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A Way to the Infinity World

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Alfred Riston is a twenty-two-year-old college student who is heartbroken by his mother’s abandonment of her family. As he attempts to grapple with his pain, he begins experiencing strange visions and hearing a voice that seems to come from nowhere. There is no question that an unseen force is attempting to make contact with Alfred. Now all he has to do is determine who or what it is. After he and his best friend, Khushahal, decide to investigate the weird comings-and-goings surrounding his old family home, they unwittingly confront hostile guards who seem to be protecting some sort of bizarre chemical experiment. But when he contacts his father to ask him what he knows, he is quickly pushed away without explanation. Now as a series of bizarre clues are slowly unveiled, Alfred embarks on a journey into the past where he learns the truth about his birth that will change everything, not just for him, but for the infinity world. In this gripping fantasy story, a college student on a quest to learn the truth about himself and his family soon discovers that nothing is certain when it comes to the universe.

184 pages, Hardcover

Published April 24, 2017

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Narendra Singh Nathawat

2 books16 followers
Narendra Singh Nathawat earned a master’s degree in Computer Application. His inspiration to write comes from his father, who tragically died on the day of his sister’s wedding. From childhood he was always attracted to the Drama.He conducted and participated in several plays in his School and College days. He belongs to Hindu Rajput clan and currently lives in Rajasthan, India.

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Profile Image for Vishnu Chevli.
650 reviews564 followers
September 10, 2018
I selected "The Left Roof" by Nathawat brothers just looking at its cover. The blurb of the book was equally interesting. A sci-fi is written for the age group of 10-18 year, 'The Left Roof' can be a good read for the targeted audience.

The story is written around an imaginary world called Infinity. Alfred, a college boy, who is staying with his father, is our protagonist. His parents got separated and his paternal house is locked up. According to his father, Alfred's mother has put the stay on it. But Alfred found some suspicious activity going on in his paternal house. He along with his friend ventured into that house and found an interesting book. During the same time, he witnessed many strange events. Those events led him to a completely new world Infinity. But the moment he stepped into infinity world he became fugitive. And from that point onwards it became an express paced story. Pace became so fast that it didn't slow down until end.

I liked following things about book
- A new kind of plot. World, race, imagination
- The way various sci-fi and fantasy concepts mixed up to prepare infinity world. I think kids and YA audience will like it.
- Cover art. I liked it

Things that I found less interesting or faulty
- Title - Though reason was given it could be better
- Multiple confusing twists and explanation. Which I didn't get it. I don't want to reveal which were those concepts
- Too fast paced storyline. If you miss two lines things get changed drastically.

Overall a good read. I would recommend to kids for sure. Who knows they will love it like HPP. It is a complete set of entertainment which has magic, science, technologies, gadgets and mystery.

Detailed Review Link - http://chevusread.blogspot.com/2017/0...
Profile Image for Vikas.
Author 3 books157 followers
February 13, 2020
I was given a free copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Well this just wasn't good and I struggled to finish it and despite it being at around 170 pages long it took me more than 9 months to finish it. The writing is just not good and this has hurt the book big time. The world-building is nice but then again the things are too strange to be enjoyable at least for me. The characters are introduced right left and center and again the writing is very strange and I didn't enjoy it at all. I could only read 4-5 pages at a time and had to keep it away for a long time before finally deciding to finish it and now I have done so.

Well, Nuff said.

People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is, of course, Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.
Profile Image for Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews.
685 reviews133 followers
February 28, 2018
*** NOTE: I won this book in Goodreads Giveaway. ***

2.5/5 Stars

A Way to the Infinity World was a science-fiction fantasy novel, first in series, narrated in third person that revolved around main character- Alfred, his family, and Infinity world. The book is about the Infinity world explaining the logic/imagination behind creation of this universe and how it works, technologies, family drama, and friendship.

Alfred– I don’t what to think about this character. He was 22-year-old college boy who still couldn’t get over his parent’s divorce (That was 7 years before). He most of the time acted like 13 old teen. If Author have created this character as teenage boy I probably won’t have any problem with his behavior. There were pretty clear truths about his birth and his family but till climax he didn’t want to accept it! Even at the end of the book I feel like he’s not accepting the reality and he still is doubtful about all things! There was almost no development in this character and he sounded whiny.

