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In Fal Doram, also called as the great empire of Inkredia, a conspiracy begins to unfold. The first step is an easy one – kill a simple, villager named Luwan. When Luwan suddenly faces an enemy straight out of the folklore, he is left dumbfounded by the mystery why they are after him. As he makes a daring run to survive, journeying through the unknown world outside his vil ...more
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Published 2017 by Gloryburg Publishing LLP (first published January 1st 2011)
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Vishnu Chevli
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I cannot resist myself from the fantasy genre. Because the same genre made me a book reader. I owe this genre big time. No matter how old I become, no matter how realistic books I read, I can never deny a fantasy book. And if I get my hands on a fantasy books thought from basics like a map, country, belief system; saying no is not an option. I liked Inkredia - Luwan of Brida by Sarang Mahajan the moment I saw the cover page, and the picture of the map made me believe that it would be an adventur ...more
Sumit RK
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Courage comes in all forms – Only the bravest of all can steady themselves and wait for the right time to act.

What makes a good fantasy novel?
Living, breathing, fantastic worlds and environments.
Characters that generate strong emotions.
Magic/Abilities/powers that have a hint of realism
And above all, a strong plot & story arch.
Inkredia - Luwan of Brida works because it gets all of these elements ri
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Supratim
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Gloryburg Publishing LLP for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

It was the tagline of the book: “Danger looms tall. Mystery runs deep. that piqued my interest. I am always drawn towards a mystery. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the book.

The author, Sarang Mahajan, is an Indian screenwriter and writes fantasy TV shows. This book, first in the series of four books, takes us to the magical Empire of Inkredia where humans, animals and o
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Anish Kohli
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Note: Free copy from the publishers in exchange of an honest review.
Never put a foot across this door. What lies beyond is nastier than death.
This is the first true fantasy book I have read from an Indian author and it has been a rich experience! The cover is a beautiful one and it was the first thing I loved about this book.

Set in the land of Fal Doram aka Inkredia, the book opens with a bang!!
The first scene is intense, heavy with sorcerers looking for something using their mystic ways. The n
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Archit Ojha
The first book of the Inkredia series is a joy to read.

Teeming with incident - unexpected meetings, betrayal, cliffhangers, friendship, magic and fantasy, Inkredia : Luwan of Brida follows the story of Luwan.

He had been living a perfectly normal life. Paying taxes on time, supporting himself well, being good to people and also being a friend. Until one day, he realizes enough is enough. He will not let the King's men take his hard-earned money.

He revolts. Utters a No on their faces. (O Oh, Not a
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Mridu  aka Storypals
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
It has been long that I have been reading this one. I have soaked the whole story in and would say I definitely enjoyed it more than any other Indian author's work, wrong to say that but that's how I feel. Well written with a god plot line- my concern was only not much was happening in relation to where the story is heading to, also a lot of things used were not entirely original. Detailed review to come.

Red the whole review here - http://storypals.net/book-review-inkr...
Manpreet Kaur
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
The young adult fantasy novel is a really good beginning to this 4-novel series. The writing of the author is really amazing, so many beautiful expressions - you can't help but appreciate it.

Some characters descriptions are amazing, however some go cold due to one major flaw - the weak world building. I wish it was done better, and I could imagine the magical and weird creatures explained in the book in a better way.

The plot is fast paced, and the closing of this book is extraordinary. It's the
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Ravi Prakash
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I haven't read fantasy fictions much. In this genre, I am an ardent admirer of GoT though. Whereas I think the main attraction of fantasy books is their writing style and description that makes them an unstoppable fast-read. This novel, "Inkredia-Luwan of Brida" justifies this trait of being an unstoppable read to a large extent.
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The book is a running story of the protagonist for two days and two nights. A simple dweller of Brida village, Luwan, runs with his friend Narjo and sister Meg because
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Versha
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
I haven’t read much of a fantasy fiction as its not my preferred genre, wanted to try from a long time though. So, when I heard about this book and got to know that this was written by an Indian author I wanted to give it a try. I was more than happy to attempt to read this one since it was not another interpretation of our mythology but an original plot.

The story revolves around Luwan a 17 year old boy and his elder sister Meg. It starts with Luwan denying to pay any kind of tax to Lord Gruwak
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Dilip Chauhan
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Firstthing first!
Thank you very much Gloryburg for the review copy of this amazing book.

Ok! So this book is an fantasy adventure book by Sarang Mahajan.

This is the first time I have come across such amazing fantasy book from an Indian author. This book truly is piece of really amazing imagination and creativity. Finally something good in Indian fantasy books.

