This story has it all -- fantasy, adventure, spirituality, and romance. Ashtakala writes with extraordinary attention to the details of the yoga tradition, in a way the reader can easily understand and appreciate. Jack, Steve, and the people they encounter in their journeys are characters that will stay with you for a long, long time.
Julia Marshall, writer, communications and change management specialist, yoga teacher
The Yoga Zapper fulfilled my two strongest desires when I read a novel, to be entertained and educated. Ashtakala manages to explain the mysticism within Yoga all the while wrapping it in an incredibly entertaining story that grabs the readers attention and holds on to it. I would highly recommend this novel to my friends and co-workers for the fantastic read that it is.
Thomas Plumridge, Avid Fantasy reader
Two typical American young men walk out of their clouds of misinformation about who they are and how the world should be. By differing paths, they walk into worlds of realities unimagined in their American culture, meet teachers for good or bad in an alien world, and come to terms with an entirely new way to understand their lives. This is a deeper story than appears on the surface, and the author has done a wonderful job introducing Jack, Steve and all of us tot he wonder, wisdom and the gifts of an ancient tradtion to this new world.
Anne Roth, former Global Trustee of the United religions Initiative. www.uri.org.
I really, really liked it. It was hard to put down. I liked how some Bhagavatam themes were taken and fictionalized a bit to fit a contemporary theme. This fictionalized adaptation from India’s sacred texts is a captivating read. It takes the traditional stories from centuries past, mixes them with scriptural predictions in distant future and intertwines them with a fictional account of two modern day time travelers. The story accurately portrays both what is written about the past and is predicted about the future.
Jaya Sacisuta dasa, ISKCON Boulder. www.boulderkrishnahouse.com
Although I am not normally a reader of fantasy-fiction, I found “The Yoga Zapper” an enthralling novel with astute character development and an intriguing story line. The references to Yoga terminology and historical icons were interesting and educational. I recommend this book for fantasy-lovers as well as new fantasy readers.
Nikole Krentz, Beta Reader