Cover Reveal: The Wrath of Hellfires by Shatrujeet Nath

Patience is a Drawn Bow.
Rage, its Relentless Arrow.

Shukracharya’s plan to break the unity of Vikramaditya’s Council has borne bitter fruit. Friends have become sworn enemies, and brother has turned against brother, setting Avanti on the path to self-destruction.

Even as Vikramaditya prepares to counter a Huna invasion, a rebellion brews within Ujjayini, while a devious conspiracy is hatched to humiliate him. With Indra’s spies swarming the palace and Shukracharya making a bold bid to take the Halahala, the king is dangerously close to the brink of defeat.

Alone and abandoned by those dear to him, fighting to protect his wife and his people, trying his best to keep his promise to Shiva, will the Samrat rise one last time to defend his love, his city and his honour?

As the asura and deva forces muster in a final, desperate gamble to claim the Halahala, The Wrath of the Hellfires brings an explosive conclusion to Vikramaditya’s epic tale of action and adventure.

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About the Author:

Shatrujeet Nath is the creator of the runaway national bestseller series Vikramaditya Veergatha, a four-book mytho-fantasy arc which comprises The Guardians of the Halahala, The Conspiracy at Meru, The Vengeance of Indra and The Wrath of the Hellfires. Described as “a new face to Indian mythology” by DNA, Shatrujeet writes for movies and web shows as well. He’s also the author of The Karachi Deception, an Indo-Pak spy thriller.

Review of Riptide: Betrayal of Blood by Claudette Melanson

About the Book:

Riptide: Betrayal of Blood (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy, #3)

Maura has never felt so alone in her life…nor has her existence ever been so overshadowed by peril …
Not only do both her parents—her distant but loving mother and recently- returned father—remain absent from her life, but due to the hideous error in judgement executed in collusion with her best friend, Valdamir, and adoptive sister, Susie, Maura has been cut off from the pair’s friendship and support, forbidden by both her father and the fallout from the dire outcome to see either of them. The heartbreak she suffers, brought on by the weight of these estrangements, is only intensified by the continued mysterious absence of her supernaturally-destined mate, Ron…whose disappearance delivers grave consequences Maura would have never dreamed possible…


Despised by her vampire cousin, Aldiva, for reasons Maura cannot yet comprehend, the young changeling will be forced to guard her back with every step, as she comes to realize this member of her vampire family would love nothing more than to bring about her demise. Aldiva’s wrath calls forth other members from both Vancouver covens, forcing them to rush to Maura’s aid—even though her father, their king, has expressly forbidden the other vampires to initiate contact with his daughter. Will her extended family on Vancouver Island obey, abandoning Maura to her doom, or will they instead rebel against Maxwell’s wishes in order to save her life?


In addition to the menace personified in her unsolicited enemy, the unlikely vampire princess will find herself drowning as she is pulled down into the depths of a far more devastating crisis…one which may condemn her to a fate she considers much more undesirable than death. But in order to tear herself free from the deadly pull which is drawing her under, Maura must enlist the help of her preternatural family, exposing her newfound friends to a danger none of them have ever had the misfortune to face before. Can she be saved or will the riptide drag Maura under…along with those she loves the most…


In this third and final book of The Maura DeLuca Trilogy, the reader will delve even deeper into the secrets guarded by Maura’s father, the mystery of Ron’s role in her life and the identities of the mysterious Vancouver Island Coven members who have, up until now, remained hidden in the shadows. This trilogy rounds out the segment of Maura’s life during which she discovers she is a member of The Born—a human destined to complete her transformation into a vampire! This series of young adult fantasy novels has been enjoyed by readers of nearly every age and are found by them to be dramatically different from any other vampire books they have read in the past. Discover a magical world filled with fae, angels, elves, pixies and other enchanting creatures in addition to two families made up of some of the most likeable vampires—for the most part—to ever exist.

My Thoughts:

 This is the third and final book in this arc of the Maura DeLuca series and I have waited a long time to read this book. I absolutely loved the first two and the pace that they set was something that made me want to rush through this book. The story is continued very well and the author manages to maintain the same amount of suspense. A whole new array of characters are introduced and some are very delightful. It is rather interesting to get to know Maura’s family and we once again meet Val, someone we became acquainted with very well among others. Millicent is endearing and there is no doubt that the reader will fall in love with her. Aldiva on the other hand is an interesting addition to the characters that are a part of this story.

There is a lot revealed about the Vampires and their existence. We are also told about the way they live their lives and the reverence with which many treat Maura is both sweet and overwhelming, for both her and the reader. We are also introduced to the other magical people who exist including faeries. The author has brought out Maura’s feelings of loss, pain, loneliness and her longing for her mate very well ensuring that the reader also follows them closely.

A few times it felt as though some points were continuously repeated, perhaps to ensure that the reader remembers some points which the author feels are essential. Maura has grown from the previous two books and is a stronger person both in mind and spirit. Some story lines in this part seem to be unnecessary at the moment, but may be picked up and pursued in later books. The pace picks up after the middle followed by some much awaited action. With the amount of information provided in this story and the number of characters introduced, I found myself left with a lot of new questions at the end of the story. Thankfully enough, there’s more to come and the story will be continued in different trilogy sets. Frankly, I am quite excited for those since this story, though a little slow, has set the foundation for wonderful twists and plots. Overall a satisfactory book and will whet the reader’s appetite enough to keep them waiting for the next.