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Simoqin Prophecies

Simoqin Prophecies

Gameworld Trilogy 1

Samit Basu
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India’s first ever sff (science fiction/fantasy) genre novel in English
The Simoqin Prophecies marks the debut of an assured new voice. Written with consummate ease and brimming with wit and allusion, it is at once classic sff and subtle spoof, featuring scantily clad centauresses, flying carpets, pink trolls, belly dancers and homicidal rabbits. Monty Python meets the Ramayana, Alice in Wonderland meets The Lord of the Rings and Robin Hood meets The Arabian Nights in this novel—a breathtaking ride through a world peopled by different races and cultures from mythology and history.
The Prophecies foretell the reawakening of the terrible rakshas, Danh-Gem, and the arrival of a hero to face him. But heroes do not appear magically out of nowhere; they have to be found and trained. And sometimes the makers of prophecies don’t know everything they need to know…
As the day of Danh-Gem’s rising draws closer and the chosen hero is sent on a quest, another young man learns of terrible things he must do in secret and the difficult choices he must make in order to save the world from the rakshas.
Drawn from a variety of sources ranging from Greek and Indian epics to spy novels, fairy tales to superhero comics, The Simoqin Prophecies is a compelling tale, marked by meticulous plotting and artful storytelling—a page-turner sure to grip you from start to finish.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Dec/2005

ISBN: 9780144000777

Length : 512 Pages

MRP : ₹450.00

Simoqin Prophecies

Gameworld Trilogy 1

Samit Basu

India’s first ever sff (science fiction/fantasy) genre novel in English
The Simoqin Prophecies marks the debut of an assured new voice. Written with consummate ease and brimming with wit and allusion, it is at once classic sff and subtle spoof, featuring scantily clad centauresses, flying carpets, pink trolls, belly dancers and homicidal rabbits. Monty Python meets the Ramayana, Alice in Wonderland meets The Lord of the Rings and Robin Hood meets The Arabian Nights in this novel—a breathtaking ride through a world peopled by different races and cultures from mythology and history.
The Prophecies foretell the reawakening of the terrible rakshas, Danh-Gem, and the arrival of a hero to face him. But heroes do not appear magically out of nowhere; they have to be found and trained. And sometimes the makers of prophecies don’t know everything they need to know…
As the day of Danh-Gem’s rising draws closer and the chosen hero is sent on a quest, another young man learns of terrible things he must do in secret and the difficult choices he must make in order to save the world from the rakshas.
Drawn from a variety of sources ranging from Greek and Indian epics to spy novels, fairy tales to superhero comics, The Simoqin Prophecies is a compelling tale, marked by meticulous plotting and artful storytelling—a page-turner sure to grip you from start to finish.

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Samit Basu

Samit Basu writes books, films and comics and divides his time between Delhi and Mumbai. India's most beloved writer in the genre of fantasy published his bestselling Gameworld Trilogy - The Simoqin Prophecies, The Manticore's Secret and The Unwaba Revelations - in his twenties. Turbulence and its sequel, Resistance, was published in the UK/US to wide fanfare. Basu also writes for younger readers, in series like Morningstar Agency and Adventures of Stoob. His comics range in genre from historical romance to zombie comedy, and include diverse collaborators - from X-Men/Felix Castor writer Mike Carey to Terry Gilliam and Duran Duran.

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