The Secret of God’s Son- Usha Narayanan

‘The seas will devour the glorious city of Dwaraka. People will forget your name and your Gita!
May the world perish! May the world perish!’

This is the cruel curse Queen Gandhari throws upon Krishna. Mankind plunges into the evil of Kali Yuga. It is now on the shoulders of Krishna to reverse this curse and prediction. As he journeys through terrifying realms, he confronts Yama the Lord of Death and Shiva the destroyer and, vanquishes the Kali demon. He must lead his people out of the swirling vortex of greed, disease and misery. And there is one powerful weapon still — the secret surrounding his origin. Will he uncover it in time to fight off the cataclysm? In the answer lies the destiny of all humanity!

The Secret of God’s Son is the sequel to the highly acclaimed book Pradyumna- Son of Krishna by Usha Narayanan. After a successful career in advertising, radio and corporate communications Usha became a full-time writer. She is the author of several books including The Madras Mangler, a suspense thriller and Love, Lies and Layoffs, a lighthearted office romance.

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The book takes you on an interesting journey along with Pradyumna for, he is going to be the savior of all of mankind. It’s a cruel curse that Queen Gandhari cast upon Lord Krishna, and the consequences are not going to be good. Pradyumna has to save mankind from the evil clutches of Kali. He of course has the support of his loving wife Maya, yet, for Pradyumna this is no easy task. How does he do this and emerge victorious? Does he manage to reverse the curse? Loaded with the right blend of emotions, action, battle and drama, the “The Secret of God’s Son” would intrigue you right from its first few pages, till the end when you finally put down the book.

I loved Pradyumna’s characterization. He is charismatic yet has those shades of grey similar to what each one of us has within us. He asks rightful questions that stir your morals and conscious and you question yourself from deep within. Not to forget the characterization of Maya and the role of women as wives and mothers. Relevant in every way in today’s life and times.

Excerpt from the book: 

“Pradyumna smiled at Maya, knowing that this was just the beginning. Women such as those who had assembled here would provide the stability that the world needed in order to survive. Dharma could not win if half of humanity was denied their rightful place…”

The plot is strewn with twists and turns leaving you intrigued and drawing you into the vortex of the story. The climax of the book was perfect with the appearance of Kali. A visually stimulating read!

If you are a lover of the great Epics, Usha Narayananan’s The Son of God’s Son, won’t disappoint you. Usha has surely lived up to her reputation with this sequel. Rightly paced, with in depth research she knows how to bring out the best in a genre that’s generally a toughie for writers- mythology.

Another Excerpt from the Book:

“Draupadi will be the most beautiful woman on earth,’ declared a heavenly voice. And she will bring doom to the arrogant warrior clans.

The smoke turned black. Thunder rumbled in a cloudless sky. The priests felt a dread worse than death. Their eyes shut in fear and they failed to perceive the goddess, black as the void, who flashed out of the girl’s body. It was mighty Chandika, the fierce avatar of Durga, destined to devour the world using Draupadi as her medium.

Years passed. Blessed by the goddess, Draupadi grew into an enchanting woman. When Drupada arranged for her swayamvara, the kings who came to vie for her hand were spellbound by her charms. But she turned them away in disdain. She laughed at Duryodhana, the mighty Kuru prince. She scorned his companion Karna and called him low-born. The kings who failed to win her hand cursed her for her arrogance. And all the while, Chandika watched from above, her lips curled in contempt……”

23 comments

  1. Lovely review! Thank you Ramya. I love the fact that you have spotted the underlying parallels to our own characters and appreciated the relevance to women today. Happy you enjoyed reading it.

  2. Lovely review! Thank you Ramya. I love the fact that you have spotted the underlying parallels to our own characters and appreciated the relevance to women today. Happy you enjoyed reading it.

  3. I am beginning to like the re-telling of epics. So many untold or unheard stories from the epics are shared with a new perspective or light. Usha’s both books in this series sound impressive and interesting. Hope to pick them up sometimes soon!

    1. Thank you Shilpa Garg for welcoming the retelling of forgotten epics and heroes. There is so much wisdom hidden in the stories that I found it quite a revelation. I hope you get to read my books and look forward to your comments. Thanks again.

  4. I am beginning to like the re-telling of epics. So many untold or unheard stories from the epics are shared with a new perspective or light. Usha’s both books in this series sound impressive and interesting. Hope to pick them up sometimes soon!

    1. Thank you Shilpa Garg for welcoming the retelling of forgotten epics and heroes. There is so much wisdom hidden in the stories that I found it quite a revelation. I hope you get to read my books and look forward to your comments. Thanks again.

    1. Hi Ami! It would be preferable to read Pradyumna: Son of Krishna first, though it is not necessary. Better still, order both together so you can continue reading without delay! Thank you for your comment.

    1. Hi Ami! It would be preferable to read Pradyumna: Son of Krishna first, though it is not necessary. Better still, order both together so you can continue reading without delay! Thank you for your comment.

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