Rating
Plot / Story - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Narration and story telling skills - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Character Building - ⭐⭐⭐.5
Extra star for beautiful cover - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Overall Ra
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Rakhi Jayashankar
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, fantasy
Writing a fantasy is tough. It provides you immense freedom since you have no limits for your imaginations. Noon would say it never happens in real life as it's fantasy. But it gives equal amount of responsibility as the fantasy should be convincing and extraordinary simultaneously.


Sarang Mahajan, through his book Inkredia has made use of the possibilities of a fantasy and delivered a convincing and enchanting tale of Luwan. Luwan of Brida is forced to leave Brida as he refuses to pay taxes to G
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Sheetal Maurya - Godse (Halo of Books)
Update: Interview of Sarang Mahajan, The author of 'Inkredia: Luwan of Brida'

A perfect 5 star read !

Check out the full book review here Inkredia - Luwan of Brida by Sarang Mahajan | Book review

I am really thankful to the author and publisher for giving me a chance to read and review this book. At the first sight, the title and book cover itself gives it an intriguing look. I was super excited to read this book. Though I was not sure if I will like it or not as I am not much into the fantasy gen
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Avinash
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Incredible Inkredia

To be very honest I was a bit skeptical about this novel but it turned out to be a real good one. This is probably one of the very best work in high fantasy by an Indian writer. The whole Inkredia universe is quite fascinating with all those detailed maps and numerous magical creatures. The prologue (no matter how small it was) is mysterious enough to keep you invested in the book. In fact this small prologue had 2 different plots and both were equally interesting. The main st
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Kalyan Panja
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inkredia, Luwan of Brida by Sarang Mahajan is a fantasy book filled with creativity and enriched with pages of imagination where humans and nonhumans breathe together in balance, as a seventeen-year-old boy has to make an intrepid choice simply to discover that his danger is far grander than his calculations.

Luwan discovers himself in a momentous danger as the settlement that kept him anodyne all these years can't guard him any longer. Either he can stop and perish or he can go into the precari
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Bhavya
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it
First and foremost, a thanks to Gloryburg Publishing LLP for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

I liked the book a lot. There were a few issues, like the pace of the book. Sometimes it felt as if we are just jumping from one obstacle to another, without giving a chance to our characters to develop.
But then last 75 pages were a treat! And now I am eagerly awaiting the next part! I want to see what is next in store for Luwan of Brida.
Anupama C K(b0rn_2_read)
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thanks to the publisher(Gloryburg) for providing me with a review copy 

I found the title pretty interesting and the cover is beautiful. The main protagonist of our story is Luwan, he lives in Brida. Brida is part of the Inkredia empire and  is ruled by Lord Ghuwak . One day Luwan refuses to pay the tax collector his due, which puts Night guards behind him.A book which was passed on by his parents, instructs him to escape Brida.With the help of his sister, Meg and friend Narjo, Luwan manages to e
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Saumya
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Inkredia is a fantasy book that gives you a terrific reading experience. Fast paced and brimming with suspense, this book keeps you glued to it till the very end. Luwan is a 16 year old boy who finds himself amidst grave danger and in a situation that is both chaotic and confusing. Trying to escape death by a hair's breadth along with his sister Meg, his journey is exhilarating to read it. Finding a very efficient companion in Kiliarn, these siblings are on a perpetual run.
The story picks up qu
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Subhajit Das
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book Name (with tagline): INKREDIA- Luwan of Brida (Danger looms tall. Mystery runs deep.)
Author Name: Sarang Mahajan
Format: Paperback
No of Pages: 388
Publisher: Gloryburg (1st Ed. 2017)
Blurb: The blurb portion of the book is written simply yet in a captivating way pointing out just the core of the book and it is enough to make the reader turn the pages of the book.
Cover: The cover of the book is not only eye catching and perfect, but also it is designed in a significant way to justify the ba
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Vinay Leo
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Review at A Bookworm's Musing: http://wp.me/p2J8yh-3bD

Engaging, magical narration; an interesting fantastical world - two aspects of fantasy genre that I feel the author does justice to. The characters are also well sketched. It has been an unusually long wait for the sequel, but with this updated edition from Gloryburg Publishing, I hope that that wait ends soon.
Vishakha ~ ReadingSpren ~
I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Oh how much I wanted to like and love this book but it was clear to me from the get-go that I wouldn't end up liking it.

It's not a "bad" book. It's fast-paced and there's never a dull moment. The characters are well-developed. The world-building isn't too shabby either, though I have seen many that are better. Unfortunately the plot wasn't interesting to me at all. Reading it became a chore and I sort of force
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Abhilash Ruhela
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book related to fantasy world does not excite me much as I have not been a very good person with imaginations hence I fail to understand lot of things that are being described in such books. Till date, even after reading 500+ books, I have yet not picked up Harry Potter series just for the sole reason that the book belongs to the fantasy genre. But still there are few books belonging to the fantasy genre which have been rated quite high from my side just because they made it possible for me ...more
Grady
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
‘With his knowledge of magic, he would open portals to fantastic lands and embark upon adventures.’

