Abhijeeth Hiliyana

I am passionate writer fascinated by Indian mythology and history. A software professional by trade and an author by choice.

Sun Sign

Leo

Three things people don’t know about you?

a. I listen to 80’s romantic songs. b. Someday I wish to write a romantic novel. c. I like to travel a lot.

What’s your greatest fear?

That I will stop pushing the limits as a writer.

What is your greatest achievement?

My first novel.

High point of your life?

The release of my first novel.

Low point of your life

Nothing comes to mind that can be classified as a low point.

Which living person do you most admire?

Elon Musk because he can dream big.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Blackadder

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Roy Batty – Blade Runner

Who are your favorite authors?

Steven Erikson, Brandon Sanderson, George R R martin.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

a. Malazan book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson b. Gentlemen bastard series Scott Lynch. c. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson d. Game of Thrones George R R Martin e. Star Trek novels.

Is there a book you love to reread?

I reread novels by Scott Lynch and Steven Erikson many times.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

a. Godfather series b. Shawshank Redemption c. Star Wars d. Dr Stangelove e. Galdiator

One Superpower you wish you had?

Mind reading.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

And his tale continues.

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

I am comfortable with my time and life but I would wish to visit the time period of Vijayanagar Empire under Krishnadevaraya and the Gupta Empire during the rule of Samudragupta.

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A talent to capture my thoughts into words on paper. It is a talent that requires tremendous practise and perseverance.

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

When and where do you write ?

Everywhere whenever I get time.

Silence or music?

Music

One phrase that you use most often?

I try to avoid using such phrases.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Steven Erikson novels.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Always write every day. Even if you are not sure or don’t feel like it. It helps you to build the habit which is the most important thing as a writer.

The author is fascinated by Indian mythology and history. He holds a Masters of Computer Science from the University of Florida, and is a software engineer by profession. His passions include reading fantasy novels and some of his favourite authors are Steven Erikson, George R R Martin, and Robert Jordan, among others. His main inspiration for writing this novel was to present a story from the perspective of Indian Mythology. A story that is gritty and tries to present the individual perspective of the characters without trying to categorise them as black or white. A task he believes he has started with this novel, the first novel of the series. A task he believes is the hardest as this is debutant novel.

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