Historical Fantasy Horror
Date Published: November 17, 2015
SAMSARA: The cycle of birth, death and rebirth within the realms of existence …
The plague of 1918 A.D.
The mortal world is in a state of devastation.
A woman wakes up in an abandoned temple of Kali, the goddess of darkness, in the ancient city of Gaya.
She does not know where she is.
She does not remember the events leading to this.
She only hears the familiar voice of a tormented man who has haunted her dreams.
He tells her a story – of a time of souls and suffering, of immortality and gods, of life and death.
This, he says, is Mesopotamia.
The SAMSARIC is a fast-paced fantasy-horror novel full of history, horror and vampirism from an ancient era.
This was an interesting read to say the least, vampire-ism, religion and and old time and place setting was enough to get my hooked.
The story is set across two timelines – starting out in 1918 when a young girl wakes up in a cave with a mysterious shrouded man who keeps calling her Inanna, then it jumps going back to the Assyrian Era 1813 BC. It is set in Mesopotania and I have to be honest I don’t much about it but you can tell that a lot of research has gone into the book to tell the story.
We learn that the man in cave is called Eden and he is a Samsaric and when we are transported back to 1813 BC, we get his story and Inannas – who he is trying to restore to her immortal self. The other main characters were Shuri – who I didn’t take to well to at first as she was a little spoiled but soon began to like, and Druga her adopted brother.
The Vampires in this story are not your usual run on the mill vampires that we know, and I found the way there were in this book to a refreshing change, but they were brutal to say the least!
The ending – well that left me a little disappointed and not sure quite what to make of it. That being said I did enjoy it and loved the historical aspect to it and the research that was put in to create it, but be warned there are some scenes that the vampires do that are pretty brutal and I guess added for the shock value, but I know it wont be to everyone’s cup of tea.
I love anything that comprises the old and the ancient full of rich history and spirituality. For me, reading and learning from our ancient past is truly a beautiful, unique and intriguing journey.
From a young age, I have felt that there were two versions of me: the old spiritual one and a young soul who still lives in his fantasy world.
However, both of these versions share one commonality – my interest in vampires from the ancient mythology and beliefs. I was mesmerised by their folklore since young.
The need to express is very strong within me. Writing, for me, provides this gateway and helps me to grow as a person. It is a life-long learning path that I gladly embark.
As a writer, I would like to improve each and every stage of writing, to possess the art of crafting words to communicate the emotions that arise from within to the readers … a vision shared by many authors.