Indian author Sarang Mahajan is a novelist and a screenwriter. An avid fan of fantasy and science fiction, most of his work belongs to these genres. While writing the four books in the Inkredia Series, he is also working on a science fiction series.

He opens this novel with a curtain raiser – a map of Inkredia and a brief poetic setting - ‘From beyond the horizon, Come the claws of dusk; Followed by
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Khyati Gautam
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I picked up this book, I didn't know that it will turn out to be such an amazing roller-coaster ride for me. There is everything in this - adventure, mystery, love, kindness, humanity and not to forget, the presence of the dark powers! 

Set in the beautiful land of Brida atop hills, the book takes you through a whole new level of games of conspiracies. Inkredia is one big majestic empire and Brida is just a tiny part of it. The protagonist Luwan is all ready to mesmerize you as soon as you e
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Aishwary Mehta (The_Fugitive_Biker)
Quote from the Book I Liked - 'We can’t solve every problem with reason. Just keep faith in what we are doing.’ (Page 123)

Rating - 4.5 Stars

Plot Summary - In Fal Doram, also called as the great empire of Inkredia, a conspiracy begins to unfold. The first step is an easy one – kill a simple, villager named Luwan. When Luwan suddenly faces an enemy straight out of the folklore, he is left dumbfounded by the mystery why they are after him. As he makes a daring run to survive, journ
...more
Tushar Gargava
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Note: I received a review copy of the book from the publishers.

To be very frank, I had picked up this book with low expectations. Fantasy is a very tricky genre that can easily boggle the author and readers alike. Surprisingly, though, by the end I was actually impressed. I was so immersed that I didn't even realize when had I reached the last pages.

Later a friend noticed the book in my hand and quizzed me about it. He wanted to hear the synopsis of the story. And I was at a loss for words. How
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Tavleen Kaur
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
The book begins with a very interesting scene where we see Timak, a Monfrit and his master who have been imprisoned in a cell for centuries. Despite the magical walls that inflict severe pain, they manage to send a message. 

We are then introduced to our protagonist Luwan in the small town of Brida. He is collecting herbs to sell them as he needs to pay the tax collector. He is unable to do so and he and his sister Meg are forced to escape the village. They are helped by the mysterious Kiliarn to
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Chaitra Chowdhary
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I guess this book has made its way into my re-reads pile. The reason is simple! The best fantasy to have been written in India.
Coming to the storyline I loved the fact that the author gave a subtle introduction about the boy, his family and his friends and after the greatest escape this book never let me put it down! I wanted to read more. I fell in love with kiliarn and he's one of those characters without whose presence the story would be dull! He stood like a Godfather for the two siblings t
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Chresann Dsouza
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had a really wonderful experience with this book.  Firstly the plot was fresh intruding.
It kept me gripped till the end.  The writing style was excellent & unique, along with the usage  of crisp and lucid language.  The narration too was done quite well.
The cover and the title is chosen appropriately.
The character development was good and strong,  I could connect well with the protagonist.  As i proceeded with this book it answered many questions and gave rise to a few new ones as well.
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Kavya | aworldinpages
Received a free copy from the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

I don’t read many Indian authors and each year, I plan to rectify it only to fail miserably. So when I got a chance to review Inkredia—my very first read under Fantasy by an Indian author!—I went for it.

I didn’t love the book but what I did love was how well thought out and unusual yet quite familiar it is. I must admit, I did like it better than I initially thought I would.

It’s a well-written plot and I enjoyed reading
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Pradyota Prakash
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
First I would like to thank Gloryburg Publications for giving me this book for a review. This way I get to see something new and maybe stumble upon something thats a good read. This book is indeed one.

Well, seems like I have been reading a lot of young adult fiction of late coincidentally. After two books, I was hoping for Inkredia to be something different, nevertheless it gave me an opportunity to compare the books. I found this book to be incredibly fast paced after reading a slow paced book
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Sarang Mahajan, an avid fan of fantasy/adventure novels is the author of Inkredia, a book appreciated by the audiences across India, USA and UK. The book has caught attention of Indian readers as the first, major authentic fantasy by an Indian writer. Sarang Mahajan also writes Screenplays for TV shows. He is also fond of travel photography and travel writing.
“Fear is good, said the voice. Courage cannot exist without fear. It is an important part of our lives. Fear guides us in its own way. But remember, fear is there not so you should let it defeat you, but so you should conquer it. Fear is there to make you strong, not weak.” 0 likes
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