US-based author Falguni Kothari’s latest novel ‘Soul Warrior’, which will be released in early November, is a mythic fantasy that reimagines some of the popular stories that are a part of India’s rich mythological traditions. This is her third novel and the first in a series entitled “The Age of Kali”.
Falguni is the wife of Ajay P. Kothari and daughter of Saroj and Narendra K. Mehta. She currently lives in New York with her family.
Writing about her latest book, Falguni says, “When you grow up in India, you are engulfed in tales of good and evil, gods and demons, karma and reincarnation on a daily basis. India’s myths are as much part of day-to-day life as is bathing.”
She adds, “India has such a rich offering of grand stories, and its people have a thirst to read them. I want to tell these stories, but in my way. I didn’t want to simply retell the popular tales. I wanted to reimagine them. Go beyond the known myths into the realm of pure fantasy.”
The novel does just this. The synopsis says, “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.”
It continues, “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.”
In addition to being a writer, Falgguni has a semi-professional background in Indian Classical and western dance. She writes in a variety of genres sewn together by the colorful threads of her heritage and expat experiences. She’s published in India in contemporary romance with global e-book availability; Bootie and the Beast and It’s Your Move, Wordfreak!
For more details – www.falgunikothari.com
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