"You don't know me, Sejal. But I hope you do. Very soon!" Kartik to Sejal
The book cover and two characters placed side by side do not make much of a mystery, do they? You can easily figure out that Kartik and Sejal are the lead protagonists of my next book: The Shadow of Darkness.
K and S are very special to me, not because they are my creations but because they have developed themselves along with the story. If i wanted K to do this, he refused and did the opposite. If i asked S to go there, no! She would go nowhere near 'there'. At the end, i gave up and let them carry on to grow, to become what they wanted to be. And i guess they have done a nice job. A recent review says the same.
But unlike every other love story, K and S tick off each other at every chance they get. Neither of them is willing to settle down. There is always a dagger drawn out, ready for the battle. There is always this desperation to chase each other in conversations to prove who's superior. You see. K and S are not into each other since the beginning. It takes quite a time.
But how did they meet for the first time? And where? Why the dagger is always out? Why none of them can settle and be comfortable in the other's presence? Where does their chemistry leads the story? And what happens later on that made them bring together? Did they also draw a happy ending besides their personalities or....?
Well, if you need answers, you have to read the book.