The first impression that any book makes matters a lot. That’s done by the cover art and the blurb. This is true for every genre, but I feel it is truer when the genre is romance. This is the genre that is prominent in Indian Writing in English, so how the book stands out from the crowd (er… shelf) is quite important.
When it comes to sequels, the book has to be just as amazing as the previous book in the series, if not better. I’ve awaited this book, The Conspiracy at Meru, ever since I finished reading the first book, The Guardians of the Halahala. The author, thankfully, had the patience to withstand my constant enquiry on the release date of this book. Two years after I reviewed the first, I finally put my thoughts to words on this sequel.