Published by Independently published on November 29, 2019
Genres: Black Magic Fiction, Fantasy, Magical & Mystical, Mythology, Sword & Sorcery, Teens Fiction, Young Adult
Format: Kindle, Paperback
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The Heartless Divine by Varsha Ravi
In this unexpected twist on mythology inspired by Sangam India, reincarnated lovers find themselves bound together, connected to their past by a centuries old tragedy that only one of them remembers.
In the ruthless martial empire of Naja, Suri is the crown’s unfailing blade. But the princess dreams of a life exploring the lands beyond the borders, unshackled by blood. The king and queen offer her freedom, at a price: marriage to a king she’s meant to kill, and the death of Athri, a kingdom her family once nearly destroyed.
Her only obstacle lies in the mountains above the Athrian capital of Marai, where a young prophet sees a world struck by catastrophe—a world where a girl lies dead in the temple of the fire god, and the city lies burning below.
Centuries later, Suri lives with no recollection of her past lives. Haunted by her family’s deaths eighteen years ago, Suri sees the boy bleeding gold on her doormat as an opportunity to unravel the mystery of the car crash that took their lives. But not all gifts are created equal, and the boy soon proves to be more trouble than he’s worth, a dangerous link back to a world of gods and wishes.
The Heartless Divine is a page-turning young adult fantasy by a fresh new voice in the genre. Readers everywhere will welcome Varsha Ravi and her incredible unique voice. This is an amazing 5 star novel and the best in this genre I have ever read!
Her debut novel is truly a captivating story about the bonds of love from the lovers’ mystical past transcending into the present world. This kinship comes with many unexpected pivotal twists and turns and dips into the world of black magic.
The faultless introduction will make you pause just long enough to secure your doors before continuing reading. But you will, for you’re already invested in the outcome.
Varsha Ravi’s descriptive details are true to the character and provide a defining moment for readers. As in this passage…
“The boy’s irises were the color of gold coins, molten and over-warm. His face was fine-boned and lovely, though oddly austere in the way of sepia photographs. In the dead of night, he looked to Suri like a bloody shred of some unfinished fairy tale.”
Raw mental, and spiritual conflict flourish on the pages throughout the novel. You’ll question what you know about soul mates and the recognition of reincarnated lovers from past lives. Are soul mates bound together throughout eternity and if so, is it a good thing?
The Heartless Divine has cultural integrity and boundless leaps of faith into the unknown world of reincarnation. You’ll step into the inner sanctum of the magical world and be on the edge of your seat as the story unfolds. Fantasy readers will be enthralled as this spiritual mystery, aligned with black magic, tempts fate.
In The Heartless Divine, the writing style is superb, the characters are remarkable, well-developed and fascinating and the plot is driven with intensity and focus. Everything about this novel will keep readers engaged and coming back for more from author Varsha Ravi.
This young debut author can give Stephen King a run for the money. It is that good! For teens, young adults and all fantasy readers, Artisan Book Reviews is extremely proud and delighted to recommend and feature The Heartless Divine – skillfully composed by an extraordinarily talented, creative and incomparable writer, Varsha Ravi. Not only must readers read this book, but they need to keep their eyes on this young author, and recommend her book(s) to everyone they know!
Reviewed by CJ Bowen for Artisan Book Reviews
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