Teen author, Abhishek Roy launched his latest work of fiction, “Land of the Gods” at Crossword Bookstores, Kemps Corner on February 26.
Land of the Gods is a sequel to Father of the Gods which was published in the year 2015. The author has planned a trilogy to complete the story of Mathias and Ram.
While the ‘Father of the Gods’ talked about the journey of Mathias, Ram and Vivek to reach the true destination of the Gods, believed to be Asr-Gawa , this book “Land of the Gods” takes the story forward by revealing Ram's and Mathias's discovery of lesser known secrets about planet Earth.
The book unravels Mathias’s discovery of mind blowing secrets about the development of Earth’s civilisation and the truth about its birth. The plot has many dimensions, there are ancient myths which collide with science and the classic journey of discoveries, this will keep one engaged and pull them deeper into an unknown world.
Launching the book, Author Abhishek Roy said "It took me two and a half years to write both the books. Writing mythology history required a lot of research which I could do by spending time in the museum.
"Before the books were launched I was an introvert but the success of my first book has given me immense exposure" adds the young author.
The book is published by The Write Place, a publishing initiative of Crossword Bookstores.
Anup Jerajani, Head of The Write Place says, “ In the growing market for fast reads, we are happy to publish this book “Land of the Gods”, an exciting book by a very young author. With his second book, Abhishek has demonstrated that he’s here for the long run.”
A spokesperson for Crossword bookstores added, "Nowadays many young budding writers in the age group of 14-18 years are actively perusing their passion and The Write Place provides them the apt platform.”
The Write Place publishing initiative was started in the year 2014 with the aim to enable aspiring authors and connect them to the right audience.
Also present at the launch were Ashish Vidhyarthi, a national award winning actor and Ravi Subramanian who is an award winning author.
They were also seen in a conversation with the author.
Interacting with the author, Ashish Vidyarthi said "When you see a banker here who writes and a student who writes, we discover different aspects of ourselves".
“Both of these books are not just ordinary books. These are books which have a great in-depth meaning. These are books which are written after a huge amount of research and these are books you will love reading" said Ravi Subramanian, whose daughter is also a teenage author.