Only character that I liked was not even a character but an invention (kind of robot) – Misonzae.

What I liked-
The Infinity world and concept was pretty good. It was properly explained how characters traveled from Earth to Infinity World and the logic behind it. I liked creatures, history of Infinity, their working system, time zone and places, politics, and technologies- all had lengthy description leaving no room for doubt.

The world and characters were imaginative and interesting. People of Infinity looked like elves (you seeing that elfish ears in cover) but they were not elves, totally different race. Infinity world has mix race, people from different planets were living together on Infinity.

The family history of Alfred was interesting. It started nice arising all the questions making readers curious to know more about the things going on around Alfred, his parents and their family house.

I liked the questions raised by characters in the book on what happens after death and who controls the birth and death cycle, is it god or there some other entity behind it. it was central topic of the book. Parts of the book on those questions and the answers that was given in imaginary Infinity world was most interesting for which only I have given half of the stars. There were many twist and turns, had surprising elements. Events unfold very quickly once Alfred enter the Infinity world.

At first I didn’t like length of chapters looking at the table of content. One chapter was almost 30 to 40 pages long. But I liked that each chapters were divided into different scenes that made it quick read. Climax was good and book ended nicely.

why not 5 stars-
Initially the story was narrated like a play (you know like ‘character 1 :…’ ‘character 2: …..’ and then a scene) but suddenly after 2 chapters it turns to normal third person narration. I don’t know why it was like that! It could be written in either of the style.

Major problem I had was character and emotions. As I mentioned above character was not acting according to his age and there was no development (which I can overlook as I know this is just first book of the series, kind of introductory, but it still bothered me). You all know how much I hate whiny characters.

I didn’t feel any emotion. There is a difference in I personally watch a movie and when someone else narrates me that movie to me, it feels differently. Book was like later one, someone just told me the story and I liked the idea and theme but I couldn’t feel it.

That family drama of Alfred’s parents and how the house was in their possession was still a mystery. Sex scenes and that nudity in ceremony was totally not required. This book could come out clean and more likable without those scenes.

Though the setting and main character was American, it totally sounded Indian. Even few things, the terminology about Infinity world sounded Indian! An Indian anyone can tell it in just few minutes in the book, so why not make it in Indian setting!

Looking at this long list of ‘I don’t like’ part I was confused whether to rate it 2, 2.5, or 3. So finally settled in between- 2.5 (hey, the idea was good and cover was cute).

Overall, it was not that good. One time read. Honestly, I won’t read it again and won’t continue the series.
Profile Image for Vishvendra Nathawat.
Author 1 book15 followers
December 14, 2017
The Main Thing is that it describes secrets of the creation of the Universe and also unfolds the answer to the question
What After Death?

Must Five Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Narendra Singh Nathawat
Vishvendra Singh Nathawat did a great job to put something new to the world.
29 reviews
May 31, 2018
I won this book from a giveaway here on Goodreads and I feel that I wish I had never entered the contest. If this book had gone to someone else they might have finished it and could give a better review than I am giving it.

I never got past page 20.

I couldn't stand the writing style, that is not the only issue that I had but it is the most prominent. The book reads more like a screenplay than a novel. Each line that a character speaks has their name listed before it to tell you who is saying it.
There are scenes that pop up out of nowhere and seem to have no context as to what is currently going on with the story. If it is some sort of setup for later on, then it is done in a very odd manner and they are too abrupt to understand.
For a story set in America, it doesn't feel like it is in America. I don't know how better to describe this feeling but that's what comes to mind.
Lastly I have to mention the characters, they feel fake, more like caricatures than real people. I can't imagine any real person acting the way these people do. They do things that are seemingly without logic. The main character is still whining over his mother leaving the family even though it happened more than half his life ago, and she is not really gone, she hovers in the background of his life like a cruel taunt. He should hate her more than miss her.

I know 19 pages read does not really give me much of a say as to how good the book was overall but even so I don't know where the other reviews have come from but I can't imagine anyone every giving this book a good review.
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865 reviews49 followers
September 5, 2017
A wonderful new voice! I loved this fantasy world - highly entertaining and refreshingly original.

