Tantra by Adi

book: Tantra

Author: Adi

No. of Pages: 335

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Fantasy, Thriller

Publisher: Apeejay Stya Publishing

ISBN 13 – 9788190863629

ISBN 10 – 8190863622

Price – INR 195


Anu is a leather wearing, no-nonsense professional guardian with a reputation for killing the most dangerous vampires in New York City. But when her enemies murder the one person she truly cared about, all she wants is vengeance. The only clue points to New Delhi, so Anu puts in for a job transfer( this happens easily only on books you see).

In India, she finds more than she expected. For one thing, her fellow operatives have made a truce with the vampires. For another, it’s way too hot to wear leather.

At first, it seems Anu’s biggest challenge will be evading the nice boys her aunt wants her to marry. But when children start disappearing, she discovers forces older and darker than anything she’s faced before. All of Delhi is in danger, especially the sexy stranger who sets Anu’s pulse racing.

To prepare for the coming battle, Anu must overcome her personal demons and put aside years of training. This time, her most powerful weapon will come from her mind, not her weapons belt.


This my first book about vampires. Book came in a surprise and little hard to digest facts. Vampire in Delhi, roaming in chauffeur driven car.  Anu, roaming around the city to find vampire in bar and pubs and night clubs and lot more on tantric usage. May be say it the way my mind had trained to  see things.

I appreciate the imaginative power of Adi, the way he tried to correlate thing like tantric, sathivk , vampire hunting into a love-revenge story.

The way the book has been sequenced could have been little better. Flash back coming into present quite didn’t match with the story line, most of the times acted like a speed breaker in fast moving story.

Initially the book made me think the vampire is some kind regular evil thing like bribery so crime which is being told as metaphor. Anu is going to eradicate such things from present world, but its actual vampire she is hunting for and there are super natural powers and fighting sequence in the novel came in as surprise (maybe I had pre-set my mind with an image about this book).

Baba Senaka character brought in more life into the book. a tantric baba hell bent on becoming the most powerful man through human sacrifice

I have a feeling that accepting the Indian version of vampire hunting with salwar kameze for foreign return, with mix of Indian bride/groom seeing formalities, with action sequence etc. great try by author, and hope to see a sequel with left puzzle left in this book.

About the Author:

Adi grew up reading fiction books by flashlight, hiding under the covers, pretending to be asleep. While it would certainly affect his academic life the next day, he did go on to get degrees from Stanford University and Harvard University, so it was not all that bad.

Somewhere along the line, a poetry book and a minor textbook were published. He wishes he could withdraw all copies of said poetry book from the market. At the time, it was poignant, but now it is just embarrassing.

He’s always given more credit for his successes in life to those late-night reading habits of years ago than to the high-school academics he trudged through, and he yearned to write one of those books himself.

Deeply impressed by the vast religious history of India, he could not help but pick this topic for his first novel.

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