Harlequin is world renowned for its unique brand of romance fiction-Mills & Boon. It is currently translated into more than 30 languages and sold in various formats in over 100 international markets. Mills & Boon’s army of dedicated readers know that once they pick a brightly coloured paperback, they will be taken on an easy, thrilling read – with a guaranteed happy ending.
Set against the serene beauty of Kashmir, Ladakh and Tibet, Kingdom Come is a gripping story of death and loss, vengeance and retribution, love and life.
Krivi Iyer is an embittered former spy and bomb defusal expert with only one regret. That he couldn’t catch The Woodpecker, a dangerous, mentally unstable bomber who ended his partner’s family. He has a second chance to go after his arch enemy with the arrival of Ziya Maarten, the manager of ‘Goonj Business Enterprises’ in Srinagar, Kashmir, who is alleged to be The Woodpecker’s sister.
But will two tortured souls find the courage to love?
My Thoughts on the Book
A fast paced novel, with a crisp plot, strong characters and a twist so shocking that you cannot even imagine in your wildest dreams; this book is definitely a must read.
The author does not take time to build a story but makes her reader drive headlong into action. Krivi Iyer, plays your brooding hero with a painful past, who saves a businessman’s daughter from the clutches of death, gets a call from Harold, a man hell bent upon catching the Woodpecker, the world’s most dangerous terrorist and leaves for Kashmir to establish contact with Ziya Maarten. Who could possibly be the Woodpecker’s sister? After reading a few pages, you will definitely have to take time off to catch your breath.
That being said, there were two things in the plot that really irked me. The first being a reference to Naxalism. True, it was just a single sentence in the entire book, but I hate it when people use it so casually. It is a very complex issue and it should not be used to make a point about terrorism.
The second thing that seemed to be hastily done was Harold allowing Ziya, very easily, to become a part of his mission. A little build- up would have been nice.
When I picked up this book, the first thought that came to my mind was that it is really an unusual name for a book; I still haven’t managed to figure out its significance. But then, to quote one of the most clichéd phrases in the world, “What’s in a name?”
The plot is well thought out, it is set in the backdrop of terrorism and the issue has been dealt with sensitively, the research that has gone into creating an authentic military experience for the reader is commendable, the love story is beautifully woven into the story, without taking away the focus from the main plot and the end will definitely make your eyes pop out. Trust, me I read the last chapter at least 3 times so that it could sink in.
Last thoughts, it’s a totally, paisa vasool book. Do pick it up the next time you walk into a book store J
About the Publisher
Harlequin India is a subsidiary of Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. It has grown to become the undisputed market leader in romance fiction publishing, entrenched in the hearts and minds of its avid readership.
Kingdom Come has been published by Harlequin India and you can visit their website here
The book is a PR copy but this has not affected the review 🙂