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Book Review: The Awakening of an Indigo by Vikram

Generally, psychological thrillers are about fears and obsessions. Well, The Awakening of an Indigo by Vikram is more to that because in the roots of the story Indian mythology is incorporated. The book, at times, sounds dark; however it brilliantly advances on a journey of self-discovery.


Meet Vikram, since his childhood he has never been a normal child. There is something queer about him. He was rendered orphan at a very young age, well that’s not surprising as most of the superheroes were orphan. Vikram has a hunch about his occult traits and the supernatural powers that influence his ambience and energy. He sounds annoying to others, but he knows that his traits are beyond the comprehension of others.

As he grows up, he gets into law profession. He sleeps less because there are some strange black hooded entities that disturb him or at times try to choke him till death. As an upshot, he often loses focus in life. He needs to fix his life in the right direction and seeks the true purpose of his life.

To know more about himself, he chooses to be examined by a spiritual institute that will perform past life and regression therapy on him. Hereafter the book takes you to a high level of spirituality. Those who often read Paulo Coelho and Stephan King will find it a gripping piece of writing. Vikram seeks the services of a clinic that deals in past life and regression therapy and there he meets Dr. Myra.

As therapy and regression sessions commence, a lot of good and bad aspects about Vikram breach up. The first thing that comes out in the air is that Vikram is an Indigo child…well what does it mean and what kind of children they are? They are interesting like aloof superheroes. Read the book and you will get all your answers about them.

As the sessions increase, there comes before us a lot of interesting events that common people, for sure, cannot understand. In one of his past lives, Vikram was Karn from the epic Mahabharata. Because of the intermingling occult traits and the karmic cycle, Vikram’s life takes an unusual path. Well, the good thing is that he is protected by gods like Lord Shiva and Ganesh.

Next, in the form of a mysterious girl, we also get to see a subtle and hidden romantic element in the story. Apart from other discoveries, he also has to search for that girl. Though the novel doesn’t see much of tangible action, but the kind of psychological exertion the protagonist goes through will definitely mesmerize you.

The Awakening of an Indigo by Vikram is a fast-paced dark psychological thriller novel that never loses its sheen and intensity at any given point. The beauty is that events unfold gradually, saving readers from spoon-feeding.

The novel is set in the modern times but often peeks back into some other world because our lead character Vikram is unstable, but at the same time he is Internet savvy as well, as you might have seen that he often searched spiritual terms and jargons online.

The writing and narration and language usage is commendable. Writing a to-and-fro novel with great intensity isn’t an easy job, but Vikram has done it with an élan and people are waiting for its sequel.

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