Friday, November 13, 2015

Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Soul Warrior:

Hello! I’m a total myth geek and nothing gives me more pleasure than to talk about mythology—especially Indian mythology. Most especially, I love gushing about Indian mythology as pertains to my new mythic fantasy series, The Age of Kali, to new and fabulous readers.

10) The series may be a trilogy or a sept-ology. There are too many stories to tell, and too many characters to herd to their happy endings. I’m leaning toward seven books. (Oh my!)

9) Indian mythology can (almost) be traced back to the Big Bang. The Mahabharata is the longest and one of the oldest epics in the world. Think Iliad and Odyssey smashed together and quadrupled in size.

8)Ancient India either was a technologically super advanced civilization OR may have been the cultural breeding ground for the world’s very first SFF fiction. Talk about celestial weapons (divya astras); magic; super humans; shape-shifters; flying machines (vimanas); and aliens in space suits (kavacha).

7) Indian mythology is also pregnant with practices in in-vitro fertilization where a God “assists” a couple to get pregnant with “magic” and test-tube babies where a sage splits a human zygote into 101 different babies. Sci-fi or advanced medicine?

6)Demons were up to no good in ancient times…and are up to no good now either. And are all mostly naked in Soul Warrior.

5)There are 330 million gods in the Hindu pantheon. I’ve added a dozen more to the roster. 

4) There’s Heaven and Hell, the Demon and Human Realms for the normal folk...and seven fantastical loks for the “other” folk.

3) Soul Warrior’s heroine is Draupadi, one of the leading characters of the Mahabharata. Think Helen of Troy with 5 husbands. An icon of Indian culture and mythology. The world’s first feminist.

2) Soul Warrior’s hero is Karna, the son of the Sun God, a mighty and great warrior. Think Achilles…and his weak heel. Karna is handsome and honorable, chivalrous and charitable…and has one heck of a heel-stomping temper.

1) Kali isn’t who you think she is.

So there you have it, folks: Soul Warrior, a vaudevillian saga of magic, mystery, intrigue and romance. 

What are some of your favorite myths or fantasy stories?

Soul Warrior
The Age of Kali
Book 1
Falguni Kothari

Genre: Mythic fantasy or urban fantasy

Publisher: Falguni Kothari

Date of Publication: November 5th, 2015.

ISBN: ebook 9781944048006  
ISBN: print 9781944048013
ASIN: B0160TBA44

Number of pages: 404
Word Count: 120,000 words

Cover Artist: Hang Le

Book Description:

Fight fate, or succumb to destiny?

In the dark Age of Kali, the Soul Warrior alone stands guard over the Human Realm, protecting its denizens from evil-willed asuras or demons. When a trick of fate appoints him guru to a motley crew of godlings, he agrees to train them as demon hunters against his better judgment. Suddenly, Lord Karna is not only battling the usual asuras with sinister agendas, but also rebellious students and a fault-ridden past.

Spanning the cosmic realms of mythic India, here is a tale of a band of supernatural warriors who come together over a singular purpose: the salvation of Karna’s secret child.

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About the Author:

Falguni Kothari is a New York-based South Asian author and an amateur Latin and Ballroom dance silver medalist with a semi-professional background in Indian Classical dance.

She’s published in India in contemporary romance with global e-book availability; Bootie and the Beast (Harlequin Mills and Boon) and It’s Your Move, Wordfreak! (Rupa and Co.), and launches a mythic fantasy series with Soul Warrior – Book 1, the Age of Kali.


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1 comment:

Falguni Kothari said...

Hey there! I had fun writing this post :)