The characters are wonderful and imaginative and the author did a masterful job of making me care about them and weaving together their stories. I loved the intriguing clues that led up to entry into Infinity world so the transition was very smooth. The overall pace of the book was fast for me and I really felt like I had been on an epic adventure or in my own mind - a wild ride.

As I read the reviews of other I find the same issues I have in writing a review - the book is so good but at a loss for words as it is so original and refreshing it is hard to describe in traditional ways and within any genre. This author created his own genre.

A great book that works across the ages and a good read.
September 9, 2017
It is a nice book by the Nathawat Brothers. As far as the story is concerned, it was a really new concept for me to read but I found too many loose plot points in the writing part. Sometimes it gets really interesting but sometimes it just looses the track.
Waiting for the next parts :)
Profile Image for Kathleen.
3,081 reviews6 followers
February 21, 2018
I received a free review copy of this book.
This reads awkwardly, like it's in translation. The speech (at least at the start) is set off from the text, as if it's a play. Pick a style and stick with it!
"Alfred" stands out as a decidedly British name while everyone else sounds Indian. What was the point of that?
The Greek symbol ɸ is written in English as "phi;" if that were the company's name, it would be abbreviated PHIECC, not FIECC.
I'm not sure what you think a "stay order" is, but I think you might mean a lien. That would only prevent a house from being sold, not occupied. You seem to be trying to imply there's something more like a restraining order on the house, which makes no sense.
Houses aren't numbered that way in the US! It'd be something more like "1027 Kent Lane, Apartment 2B."
This book uses a lot of what strikes me as nonstandard English - the writer's not using the words I'd normally see in the places they'd normally be. Example: "I've," while it is simply short for "I have," almost always indicates possession ("I've a question), not need ("I've to go"). And you'd almost always see, and say, "I've got" instead of just plain "I've."
Alfred does not treat his friends well! He probably gets it from his parents, who don't seem to treat others with any respect either.
I'm not sure I understand the connection between "the chemical is gone, so she must have drunk it and died." If there's no body, wouldn't it be more realistic to assume she just stole it?
There's too many people "screaming" in this book! Get a thesaurus.
There's too much technobabble in this book, none of which makes any sense! The way things work isn't explained properly or fully, so I can't even tell if it's internally consistent. The plot twists read like a dream sequence. I'm still not sure if this is theology or pure speculative fiction.
There really ought to be better security around these life beacon trains, if they're that important.
Harvard is a *literary* school. A budding *scientist* would've gone to MIT instead.
There's no need to visit a property personally to sell it! The lawyer could've handled the sale, and forwarded the paperwork for signature.
"I'll avenge you" means something entirely different from what you want: "I'll /get revenge on/ you," or "I'll avenge /my wife/."
Were the sex scenes really necessary? Aside from those, this book reads more like a typical example of the genre, which typically stars a high-school-or-younger aged protagonist. A "coming of age" story with a brat in his twenties who refuses to grow up is a lot less amusing.
This would have been a better book if it had been written with better words, but I'm not sure there's any way to save this mess of a plot.
Profile Image for Abhilash Ruhela.
576 reviews59 followers
July 14, 2017
It has been very rare when I have picked up a book which belongs to the world of fantasy because I am generally not used to imagining stuff a lot while reading which are not usual. That is the reason why I have still not gone through Harry Potter series because I feel very hard to connect with such stories. But still I like picking up such books rarely to be connected with this genre too. I have just finished reading another fantasy-based book on Kindle named “The Left Roof” which also comes with a tagline “A Way to the Infinity World”. The book is written by two authors, Narendra Singh Nathawat and Vishvendra Singh Nathawat and published by Partridge publishers.

The book starts off very well which keeps the readers hooked to the story as they want to know about the protagonist’s past and his parents’ back story. The suspense behind the old home is what makes the reader excited in the initial few pages itself and after the concept of Infinity World gets introduced, the world of fantasy gets opened for the reader. The way characterization and conceptualization has been drafted for this section of the story tells about the authors’ dedicated towards telling the story about an imaginary world where each and every term has to be created to make the fake world seem to be live. The way authors have described the fantasy part makes it very easy for the readers to imagine the scenarios which adds effects to the book.

