Book review: The Prophecy of Trivine

Synopsis:

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An emissary of an advanced alien race travels to the Earth to undertake responsibility of an experiment that has gone out of control. The outcome of this fateful experiment, which was conceived millions of years ago by her species, now rests in her hands. As she prepares to deliver her final judgment, she comes across three young men in a sacred forest who change her life forever.

These three men- a scientist, a hacker and an artist, happen to take refuge in that forest, trying to escape from the oddities of their own unfair lives. Struggling with their dreams and demons, they begin to explore the dark and paranormal behavior of the forest by forging a companionship. From the rare flora and fauna breathing alive on the ground to the deadly wide expanse of the whimsy black sky, everything they find is yet another puzzle unsolved.

Little did they know that four of them hold in their hands the future of mankind and much beyond imagination, they are connected through an ancient Prophecy that was long lost in the sands of time.

Website: http://www.theprophecyoftrivine.com

About the authors:

Tnahsin Garg:

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Tnahsin was born and brought up in Chandigarh, India where he got a Bachelor’s degree in engineering. After that he travelled to United States in search of higher education and adventure, and ended up getting a Master’s degree. Currently, he’s pursuing a PhD in applied sciences from northern Europe.

All this while, he has been reading and writing prose and poetry. His first book, of sci-fi/fantasy genre, co-authored with two friends, is titled ‘The Prophecy of Trivine’.

Reading to him is an act of liberation. It helps him in writing, when he chains himself up in words.

Srivatsan Sridharan:

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Srivatsan hails from the southern part of India, but has spent a large chunk of his youth in the nation’s capital. He studied Computer Science at Thapar University in Punjab and then went on to earn a Masters at Purdue University in the United States. “The Prophecy of Trivine” is his debut sci-fi/fantasy novel that he co-authored with two friends.

When he’s not writing or reading fiction and narrative non-fiction, he can usually be found at his computer, hammering away at his keyboard in his so-called attempt to engineer “revolutionary” software.

Srivatsan currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.

Pulkit Gupta:

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Pulkit is currently living and working in Bangalore, India. He has been writing (or attempting to write) since the age of 9, when he tried to write his first novel. “The Prophecy of Trivine” is his first book, a collaborative Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel released in December 2013.

He maintains a number of blogs which are in various stages of decay, but some of his poems and short stories can be found on his website.

My Thoughts:

I was contacted by one of the authors to read and review this book. I must say it is a book unlike anything I have read so far. The story follows the lives of three people, Phil a college student who is a professional hacker, Siv a scientist who has shut himself off from the world in the midst of a forest and Arty who as his name suggests is an artist. The three of them come together and are forced to get along. Phil, who is on the run as he has been framed for a theft he did not commit stumbles upon Siv’s shack in the forest and later they meet Arty. The most unlikely of companions, they fight, create trouble for the other but in the end come together to protect the bond they form.

We are introduced to an alien race who claim responsibility for the creation of life on Earth as it is and who now want to destroy what they call their “project”. They send across an alien who later taken on a human form and calls herself Agni, to observe life on Earth and give the Elders information to make the decision. As Agni starts to spend her time on Earth she happens across the three companions and decides to test them. It is through this that she realizes that life on Earth should not be destroyed and these three are the ones to fulfill a prophecy known as the Prophecy of Trivine. The story also shows how each character reconciles with his predicament and thus becomes a better person.

 The story is well written and the characters are well developed. I like the way the authors have worked on bringing out the differences in personalities of the three companions and have moulded their characters in a way that is believable. The story is gripping with a lot of description which easily gives us a sense of setting and puts the reader in sync with the situation. This is one Sci-Fi book readers of this particular genre will enjoy. Hats off to the three co-authors of this book for coming out with such a great story!

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