Gameworld

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

The Simoqin Prophecies Publisher's Summary

The Simoqin Prophecies, first published in 2003 in India, was critically acclaimed and an instant bestseller. It marked the beginning of Indian fantasy writing in English.

Written with consummate ease and brimming with wit and allusion, it is at once classic sff and subtle spoof, featuring scantily clad centauresses, flying carpets, pink trolls, and homicidal rabbits.

Monty Python meets the Ramayana, Alice in Wonderland meets The Lord of the Rings and Robin Hood meets The Arabian Nights in this novel—a breathtaking ride through a world peopled by different races and cultures across mythology and history.

The Prophecies foretell the reawakening of the terrible rakshas, Danh-Gem, and the arrival of a hero to face him. But heroes do not appear magically out of nowhere; they have to be found and trained. And sometimes the makers of prophecies don’t know everything they need to know…

As the day of Danh-Gem’s rising draws closer and the chosen hero is sent on a quest, another young man learns of terrible things he must do in secret and the difficult choices he must make in order to save the world from the rakshas.

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  • Book 1

    • The Simoqin Prophecies

    • Gameworld, Book 1
    • By: Samit Basu
    • Narrated by: Ramon Tikaram
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The Simoqin Prophecies, first published in 2003 in India, was critically acclaimed and an instant bestseller. It marked the beginning of Indian fantasy writing in English. Written with consummate ease and brimming with wit and allusion, it is at once classic sff and subtle spoof, featuring scantily clad centauresses, flying carpets, pink trolls, and homicidal rabbits.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely terrific, still very flawed

    • By Matthew on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $19.62

  • Book 2

    • The Manticores Secret

    • Gameworld, Book 2
    • By: Samit Basu
    • Narrated by: Ramon Tikaram
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Being a Hero isn’t easy—but it’s a lot easier than being a Dark Lord.Dark forces just aren’t what they used to be. The Manticore's Secret is the spellbinding sequel to The Simoqin Prophecies and part two in the Gameworld Trilogy. Once again Samit Basu creates a mesmeric landscape bursting with weird and wonderful characters and a gripping narrative that’s complex, playful, sometimes sombre but always dazzlingly inventive. A mysterious Dark Lord and his grotesque army threaten all that is good on earth…or do they?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good sequel.

    • By nicholas on 06-22-16

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 3

    • The Unwaba Revelations

    • Gameworld, Book 3
    • By: Samit Basu
    • Narrated by: Ramon Tikaram
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Under the all-seeing eyes of the assembled gods, armies are on the move. The Game has begun. And when it ends, the world will end, too.... In The Unwaba Revelations, the third and concluding part of the GameWorld trilogy, a way must be found to save the world; to defeat the gods at their own game. A daunting prospect under any circumstances, made worse by the fact that the gods, who control all the heroes, are blatantly cheating by following only one rule - that they cannot be defeated by their own creations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Has its moments but seems really long drawn

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $19.62