After spending a week reading the first book in this series, I am looking forward to diving into Sasural Simar Ka 2. This book is a must-read for fans of Indian Mythology or Fantasy books. For those who are familiar with the book already you'll discover some things you didn't know before. Even if the book isn't your cup of tea, I suggest the sequel to this series.
In the first book readers learned about the background of the mythological creatures that were depicted in the novel. They were also introduced the godly beings that ruled over various aspects of mythology. Here we learn about Shiva and Bakshub as well as Vishnu. We are now aware that Shiva was the child of Agni and that Shiva fought for his brother Vishnu's victory. This is a lot of information to take in.
The second novel in this series focuses on the characters from the first novel, and also introduces new characters. It's not a complete rewrite of the mythology but it certainly is more engaging. The book is fast and entertaining due to the numerous twists. It's easy to read and engaging. I was always looking forward to reading the next chapter Pandya Store Written Update. You'll enjoy the second book even if you've already read it.
The story was interesting enough to make me want go back to the next book, but I think I'll pass on this one. The story told in this book is still an homage to Hinduism although certain details are different than the kind of books I'm used. I liked the explanations offered for certain events in our lives. Sometimes, life can be on an entirely different path and we don't always see clearly what's really happening. This can help us become better people.
This book is for those who are familiar with Hindu mythology and are interested in learning more about the myths. However, those who aren't acquainted with these myths may be a little put off. This doesn't mean it's that you have to learn Sanskrit. The explanations might sound a little too scientific for some tastes. However, that doesn't mean it's not worth reading. It's actually a very enjoyable read.
If you've read the novel you started then there's nothing else you can do. But if you haven't read the first novel , or haven't read much at all, this will be a nice break. I would definitely recommend this book to those who have read the original book but want a more detailed account of what's happening in the story.