Layoffs, a light-hearted office romance. The Secret of God’s Son is the sequel to her bestselling book, Pradyumna: Son of Krishna, which was published in July 2015. 

When she’s not juggling travel, writing and interviews, Usha reads everything from thrillers to romances, provided her cat isn’t fast asleep on her Kindle. She would love to hear from her readers here: 

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Media mentions

Praise for Pradyumna: Son of Krishna

Usha Narayanan has taken a quantum leap . . . to the outright spine-tingling narrative from the leaves of a time before. This book is Indian writing coming of age" Femina

"Like the best of our mythological tales, this too, is a multilayered one . . .There is valour, there is cowardice, there is glory, there is shame, there is sex, lies and deception" The Hindu

"This engrossing tale takes readers on a mythological saga" Times of India

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  1. Looks interesting. I havent read any Mytho books but this sure looks interesting.
    Good job Usha for penning it for us readers. Thank you Sundari for the review.

  2. Hi Nilima, you are visiting my blog after a long time ;)
    Yeah, it's a lovely read. Maybe you should start with Pradyumna, Son of Krishna and then read this one.