Book Review of “The Yogi Witch by Zorian Cross

July 26, 2023 0 Comments

Prepare to be transported to a world where magic, mysticism, and love intertwine. in Zorian Cross’s captivating novel, “The Yogi Witch.” This enchanting tale follows the life of Jai Gill, a young yoga teacher with a secret – he is a witch, born into a legacy of witches and magic.

Set in the bustling city of Delhi, the story follows Jai’s dual identity – by day, he leads an ordinary life teaching yoga, but by night, he embraces his true self as a witch, using his inherited magic to protect his community from demons and dark forces. Jai’s character is a beautiful amalgamation of spirituality, sensitivity, and strength, making him relatable and endearing to readers.

One of the most compelling aspects of “The Yogi Witch” is its seamless blending of urban fantasy, LGBTQ+ themes, and the power of family bonds. The book not only introduces readers to a world of magic and spells but also delves into the struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community. Zorian fearlessly explores the societal norms and prejudices that members of this community face even in the 21st century, making the book a powerful testament to the strength and resilience of queer individuals.

As readers immerse themselves in Jai’s enchanting world, they will also find themselves deeply connected to the strong female role models present in the story. These characters serve as a testament to the author’s commitment to inclusivity and empowerment, further enhancing the richness of the narrative.

The book’s narrative is masterfully crafted, blending elements of mythology and reality in a way that captivates and engages readers from start to finish. Zorian’s writing is vivid and evocative, transporting readers to the bustling streets of Delhi, while also delving into the mystical and magical aspects of Jai’s world. The author’s ability to seamlessly weave in details about history, astrology, witchcraft, and magic adds depth and authenticity to the story.

Throughout the book, readers will encounter a plethora of themes, from adventure and action to romance and self-discovery. The story’s multi-faceted nature ensures that there is something for everyone in this gripping tale.

Moreover, “The Yogi Witch” is more than just a work of fiction; it is a celebration of Indian pride and culture. The book beautifully portrays the rich traditions and festivals of India, immersing readers in a world that feels both familiar and fantastical. The inclusion of these cultural elements adds depth and authenticity to the story, making it an ode to the diverse city that Delhi is.

At its core, “The Yogi Witch” is a testament to the power of love, acceptance, and self-discovery. Jai’s journey serves as a powerful reminder that life is not just black and white, but a spectrum of colours, each with its unique beauty and challenges. The book is a celebration of individuality and the courage to embrace one’s true self, no matter the odds.

In conclusion, “The Yogi Witch” by Zorian Cross is a spellbinding debut novel that will leave readers enchanted and inspired. Its unique blend of fantasy, LGBTQ+ representation, and celebration of the human spirit make it a must-read for anyone seeking an unforgettable journey through magic and love. As readers follow Jai’s adventure, they will be transported to a world that is at once familiar and extraordinary, leaving a lasting impression on their hearts and minds. Zorian Cross has crafted a gem of a book, and readers will undoubtedly be eagerly anticipating his next literary offering.

A  personal note to Zorian – “After effects of reading this book”

Lately, I’ve been exploring the aura that surrounds the people around me. I find myself trying to notice any glowing light coming from their or even my own belly buttons, of all things! It’s an intriguing thought to imagine how it would feel to fly high up in the sky. Also, I can’t help but wonder if anyone wearing a pendant might have a hidden camera in it. Now, I tend to observe people closely, trying to distinguish between those who may be part of secret societies and those who possess extraordinary abilities.

My rating is 4.5 / 5

This post is part of the book review programme of Blogchatter.

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Happy reading,

Neerja Bhatnagar

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