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Faith of the Nine (Wheels of Janani #1)

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The Third Yuga is slowly drawing to a close. Nam – the greatest Empire on Janani – is going to face some fierce winds of change. Seers foresee omens of death and destruction in the return of the Banished One – A God who will claim the ashes of this world as revenge. While out in the streets, rumours abound - of older forgotten powers stirring.

Caught in this maelstrom of a
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Paperback, First Edition, 357 pages
Published November 2015 by Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
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Sachin Dev
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
So with Faith of the Nine, I wrote a book that I wanted to read.
As simple as that.

Having read Fantasy for the last fifteen years, this book essentially is my paean to this wonderful genre ( Fantasy) that I will love to the end of lifetime and beyond!

Opener to an epic fantasy series that transports you to a world on the brink of an apocalypse filled with yakshis, rakshasas and ordinary mortals caught in the crossfire between Gods on a war-path. A world that seems at once familiar ( filled with
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Jitendra
Could not finish.
Rahul Khatri
One heck of a roller coaster ride at the speed of F-22 Raptor

Congratulations to Author Sachin Dev on his debut Novel and Truth be told , I received this book as a review copy and was readiy game 'cause of its jaw-dropping cover .
It'd been prophesied that , when the Sun will hide & spring will turn into the violet , one of the 10 banished god will come back to avenge himself & his lover leading to turning the existing world into the ashes . And the book launched with ' 123 Tithis to Reckoning '
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Akshat
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Having read a ton of fantasy fiction, I have been waiting a long time for a fantasy series to come out of India that draws me in the same way like the biggies like GRRM and Sanderson do. I am delighted that I finally found one in “Faith of the Nine”!
Faith of the Nine has everything that I look for in a great fantasy book – strong character development, an overarching mystery and magic used in the right amounts – not too much, not too less. But most of all, I look for a mythology behind the story
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Sachin Rajakrishnan
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Have been a fantasy buff for as long as I can remember now and in the past few years it has been entertaining to see this genre pick steam with Indian authors; although every "fantasy" book by an Indian author that I have enjoyed was a retelling of the epics or heavily based on Indian mythology.

Which brings me to Faith of the Nine. This is the first book I have read in the fantasy genre written by an Indian author, rooted in an Indian setting and most importantly, an original work that is not a
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Harini Padmanabhan
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review will definitely be biased as I know the author personally and have read everything he dishes out.

The plot follows three characters - Fateh - a soldier, Ishan - a precocious kid and Abhaya - a monk of a secret order as they make their way around a world that is perhaps on the verge of an apocalypse. The older gods have forsaken Janani and a powerful god, Pruksa is protecting the masses. All is not well and though a few can sense it, not everyone is ready to speak out. Each of the cha
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Percy Wadiwala
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Faith of the Nine follows an overall theme of the monotheistic ‘Nam’ Empire where the older, polytheistic religion (the titular Faith of the Nine, an origin myth that is reminiscent of Tolkein’s Ainulindale which in turn draws upon the Bible) has been systematically stamped out. As conspiracies and murders erupt around the capital city, the three main characters – General Fateh, a battle-weary soldier, Abhaya, a young acolyte of the old faith and Ishan, an orphan boy of eleven years being raised ...more
Megha Jain
Dec 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Faith of Nine is a pure work of fiction with references that are sure to make you smile if you are from Indian origin.
Everything is packed in high fictional world - a world that will astonish you as you flip through the pages. I had a bit of hard time grasping the world hence it was more of a slow read initially. But once your mind works with the world building- the rest of the book goes in fast pace and truly an adventure. There are some aspects that need more highlights on and I feel that may
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Ananthatejas Raghavan
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's great to see such a fantasy genre in an Indian context. It had a mixture of ideas from other books I've read and good elements of creativity on its own. The start was slow but after a while I was glued to it. I'm eagerly waiting for the next installment now :)

Some changes I would prefer is more history behind the general landscape and some more detailed character development. I personally found a bit of disconnect after the initial part where Fateh loses his dad and when Ishan is born and
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Pratibha Pandey
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, indian-fiction
Any book that you wnt to read the next part ASAP is a good one to remember and reccomend. This one is in same category for me. There is action , drama , emotions and above all there is this hint of stories that make legends and have roota in some of our own. I enjoyed this one !
Jayana
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Loved the book.....especially Ishaan.....want to know what happens next now.... my heart goes out to poor Ishaan..
Privy Trifles
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book comes across as a breath of fresh air as the story, the concept and the detailing speaks volumes about the amount of research that has gone behind this book. Truly commendable for an Indian author to have managed this feat that too so flawlessly!

Author Sachin Dev manages to create an alternate universe, make you believe in it to be true and then proceeds to take you on one roller coaster ride where you have to hold on to the railing tightly for the fear of letting it all tumble over. B
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Sachin discovered Tolkien in his teens, alternative rock as a new adult and digital marketing in pretty much his late twenties. These still form a large wedge in his circle of life. Travel, radio and theatre have also figured in that ever-expanding and diminishing circle.

On perhaps a more prosaic note, he is an engineer from BITS Pilani and holds an MBA from Indian School of Business. Attribute t
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