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    Usha Narayanan(Author)

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Language: English
Pages: 343

About the Book
Meanwhile, in the dark netherland of the asuras, the meek Vama shudders as

he learns that he is actually Pradyumna, the son of Krishna. And that his

journey has just begun.
From the kingdom to Dwaraka and them Kurukshetra, destiny forces him to

battle monsters, angry gods and blazing weapons, and overpower his own

weaknesses. Will he be able to rise to the challenge in time to save the

world? Or is he the destroyer prophesied by Narada?
Pradyumna is the gripping saga of the rise of this mighty, swashbuckling

hero whom all of humanity awaits.
About the Author
Usha Narayanan is a gold medallist with a masters degree in English

literature. She has had an eventful career in advertising media and the

corporate world, as creative director, features writer, web editor and

communications manager. Her debut novel, The Madras Mangler, a suspense

thriller, was received positively by readers and the media. Her next book

is a romcom, Love, Lies and Layoffs. To know more about her, visit

www.ushanarayanan.com or email her at author @ushanarayanan.com. Find her

also at www.facebook.com/writerusha or tweet @writerusha.
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Language: EnglishPages: 343About the BookMeanwhile, in the dark netherland of the asuras, the meek Vama shudders as he learns that he is actually Pradyumna, the son of Krishna. And that his journey has just begun.From the kingdom to Dwaraka and them Kurukshetra, destiny forces him to battle monsters, angry gods and blazing weapons, and overpower his own weaknesses. Will he be able to rise to the challenge in time to save the world? Or is he the destroyer prophesied by Narada?Pradyumna is the gripping saga of the rise of this mighty, swashbuckling hero whom all of humanity awaits.About the AuthorUsha Narayanan is a gold medallist with a masters degree in English literature. She has had an eventful career in advertising media and the corporate world, as creative director, features writer, web editor and communications manager. Her debut novel, The Madras Mangler, a suspense thriller, was received positively by readers and the media. Her next book is a romcom, Love, Lies and Layoffs. To know more about her, visit www.ushanarayanan.com or email her at author @ushanarayanan.com. Find her also at www.facebook.com/writerusha or tweet @writerusha.Sample Pages

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  • Usha Narayanan(Author)
  • Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.; 2014 edition (2014)
  • English
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  • By Indywrites on December 8, 2015

    PRADYUMNA is a tale of fantasy and mythology mixed with a liberal doze of exploits, adventure, magic and the unfathomable power of Gods. When I picked this book, I was immediately engrossed in the action and drama unfolding. The pace was fast and the so was the action. The book moves back and forth from two different times and I was eager to know how Krishna’s son was going to claim his legacy.The book is for mythology fans as it tells story from the point of view of another character not much heard of. I for one was not aware of Krishna’s son let alone sons. How the author has narrated his tale and linked it with the more popular stories that have been written to death is unique about the book. With this new action hero the author has managed to pique our interest into the lesser known but equally worthy heroes.This is the second book by Usha Narayanan and the first that I have read. The book has excellent language, no errors and the extensive use of the traditional names and words of that time make the book a more interesting read. The book shines where language is concerned and the author’s way with words comes through the pages. The sad part is that while reading the book it starting feeling like a crash course in all the endless fighting and wars from our mythology. The author has added so much of detail and related stories about each and every character that it eventually made it a very heavy read for me. I do read mythology and am interested in it but I am not too crazy about it so maybe that’s why I found it a bit much.Mahabharta and Ramayana and background stories on almost all major and lots of minor gods had me wondering at times about the links and connections to the present situation. All it felt like was Pradyumna was fighting or finding another wife or saving one from a demon! It really was the evil times and as I finished the book I realized the real terror and Kali Yuga was yet to come!How much more evil can the world take? What more will Pradyumna have to face before he finds his destiny? The book manages to give all the answers in this book but the new ones have us looking forward for book 2. Pradyumna works on various levels; it is a book easy to read with the lovely flow of language. The characters jump out and shine. Whether it was his brother Samba or the many princesses or the evil demons, all have been brought to life by Usha.The characters and personalities have been etched in detail each one different from the next, all this adding to the story and action of the book. I hope the second book concentrates more on the Pradyumna and less on the other gods. True, all action from the many Gods has an effect on his life and times but I was more into knowing his mind and story. A delight to read with the elegant prose by Usha Narayanan; now I am off to pick her new release “Love, Lies and Layoffs” A new perspective and insight about our mythology and many unknown stories, all bought to life by Usha in this book. The ancients had their unique ways, life and wisdom all shine through the pages of Pradyumna.(© I received a copy of the book from the author , this is my honest review.)

  • By Njkinny on September 29, 2015

    Rating: 4.5/5Pradyumna: Son of Krishna by Usha Narayanan is the retelling of the story of Pradyumna who was the son of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Kama (God of Love) and one who later went on to become a great warrior. With a very imaginative dose of fiction thrown in, this is a very promising attempt by the author to recreate that glorious era of great Kings, magnificent yet deadly battles that created and changed the course of history and the time when Gods ventured the Earth as mere mortals.The cover is beautiful and attractive. The blurb is intriguing and instantly attracts the readers' attention towards the book.Indian Mythology has seen a sudden demand with more and more authors taking up well known historical Indian mythological stories and characters to write fictional stories of their own and while this has a definite appeal to us, readers, it also is like a double edged sword where too much imagination and distortion of known facts act as negative pointers for such books.I recently read Amish's Scion of Ikshvaku and felt getting bored with so many changes happening to characters I had read about since childhood and somewhere this fictional account didn't agree with me. But here in Usha's book, Pradyumna: Son of Krishna, I am happy to say that the author expertly balances the known story with fiction and gave me a story that while upholding the facts also entertained me with vivid descriptions of events, characters and places, creating a real like picture in my mind. I was easily transported to the era of Kings and Queens with lavish palaces, wearing rich silks with an abundance of jewels adorning their bodies and the ongoing threat of wars from humans and demons alike. A time when Gods had taken the avatar in human form and one in which the world was so different from our present times.I have enjoyed reading Usha Narayanan's previous book, The Madras Mangler and she proves her writing prowess in this book too. Jumping genres from crime to mythology, her writing is engaging, vivid and easy to understand. She uses simple language but still manages to create a mental picture in the readers' mind and succeeds in connecting the reader with her characters. Her language adjusts beautifully with an era when the designations, terminology and speaking patterns were so different from today. Everything right from the world building to character development to dialogues to the plot looks realistic and approachable.The description of even the intimate scenes, the scenarios and the emotional state of characters is classically done without any crudeness seeping in.I enjoyed reading about Pradyumna and some of my favourite characters from Indian mythology again and despite having read and listened to their stories since childhood, the book still managed to make me feel like I was meeting them for the first time. I stayed glued to the book right till the end and was thoroughly entertained.All in all, Pradyumna: Son of Krishna is a beautifully written story that had me entertained throughout. 4.5 out of 5 to it and recommended to all book lovers. I hope there is a second part to this book and am eager to check it out.This review is also available on Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff


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