A review of the Book The Alpha Yeti written by SUM.

  • Title – The Alpha Yeti
  • Author -SUM
  • Pages – 215
  • Publishers – Author house
  • Format – Paperback
  • Genre – Fiction

SUM possesses all the humanely humorous emotions that any normal human would, despite sometimes living in the countryside, sometimes in the cities; sometimes in an enjoyable fugue state or at times in some multidimensional surreality of fantasy and fallacy. SUM is a believer: a believer in the art of true reading and this belief states that good books attract good readers. SUM’s daily activities normally include, writing, writing, writing and if possible, more writing; less sleeping, nevertheless the last one, still being an omittable act.

Every tribal land has its own tribulations and the Kasis were way beyond any hope or help, for what they were undergoing was terrifyingly unspeakable. It wasnt any myth or taboo. This one was true. The One God was as real as the White Giants. But, all the suffering and trepidation came from the impossibly aggressive Grey Giants. They were a deformity: a fallen imprecation on the Kasis. Somehow, a sensible Bhirendi, the elderly last of the Kasis, addresses the tragedy and rushes his people into the underground chambers of Ravaial before they are forced to face the wrath of the monstrosities that lately have begun to roll down from the White Mountain.

With the situation only getting worse by the moment, the tribes hire a pack of ace hunters from the West. But, one of them freaks out and abducts the daughter of an estranged but once-upon-a-time famous hunter to only earn his ire. The hunters are drawn together into a strangely unwelcome land of doom with their fates sealed under the White Mountain. They soon realise that time is all they have left in the entire world when the Grey Giants begin their vicious play.

SUM brings to you, The Alpha Yeti!

The Grey and the White Yetis,the 4 ace hunters from the west,Sanau- one of the ace hunters cute little daughter,a lot of tribal people and their leaders, Wurli, the tribal lad who lures the hunters to their doom filled land.

As the title suggests, this is story revolves around the Yeti, a thing / being that is said to be found in the icy cold mountain ranges.

The story is set in the Nirmalaya mountains and many a people try to step into its land and meet with failure or rather are crushed / torn to death by the mighty Yeti.

The Grey Yeti is super monstrous and the White Yeti is somewhat friendly towards the humans and also fights the Grey Yeti.The Grey one carries a grudge and has powers to overthrow anything and everything that comes in its ways.

The people of Karya kunj , a small village situated in the base of the Nirmalaya mountains see the monster unleash its horror and seek the help of four hunters.

They are reluctant to slay the Yeti and the village chieftains son commits a grave mistake and this leads to all the four rushing to the village and taking on the Yeti.

Are they able to defeat it? Is there only one Yeti terrorizing the village? What happens to the other White Yetis? Are the people saved?

Well, all that and more will be answered when you read the book.

My thoughts:

  • The pace of the story starts slowly and picks pace towards half of the story line.
  • The sequence is really thrilling and makes you want to read it all in one go towards the later half of the story.
  • In some places the description of the fight or Bhirendi creating the fortress dragged the story a bit.
  • There are too many characters in this small book,some of which I couldn’t connect to or remember!
  • The ending has a terrible twist which I liked a lot!
  • I did like the hand written bookmark sent by the author along with the book that added an extra touch to the reading experience!

This is very different kind of thriller that I liked. It is sort of a light read and can be finished quite easily. It is definitely nail biting towards the end!

Go for it if you are a fan of folklore / Yeti / just want to read a nice thriller without the regular villain stuff as this one has a super villain that you wish you could get done with!

A huge thanks to Writer’s Melon for sending across this book for review.

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