10 April 2012
| 4/5 |
10 April 2012
| Virtual Reality (Ind) (2012)
Phoenix Publications (Ind) (2013–present)|
[E-book] (Amazon kindle)
Fantasy, Young adult fiction
'The Nucle Saga I' is a 2012 novel written by Saudi-born Indian author, Saif Ur Rahman. It had a limited release in Hyderabad, India and later won the 'Tanzeem Hum Hindustani Award of Excellence in Literature'. The novel was internationally published as an ebook via Amazon Kindle. The novel serves as the first part in the upcoming pentalogy series. The story is about four teenagers embarking on a journey in race against the agents of an evil Emperor.
The Nucle Saga I Wikipedia
The story is based on the events in fictitious world centered on "Mainlands". An evil and merciless Emperor called Grimoran has risen from the west and laid siege of a sizable portion of the mainlands. His gigantic Empire (known as the Axal Empire) threatens the peace and courts destruction to the surrounding kingdoms. To repel the Emperor's invading attack waves, the remaining kingdoms of the mainland unite and form an alliance. A resistance movement leader, Eroberer meets two teenage boys Zindor and Rador who offer him their service against the Empire. The boys pledge to fight in any possible way. Eroberer sends them to a mission to acquire a set of magical objects that may serve as the defeating weapon against the Emperor. Joined by a town girl Rohya and Eroberer’s little sister Esha, they are escorted by a man they meet on their way called Nebu. Locked in a race against the Empire, the five travel together to pursue a powerful legend and collect objects, sometimes going through death-defying dangers to get them.
Saif Ur Rahman is a Saudi-born Indian Author hailing from Hyderabad. Fascination for fiction and fantasy compelled him to work upon a narrative storyline called: "The Nucle Saga" of which "The Nucle Saga I" is the first part of his series and will be followed by its four more sequels. An ardent reader at young age, while reading A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens, he stumbled to an idea to try his hands in writing.
A little bit later, while writing an essay in his school about the twins, he inspired to write a story revolving around a legend entity. It took almost seven years to materialize his dream. The graduate student from Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Saif Ur Rahman, enjoys good fan following. He previously studied from International Indian Public School, Riyadh (I.I.P.S).
The author is currently working on two books, i.e. The Nucle Saga II and Inara .
Saif Ur Rahman drew inspiration from J. R. R. Tolkien's epic work The Lord of the Rings, admitting that it was a heavy influence to his writing for the Nucle Saga. The storyline is in constant state of motion and occasionally pauses to reflect on flashbacks. The book tries to show a perception of each character of the book (exception being the character Rador). The starting and ending of the book is deeply connected and mirrors each other. Saif Ur Rahman asserts that it's the traditional Good Vs. Evil theme all over his book. According to him, many parts of the book are symbolic in nature. For instance, the group of five breaking into the pyramids denotes the breaking of taboo and psychological boundaries.Dark Emperor: Grimoran or the Dark Emperor as he is fondly referred as, is the prime antagonist in The Nucle Saga – I. A young, evil and merciless Emperor who has conquered majority of the mainlands, other kingdoms have formed an alliance against him. His gigantic empire is known as "Axal". He is extremely powerful, ambitious and bent on enslaving all.
Eroberer: Often referred as "Commander" by his soldiers, he is the Burean Prince and has led the resistance against the Dark Emperor since the time Emperor had killed his father and sacked his kingdom. Eroberer is portrayed to be powerful and a very good strategist. His group is known as "Sovereigners" who are an elite group of soldiers loyal to King Actium (his father) and conduct operations disrupting the Axal Empire.
Zindor: Teenage boy who with his twin brother decides to embark on quest to find the Ordaelics (key components). Most of the book's narration takes place from his point of view. He is romantically involved with Rohya.
Rador: Zindor's twin brother who has a passion of adventure exceeded not even by Zindor. He is an expert in hunting, geography and the study of plants and herbs. He shares a strong bond with his brother.
Rohya: Zindor's love interest. A girl from town Sohm, she meets Zindor on the eve of her sister's marriage. Extremely patient and loyal, she is often associated to provide comfort and inspiration to Zindor. She bears no special skills. She is soft and delicate.
Esha: Once a princess of Bureans, she is known for her fierce sword fighting. She joins the quest with the twins. A reliable friendship blossoms between herself and Zindor.
Nebu: A man, the four meet on their way. A great teacher and an excellent swordsman, he ultimately becomes the group's leader.