When The Dragon Roars


When I read the first book in this series, I was intrigued. There were a lot of questions that were left unanswered. So when I did get a chance to read this book, I did not let it go. And to be honest, I was not at all disappointed. This book is even better than the first one. I couldn't help but finish reading it in one sitting. It is unputdownable.

This story is about Starks but also about human struggles. In fact, the most difficult thing to come to terms with is the mistakes we make in our lives. This story is about Stark's journey inwards through introspection and self-realization.

Introspection is not easy, especially when you know that the fault is yours too. The process of acceptance, of understanding the truth, is a personal one. This has been so beautifully brought out in this story. Also, there is a limit to submission and being on the receiving end. Through Starks, the author has subtly hinted that there is a dragon within every person. The onus is on the individual to accept the presence of this dragon and give it the freedom to roar.

Nesly has a way with words. He can make you squirm and feel really uncomfortable with his writing. He will make you empathise yet feel happily sadistic, hate yet love the character of Starks. And the way he narrates this story, you will end up feeling that there a mental movie that is continuously going on in your mind. Lovely imageries that appeal to all senses (though they are all not very pleasant).

As stated earlier, this is Stark's story, yet there are many other characters. Each one has a role to play and that makes their presence vital to the plot. The emotions are raw yet realistic. The characters are as real as can be.

To sum up, if you do not have a weak heart and are ok with violence, then this book is meant for you. It is an awesome read because along with action there is a strong storyline that keeps you engrossed throughout. A definite must-read.

P.S - I chose to read this book based on the recommendations by Booklover Catlady Publicity and the review is an unbiased opinion. The Dragon Roared after the Serpent Bit. What next??? 

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