The story is set in Calaspia, an imaginary alternative universe and the protagonist is Bryn Bellyset, heir to a vast commercial empire who however led a very sheltered life until he came of age. More than a story, Calaspia is a subtle parody, full of satire and symbols alongside action and adventure. The Christian education of the twins appears clearly in their first work; in the novel there is no lack of episodes highlighting redemption and pardon.
The young authors of the Conspiracy of Calaspia are twins Jyoti and Suresh Guptara. Their mother Philippa is English and she was a missionary in
Today Jyoti, although he has only just turned 18, has already broken a record: he is the youngest full-time novelist in the world. What’s more, Jyoti had an article of his published in the Wall Street Journal when he was just 15, which made him the youngest ever person to place a piece in the American journal.
During the launch of the book in Indian bookshops that saw the participation of Jamir, the governor of
He continued: “Fantasy isn't all about gore and monsters, it's about what extraordinary events do to ordinary people, their lives and relationships.”
Proud to be Christian and of their Indian origin, attached to anything that has to do with their homeland, the Guptara twins are becoming a symbol for all youth of the state. Western fantasy literature has a big following in the twins’ country of origin. Given the richness of Indian mythology, critics believe Calaspia may become a model and source of inspiration for many other aspiring authors.
The rights of the Italian version of the novel have been sold for 60,000 euros. The Conspiracy of Calaspia will be published in