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Warrior by Olivier Lafont

Olivier Lafont’s Warrior, is one of those novels that comes as a package, with mythology, thrill, adventure, love and heroism all thrown in together. The language used is the strength of this novel. However, this strength is not strong enough to carry the weight of an irksome plot.

The story is about Saam, a simple watch-mender in Mumbai, who at the onset of cataclysmic destruction, takes it upon himself to save the world from it’s end. The plot unfolds with Saam revealing his demigod capabilities as the son of Shiva and joining forces with his six companions to fight The Enemy.

The narrative moves quickly and before the reader can absorb what’s going on, it takes a new turn. In an attempt to make it racy and thrilling, Lafont has lost out on captivating the reader’s interest. Saam as a hero, fails to impress the way Amish’s Rudra did.

Mythology is a genre that is being explored by many and with Warrior, Lafont tries to join the bandwagon. One of the major flaws of this book is the mishmash of mythical and historical events with recent ones, in order to depict the ongoing conflict between good and evil and the gradual decent towards a hellish end or doomsday.
Warrior

Olivier Lafont

324 pages

Published by Penguin

Rating- 1/5

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Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika co-manages thegoodbookcorner.com. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master's degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika's articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror and Daily News and various blogs, such as, talkingcranes.com, sikhchic.com, sikhnet.com. She is actively involved with SAARC Women's Association of Sri Lanka. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. Her short stories have been published online and she is also working on her own novel. Artika has published My Little Sikh Handbook and is currently working on her second children's book, with Sikhism as its central theme. You can reach Artika at bakshiartika@gmail.com .

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This entry was posted on February 7, 2015 by in Book Reviews, Fiction, Uncategorized and tagged , .
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