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The Samsaric


The Samsaric by GW Lwin

(Excerpt from Goodreads) SAMSARA: The cycle of birth, death and rebirth within the realms of existence …

The plague of 1918 A.D.
The mortal world is in a state of devastation.
A woman wakes up in an abandoned temple of Kali, the goddess of darkness, in the ancient city of Gaya.
She does not know where she is.
She does not remember the events leading to this.
She only hears the familiar voice of a tormented man who has haunted in her dreams.
He tells her a story – of a time of souls and suffering, of immortality and gods, of life and death.

This, he says, is Mesopotamia.

The SAMSARIC is a fast-paced fantasy-horror novel full of history, horror and vampirism from an ancient era.

Author GW Lwin

I love anything that comprises the old and the ancient full of rich history and spirituality. For me, reading and learning from our ancient past is truly a beautiful, unique and intriguing journey.

From a young age, I have felt that there were two versions of me: the old spiritual one and a young soul who still lives in his fantasy world.

However, both of these versions share one commonality – my interest in vampires from the ancient mythology and beliefs. I was mesmerised by their folklore since young.

The need to express is very strong within me. Writing, for me, provides this gateway and helps me to grow as a person. It is a life-long learning path that I gladly embark.

As a writer, I would like to improve each and every stage of writing, to possess the art of crafting words to communicate the emotions that arise from within to the readers … a vision shared by many authors.

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My Review

3 stars

This book takes place in two times. We start in India 1918. A young lady awakens in an underground chamber not knowing who she is and who she is with. A guy called Eden tells her he is protecting her, calls her Inanna, and starts to tell her about the past. We then find ourselves in Assyrian Era 1813 BC. There we follow Shuri, a spoiled girl, and her adopted brother, Druga.

We learn that Eden is a Samsaric, an immortal being that is protecting Inanna and trying to help her regain her immortal form. We also follow along with Shuri and Druga and there several run-ins with vampires, who want to stop the Samsaric.

I admit that at first I was not impressed with Shuri, you can tell she had an easy life and it takes a while for her to wake up. Druga seemed to be trying as best as he could but it seems that he ended up getting them into more trouble.

The story is based in Mesopotania and I don’t really have any background knowledge so this was a good learning experience. You can tell that there is a lot of thought and research went into the story. You learn about things when Inanna does so it’s easy to get wrapped up in the story and had a hard time putting the book down. I don’t know what to make of the ending, it was confusing and didn’t really wrap everything up in a happy ending.

This was a good book and I would recommend it to those that like fantasy stories.

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I received The Samsaric for free from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.


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