A mythic saga of India and the Mughal Empire, spanning centuries and lands, involving a race of people at once more than human yet kin to beasts, ruled by instincts and desires blood-deep and ages-old.
...a chilling, gorgeous saga that spans several centuries and many lands ... Das imparts [his] messages delicately, as filigree on a story already gilded in rich imagery and harrowing conflict ... Readers will savor every bite.
The Devourers asks complicated questions about what it mans to be human. To desire and create, to have control over our bestial selves ... Das’ language can be stunning. It is lush, rich with imagery and poetic beauty. The visceral blood lust of the demons, their monstrousness, their sheer physical power and appeal is incredibly evocative throughout the novel ... The Devourers is beautiful. It is brutal. It is violent and vicious and deeply unsettling for a number of reasons. But it is also showcases Das’ incredible prowess with language and rhythm, and his ability to weave folklore and ancient legend with modern day loneliness.
The tale of these three broken souls is translated by professor Alok Mukherjee at the request of a beautiful stranger, whose life is bound to Cyrah and Fenrir’s. Das’s lyrical tale explores difficult subjects — rape and sexual identity among them — without descending to gratuitous violence or cliche.