|Author||সামিয়া খান প্রিয়া|
|Publisher||আলোর ঠিকানা প্রকাশনী|
|Edition||1st Published, 2021|
|Number of Pages||190|
Afarit-samia-khan-priya-PDF book review:
“Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it. ”
Although Young Adult Fantasy and Adult Fantasy are very popular and admired in world literature, they have not been seen in Bengali literature till date. These people are made by mixing fictional creatures, events, other worlds with the mutual weakness of the characters and love.
It has been only a few years since we started to rule thrillers in Bengal, now fantasy stories have started to show their presence in its continuity.
A few days ago, I read a fantasy, which I was able to quench the hunger of that Young Adult fantasy, at least a little. Fantasy has set a new standard with completely different international quality plots.
I was talking about the fantasy thriller “Afarit” written by Samia Khan Priya. Fantasy stories have been written about many entities or creatures prevalent in different regions of the world. All the great masterpieces have been written centering on the other world. Such as- Harry Potter, Mistburn, Diabetes Trilogy etc. However, I have not found such a fictional entity in Bengali and writing about other worlds. What I have found will continue to be a horror. However, the emergence of “Afarit” seems to shake that remorse a little.
The main story begins with a simple varsity student named Ammira. After the death of her father Wadud, many supernatural events are happening with Ammira, which she thinks is being caused by Zvin. However, it is unknown why this is happening. Meanwhile, in such turmoil, Professor Esmad became a downpour in Ammira’s life. Gradually they fall in love with each other, but Esmad himself is the prince of a jinn group called Ifrit!
Why are all the strange things happening with Ammira? Why does Ammira need Ephrita? Why is the Ephrites hostile to Ammira’s father? Will Esmad-Ammira get full of love? We are on the threshold of a strange story of power, the jinn kingdom, the past and revenge. Readers, welcome to the kingdom of Ifrit.
I have had the opportunity to read Samia Khan’s writing before, so I am quite aware of her writing style. As usual, this book has reflected it neatly and clearly. As always, the beginning has been full of mysteries and surprises. The story began with the kingdom of the jinn in such a way that from the very beginning the urge to turn the page was felt. There was a suspense working all the time as he left the present after showing a long glimpse of the past. In a word, the mystery has been gradually increased from the beginning to the beginning and in the last half all the events have been matched very well in one thread.
Her storytelling style as a novice writer certainly deserves praise. Vocabulary is also quite rich, no fake expression was expressed. The author has no equal to touch the reader’s mind with much seriousness by using short sentences. There was a lot of real feeling from the beginning. And basically, the author’s narrative has the hypnotic ability to hold the reader in every moment.
There was fantasy and mystery as well as romance in this story. But there was no exaggerated romance at all. The whole realistic and beautiful moment full of romance has done a lot to understand the characters. And there is a mistake in some books that from the very beginning, the hero-heroine’s needless love affair starts. However, this did not happen here at all, but as time went on, the depth of love increased and a lot of real Phil came. (Despite being a hard thriller reader, I did not have any annoyance!)
The story spread to both the world and the kingdom of the jinn.
I was reading with a lot of interest as this kind of plot is completely unknown. The story is so new that it was a responsibility to guess. There was no frustration or annoyance in between. Although she has worked on a number of sensitive issues, the author has not made any religious or racist remarks. The stories were going very well on their own.
And the huge twist I got in the last climax made me speechless, I didn’t think it would happen at all. In a word, the author did not stop with the tension and mystery from the beginning to the end, but also left a big question for the readers at the last moment. It was really enjoyable.
The descriptions of the characters are perfect. Everyone feels individually. I could. But I felt Ammira more. Ah! Like the other ten simple girls who are not seven or five, Ammira herself does not know her past. So the simple Ammira has to be sacrificed to the present. I know why I was feeling a little less. I could have felt better if I had a little more screen time. Besides, Andreas, Jibran, Anahita, these main characters also retain their individuality. I have especially felt His Majesty Andreas more.
Although many are disappointed with the lack of a thorough account of the kingdom of Zvin, I am not, because the story seems to be plot-based. Due to the complex and different plots, the details of the kingdom of Zvin did not bother me so much. However, towards the end, the story seemed to end in a hurry, a little more description would actually satisfy the mind. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. A few spelling mistakes. Besides, it would be better to give (***) time to go from one scene to another. The production was good but I was annoyed that the pages were slightly yellow. It is also a matter of peace of mind when it comes to reading.
Finally, as a novice writer, Samia Khan Priya has managed to win my heart quite skillfully. The first book is such a devastating plot and skillful description