I can’t say which book had me more captivated…. The Beckoning Isle or In the Valley of Shadows.
Being an army brat, I am familiar with both areas of operation by the Indian Armed Forces all thanks to various discussions in my parents’ home. Perhaps that is why my Dad recommended both the books to me. I read The Beckoning Isle first more so because that operation is closer to home. Fortunately, I was able to give my feedback both to Dad and to the very talented author.
Unfortunately, Dad passed away before I got around to reading the second book and I feel sad that I was unable to let him know that he recommended the right books to me!
I turned over the last page of ‘In The Valley of Shadows’ just last evening and I have to applaud the author on his writing pace, style and crispness of the plot. Nothing frivolous and unnecessary. It was a page-turner all the way and it left me with mixed feelings … for the protagonist as well as the antagonist … or was it vice versa … ?
Well done Abhay Chacha, looking forward to reading more of your work.