Every great book we read involves a never-ending hard work, great imagination and hoping up to a fantasy world. Indeed a task of an author is difficult and we can depict it from the book. So today in our series of Superhero with Ink we have Sachin the author of Faith of Nine.
Let’s hear it from him.
1) Please tell us a little about yourself.
I discovered Tolkien in my teens, alternative rock as a new adult and digital marketing in pretty much in my late twenties. These still form a large wedge in my circle of life. Travel, radio and theatre have also figured in that ever-expanding and diminishing circle.
On perhaps a more prosaic note, I am an engineer from BITS Pilani and holds an MBA from Indian School of Business. I am currently based in Bangalore and I spend an inordinately large amount of time chasing after my dog and planning my next escape to the hills. Only when I’m not busy dreaming up fantasy worlds full of monsters. And beautiful Yakshis, of course. I can usually be found ranting on twitter @xenosach or you can always stalk me online: www. sachindevt.com
2) Please tell us about your books.
Faith of the Nine is the first book in my trilogy, Wheels of Janani – and my first published book.
So if you liked Game of Thrones on TV and need your immediate fix of the grimdark and brutal fantasy variety – You should try this one out!
An epic fantasy adventure with themes borrowed from the rich tapestry of Indian mythology and folklore – witness the last chapter of a world called Janani on the brink of an impending apocalypse. And throw into that mix, bloodthirsty Rakshasas, beautiful Yakshis and reluctant heroes.
It’s a brand new fantasy world that combines all those great things you loved about your grandmother’s yakshi-stories, the awe and wonders of our own culture along with the grim grit and dark as made famous by the works of George RR Martin and Joe Abercrombie.
3) Any further books in the plan?
Yes – I am through with the second book in my first trilogy, Wheels of Janani. I am looking to bring that one out.
In the meanwhile, I got selected for Anita Nair’s acclaimed writing workshop last year called Anita’s Attic, where the fever of a new idea gripped me. I am about one-thirds through on that new story and plan to wrap that up by mid-year. It’s another epic fantasy story that messes with your ideas of the dasavatara.
4) One-line advice for budding authors
If you keep waiting for a good time to start writing, then that day will never arrive! Just start writing already.
- Quick Trivia around the Author:
1) Favorite Book – The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
2) Favorite Food–South Indian, specifically Kerala Cuisine
3) Favorite Movie – Fight Club
4) Who inspires you – A lot of SFF Writers out there. Too many!
5) How can your fans contact you – FB or Twitter Or good old-fashioned email – [email protected]
6) Your social media pages: