About the Book:

Neer, the head priest of the Himalayas, is troubled by the horrifying visions in his dream. On Ganga Maiyya’s behest, he embarks on a journey to the doomed island of Bali. The island, plagued with cyclic torments of Sekala and Neskala and suffering from constant rainfall, faces an imminent danger of drowning in sea. However, Neer’s power was no match for the strong evil forces that kidnapped the king and the queen, activating the volcano of Mt Agung. With the neighboring king of Java on his toes to attack and conquer the struggling island of Bali, will the gritty prince Erlangga, assisted by Neer, be able to save his kingdom? Read to find out how people turn towards the new dewtas introduced by Neer as the end becomes evident and how Eka-dasa-Rudra helps in arousing the most furious energy of this world, Rudra. 

Writing & Narration:

The writing & narration parts of the author are precise and succinct. Although the book is covered in mythology, however, I liked the way the author described every detail. This made the story-line even more attractive and mysterious. 

Title & Cover:

I love the cover. It is actually enthralling. And, the title matches well with the story. 


  • A new and well-written concept
  • Language is good 
  • There is mystery in the story
  • The concept is convincing


The explanation is quick. 

My Verdict:

The concept that has been written is quite appreciative, however, the author could have described it a bit more. That’s the only drawback that this book might have. Although it is gripping, however, the story got finished soon enough, leaving readers wanting for more. But, it’s worth giving a try. So, if you are into mythology, this book is the one to choose. 

Ratings: 4/5

Buy: The New Dewtas : The Rise of Rudra 

In Conversation with Suraj Kothiyal