The 2nd half of the book gets little slow in the beginning but the way whole pre-climax is handled makes the closing of the story even more interesting. I just felt that the climax could have been a lot better as it ended in a very lighter note. Just like the movie, Bluffmaster, even this book manages to surprise the readers in the end and make them go like “Why the authors didn’t tell this in the first page itself!” This is the surprise element of this book- The very last small paragraph. The drawback of the book is that it stops discussing anything about the Earth etc. but only focuses on the escapade of the protagonists and his supporters from here and there in the Infinity World. I also felt that the narration of the book could have been better as it becomes quite of a booster in between where the plot is taken forward by discussing one scene after another in hurry. Otherwise, this is a good fantasy novel. I give it 3.25* out of 5.


Profile Image for Wendy.
2,343 reviews40 followers
January 13, 2018
“The Left Roof: A Way to the Infinity World” which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is an imaginative fantasy that begins when Alfred Riston a twenty-two-year-old college student haunted by the abandonment of his mother and dealing with a workaholic father, experiences strange things happening to him especially when he and his friend Khushahal break into his family home ignoring a legal order prohibiting anyone from entering the premises.

Confronting the hostility of the guards after uncovering a weird chemical experiment Alfred tries to contact his father only to be ignored so he starts his own investigation which leads him on a journey into the world of Infinity where he uncovers details about the past, his parentage and his identity.

In a fast-paced tale that blends science-fiction, fantasy and mystery with a large dose of action, the Nathawat brothers create a wonderfully gripping plot that sweeps the reader away to the fascinating world of Infinity where Alfred learns the truth about his past from a stranger who says he’s his grandfather and surprisingly the owner of the home where he lived.

Creative and imaginative with characters that are intriguing, the problem with this novel is mainly technical although the writing style is very straightforward with no buildup in intensity and suspense as events unfold, and few details which makes it short in length. Technically, the book requires formatting with defined chapters. If the narrative flows smoothly the timing and placement of events should not have to be so closely defined as the reader should be aware of the “who, what, where, when and why” of what’s taking place.

“The Left Roof: The Way to the Infinity World” is a fascinating story with much to recommend it, although technically it needs work and I urge the Nathawat brothers to seek some guidance in that area.
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84 reviews44 followers
August 27, 2017
Firstly, the new debut authors have to be appreciated for trying to create a new fantasy world through this book. It is definitely not an easy job, good effort in that and some ideas are mind-blowing!

The book is fast paced and keeps you engrossed thoroughly. Excitement of what will happen next to all the main characters make you anticipate the next book in the series also!

Unique book title which you can not forget, and a beautiful book cover. But the story is the main highlight, a new science fiction-style fantasy! Nice idea.

The story and characters are good, the base plot is set nicely, but still can be made better in the coming parts and hope that the authors will add much more interesting details to the Infinity world and make it more memorable. Good luck!!
Profile Image for Deepak Sharma.
185 reviews22 followers
October 16, 2017
I would like to thank the Authors for giving m this book for review.
I Liked the story and concept behind the book, but all that was spoiled by the writing in the book.
The writing is little kiddish and most of the twists and suspense is lost .

If this story was written properly and the plot defined nicely, this book could have been a super duper hit.

3/5 from me mostly for the story.
Devil D
20 reviews4 followers
September 23, 2017
The Left Roof - left me wonderstruck. What a fantastic book it is. Adventurous and keep you heart pounding to read more.. It was an interesting read. Thank you so much for sending me this beauty. Much appreciate.
Profile Image for Critter.
713 reviews41 followers
May 24, 2018
I received a free copy from a Goodreads giveaway.
The Left Roof tells the story of Alfred who became depressed from his parents’ separation. In his family home, strange occurrences have been taking place. He travels to the Infinity World where he faces questions of his birth that affects him and the Infinity World.
The world was very well built. The authors were very inventive in constructing the infinity world. They included many races of people that live in this world. The entire world was very well explained.
This book was fast paced and highly enjoyable. The characters were well written. The book was very exciting, and I can’t wait to see where the series goes.
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