Title : The Serpentine Scrolls
Author : Alcatraz Dey
Pages : 260
Publisher : Red Ink Publication
Genre : Thriller Fiction
Cover : 3.5/5
Story : 4.5/5
Characterization : 4/5
Writing Style & Narration : 4/5
Presentation : 4/5
Overall : 4/5
A young boy opens his eyes in a desert and rummages around for the reason behind his bizarre existence.Thousands of years later a young man wakes up after four days and finds himself in Munich.
Two high profile terrorists are covert in the country for two decades.
An intelligence officer, learning to live the pain of his dead wife, is assigned the case.
A girl leaves the love of her life and moves away without any prior warning.Adam and Eve, Jesus Christ, Muhammed, Gautama Buddha, Galileo, Birbal and the saint from Manchale have witnessed something that holds the key to two living beings that a saint is desperately searching for.Leave behind your notions of religion and faith.Leave behind everything that you have known.Discover the truth that will startle you and change you forever.
A good thriller keeps you on toe till the very end, and if it’s a part of a series, then it keeps you biting your nails till the next one comes; the same is with Serpentine Scrolls. It needs exceptional courage to debut with such a theme to write on. Serpentine scroll takes you on a ride where it would be difficult for a reader to look back once started.
This book starts with a question and even at the end of it; it leaves you with different questions to be answered in the next book of the series. Several parallel plots are entangled within a central theme and that needs brilliant writing skills of an author. The author knows his forte and that’s storytelling. He grips the attention of the reader throughout the book.
The cover of the book is a bit tricky and why I call it so, you can only decipher after reading the story. Pacy and twisted plot of the book was the highlight for me and I loved the way things unfold in front of readers.
The only thing that proves a bit annoying while reading the book is too much of detailing about some of the events. Author keeps on providing unnecessary information that pulls the attention of the reader back from the story.
Overall, this book is surely a recommended read for everyone who loves to sit at the edge of his/her seat while reading.