Book review

The Code of Manavas – Review

*I’ve received this book from book genie in exchange for my review. All opinions are mine*

Title : The code of manavas

Author : Arpit Bakshi

Series : Mahavishnu trilogy

Rating : ✡✡✡ (3.25 maybe)

Goodreads summary

Book one of the Maha Vishnu Trilogy, The Code of Manavas, is set some two million years past
ad 2050, when earth as we know it ceased to exist, and so did mankind. A new race, the Manavas, now exists on Bhoomi, the erstwhile Earth, which is divided into two cities—Madhavpur and Ayudhpur.
In the quiet and peaceful city of Madhavpur, a reclusive Krishna is busy with an immense task. He has to prepare a new abode for the Manavas before an impending apocalypse destroys them. He knows something that nobody else does—the Manavas are running out of time faster than they can imagine, and there are no inhabitable planets to escape to. To make matters worse, there is someone in Madhavpur who wants to destroy Krishna and subjugate each Manava. The Manavas, it seems, are doomed. Yet Krishna knows there is a slim chance of survival for the Manavas, although there is a huge price to be paid for it.
Will the various factions of the Manavas unite for the greater good? Will Krishna, who saved them during the turn of the last Yuga, be able to save them now? What will be the price to pay?

A great desi sci-fi dystopian with a sprinkle of hindu mythology.

I found the book quite interesting and the author’s way of storytelling is unique and captivating.

  • World-building

Arpit has woven the world beautifully. From the start with krishna’s dress and his wrist band to the shape and pattern of Madhavpur. The map itself takes place in our mind.

The outfits of the world wasn’t clearly described except for Krishna and a passerby girl.. so I suppose the outfits are similar to our world and krishna might be a bit of revolutionary?!

  • Writing

Arpit’s writing was hard to catch on the beginning but its easy after 4-5 pages.

The book had a surprise philosophical take in between which was thoughtful.

The book has a great intense meaning if we pay attention.

  • Character building

The characters were great and unique in their own way

Krishna was silent and brilliant nerdy type.

Mohan was a trustworthy good guy

Radha and meera were so cute

Uncle shyam was a typical supportive teasing relative we all have.

  • Ending

Yes , the ending was a cliffhanger. But not like an irritating cliffhanger … like a craving for more kinda cliffhanger.

  • Critics

The book went on and on in details of the last apocalypse which apparently caused humans to perish.

The writing pase was not continuous. It felt like it was read by different voices or edited by many people

There were too many descriptions and details of how the world ended and what man kind did. It was too much and I had to skip through them.

And the writing and language were old?! Too much professional.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

About the author

Arpit Bakshi has studied electrical engineering and has an MBA in finance from the University of RPI, Troy, New York. He now works for a prominent Indian bank.

Arpit had initially wanted to pursue a career in theoretical physics, but ended up opting for engineering (as most students of science in India tend to do).

Since his childhood, two things have never failed to amaze him—the vast expanse of the cosmos; and the unfathomable depth of Indian mythology and spirituality.

He believes that one should never stop learning and it is his love for science that has gravitated him towards writing this mythology-inspired science fiction.

Arpit is based in Gurgaon, India.

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13 thoughts on “The Code of Manavas – Review”

  1. So it’s an apocalypse inside an apocalypse? Love it. It sucks that the writing is too professional though, that can really break the flow.

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