In Mumbai, driven to its knees by a merciless blizzard, Saam the watchmender is cornered into an intolerable position. As Shiva’s only earthly demigod child, it falls upon him to stop his indomitable father.

Bred to war, son of destruction, Saam rides with six extraordinary companions into the horror of a crumbling world to face Shiva. He is forced to join hands with Ara, his half-brother he can never fully trust, and take with him his own mortal beloved, Maya, on this desperate attempt to stop the End of Days. But his path is littered with death, danger and betrayal.

Interweaving mythology, epic adventure and vintage heroism, this enthralling novel will change the way you see gods, heroes and demons.


Warrior is that book which has a lot of layers to unfold as you turn over the pages. Being an admirer of Greek mythology and Percy Jackson series , I always wished for an Indian style of it; demigods and mythology with a light touch of science, even though we have more of ‘avatars’ rather than demigods! And WARRIOR By OLIVIER LAFONT is my wish come true!

I think I could say that its a Bollywood style of Hollywood where you have son of lord Shiva, Sam trying to save earth from ending or rather I would say, save his lady love and his life. It shows the ending world , zombies , Gods , fight, drama, aliens, a sword that could even kill a god, parallel worlds… even transformers in a way!

I would like to appreciate the writing style and language , so deep which makes it stand out from the crowd of common-easy-Indian-English books we have in the market now. The research behind the book and the  scientific explanations  to it, is impressive, you can even get to know how a great discovery in the history of science might have taken place 😉 kudos to that thought!!!

The plot is systematically segmented and there are twists and turns in the story where you never know who is friend and who is foe, which keep mysteries intact.

A good recommendation to all book lovers who would like to experience a lot in one book; you will not keep it down until you finish it!

I would rate this 4 out of 5 ! Happy Reading ! 🙂


Olivier Lafont is a French author, screenplay writer, and actor. His novel ‘Warrior’ was published by Penguin Random House, and was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize. He has just released his new contemporary romance novel ‘Sweet Revenge’ exclusively on Kindle. ‘Purgatory: The Gun of God’ is a fantasy novelette published in South Africa.

Lafont has written a number of feature film scripts before. The first film he wrote opened at the Toronto Film Festival and went on to win seven awards at film festivals worldwide.

As an actor Lafont has acted in Hollywood and Indian films, in TV serials, and in over 80 television commercials. He acted in ‘3 Idiots’, one of India’s all-time blockbuster hits, the critically-acclaimed ‘Guzaarish’, and the Lifetime film ‘Baby Sellers’, amongst other films.