Title : SkySerpents
Author : Jash Sen
Book Blurb : ‘One day they were here and the next day they were gone.’
The world is in great danger. Kali, the powerful god, has a new weapon—the deadly Skyserpents—and the avatar, Bilal, and his twin, Anya, are the only ones who can save Earth from complete destruction.
Hope exists; and if they succeed, more than one world can be saved.
In the second book of The Wordkeepers Trilogy, the twins’ journey takes them from the prison towers of Vishasha to Victorian London to the idyllic world of Alkapuri, where Anya learns a staggering secret …
After finishing The Wordkeepers, the first book of this trilogy by Jash Sen [Link to review] I simply knew that I had to read the next one, SkySerpents without fail. The simplicity with which the author lures us into the futuristic world of 2028 where the Earth is in grave danger and a silent war is being waged by Kali is awesome. The ease with she uses familiar names from Indian mythology and weaves these characters into an imaginative storyline has to be commended.
This book picks up the action right from the last words of the previous one and the action moves forward at reasonably breakneck pace as well. Starting in Vishasha and ending at Alkapuri, the legendary city of gold built and ruled by Kubera, this book takes us on a journey where the chosen twins, Anya and Bilal learn more about themselves, their powers and their roles in human history. Given that they are still confused teenagers, the way in which the author presents their characters and their maturity is very believable.
We are introduced to a couple of more familiar mythological characters, the names of whom I will not reveal in this review as it might end up being a spoiler. Suffice to say that this character is universally loved by one and all and am sure all readers will sport a smile whenever this character becomes part of the action in this story.
After having read these two books, my wait for the third and concluding part of this trilogy has become all the more painful and anxious. And given that the second book released only recently, am sure I will have to wait at least 6 months more 😦