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Every choice we make leads to its own unique consequence. To change the consequence, therefore, one must travel back in time to change the choice. But what if such change, instead of altering our future, simply created another - one that came to exist simultaneously with our world?

This is a story of how one such moment of love led to two parallel futures; a story of how y
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Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published February 12th 2015 by Solstice Shadows (first published February 23rd 2014)
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Clare O'Beara
Jul 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: asia, europe, sf
There are some great ideas in this book, which focuses on a future world. However I found difficulty in getting to know, like or live with anyone. To start with we see people but don't share their thoughts, and when we do follow a man who has been injured, saved and brought out of a coma twenty-three years later, the world is quite baffling to him. I got interested at the point where Quin looks round the city - oddly free of dirt, he thinks, as he wears a biocouture costume and sees electrical s ...more
Rob Slaven
May 25, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book free for review from the Author in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I’m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-star reviews.

Firstly, it must be stated that I could not bring myself to finish this book. After 100 pages I had to tap out and move on to something else. From what I did read the narrative is a two-threaded story of a man who wak
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Francene Stanley
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Because of the literary style, this is not a book to pick up and read during commercial breaks on television. At first, the words teased me. That's how different the author's approach is in this masterpiece. I wondered how long it takes to grasp a new concept. But what prompts us to judge anything? Perhaps it's another way of thinking—subtleties emerging in and out of consciousness to give us understanding. Of course in a book, you can't gather information by shape, sound, smell, or feeling, but ...more
Nick Rossi
Jul 19, 2015 rated it liked it
If I had to choose one word to describe Malay Upadhyay’s “Kalki Evian - The Ring of Khaoriphea” it would be ambitious. As we all know that ambition can either be successfully achieved or can fail miserably - but it’s the journey towards its attainment that is the most interesting.

Heavily ensconced in Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy plot conventions, “Ring” contains themes that are profound and timeless. The author has a keen sense of the importance of cause and effect as a central pattern in a
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Olga
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The main idea of this science fiction book reminds me of one of my favorite short stories, "A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury. The theoretical guess that time might happen to be another dimension of the world is exciting and, at the same time, terrifying. If so would time travel mix causes with their consequences? Is it even possible to imagine? Well, this is exactly what the author is trying to do.

Nevertheless, the book is not just about time travel. It opens a door to one of the possible fut
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Brody Gregg
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Time Travel is just one theme in this book. With the introduction, the reader is led to believe that this is the major theme, but there is so much more. Social issues, future evolution, technological advances, and heavy doses of scientific theory weave their way into this story, and it is refreshing. The writing is very unique, written in a very dense, and vocabulary-rich form. Overall, it is a nice piece of writing. The story follows two separate (seemingly) story lines that eventually intersec ...more
Young Young
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Imagine having the ability to time travel back to a specific moment in order to rearrange and or alter what might have been a disaster into a different and better future. But, beware the cost...the consequences. In his new book Malay Upadhyay takes his readers on a journey that is sometimes fragmented and super intense. Even confusing at times, but eventually I found myself relaxing into his storytelling technique and really found his book interesting and satisfying. Even plausible. I hope you w ...more
A.A. Schenna
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kalki Evian – The Ring of Khaoriphea

Malay A. Upadhyay is a new, inspiring author. Kalki Evian – The Ring of Khaoriphea is his first novel.

Cover: Simple, beautiful.

Readability: Descriptive writing, rich vocabulary. Malay A. Upadhyay can draw a picture with words. I believe readers will love his work.

Messages: It’s not a destination you seek, but the journey.

Originality: ****

In ten years: I am sure I will reread this book.

Congratulations Malay A. Upadhyay. I look forward to reading your next
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A.B. Funkhauser
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've only known Malay for a short while, but I can already tell you that this guy thinks DEEP. Like my favorite existentialists, Malay commits his fiction to the belief that individuals have the power to alter their existence but with unusual consequences. What lies beneath the surface is something that we, as human beings, cannot but help to toy with. In Malay's case what lies beneath, what can be found just behind the curtain, is not one but two or more possible realities. The question always, ...more
Akshita
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Kalki Evian: The Ring of Khaoriphea is an exciting read once you play along and ease into the crests and troughs of a unique storytelling style that alternates between being viscously didactic and rewardingly nimble. What results is a story that through its deceptively fragmented storylines, manages to bring a wholeness that straddles alternate realities and genres, and will grab at a variety of audiences.
Kasey Riley
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kalki-evian
I enjoyed this novel, especially the fact that it made me think. Malay has a rich vocabulary and a unique story in this novel. It was not one I could read in a day...but rather spend several days savoring the richness of descriptions, settings, and theories put forth in an interesting story. Thanks Malay, I needed a break from the fluff novels and this was it.
William G.
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Sruti
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it

‘Kalki Evian : The Ring of Khaoriphea’ by Malay A Upadhyay is an oddly interesting work. Why I say, odd is because if you are opening it as, just another book, then you could be in trouble. But, it is very thought-provoking and how much, is something I cannot explain, but will try.


It all began as a time travel story, but it never tends to cease there. It just gets odder. Firstly, with its theme of ‘what you put out there, you will get back’. So, the story or stories run their course, based on th
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Malay A. Upadhyay grew up in the Eastern provinces of paradoxical India. It was a childhood of anomalies - a different spacetime, where he could not understand a friend's passion for books on one hand even as he wrote for school elocution on the other. Today, all his stories belong to the world of Kalki Evian and constitute two persistent themes - a different city/country and matter(s) inherent to ...more