Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Harappa - Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai | Book Review


Summary:


2017, Delhi – Vidyut’s dying ancestor summons him to Banaras. The old Brahmin chieftain of the Dev-Raakshasa Matth, or the God-Demon Clan, bears a chilling secret. Their bloodline carries an ancient curse that will plague mankind - towards its own violent extinction.

1700 BCE, Harappa – Harappa is a magnificent city on the banks of the mighty Saraswati river. The darkness of treachery, taantric exorcism and bloodshed unleashes itself on the last devta, paving the way for his devastating revenge…and the horrifying truth behind the fall of the glorious civilisation.

2017, Paris – The world’s most powerful religious institution is rattled. Europe’s dreaded crime lord meets a mysterious man in Paris. A lethal assassin boards a train, as Rome fears the worst. The prophesied devta has returned.

What connects Banaras, Harappa and Rome? What was the ancient curse and who was the last devta? What is the terrible secret behind the fall of the colossal Indus Valley? Read on as you travel through a saga of deceit and violence, gods and demons, love and ambition.




Author:

Vineet Bajpai

Publisher:

VB Performance LLP

Release date:

June 9th 2017


No. of Pages:

Paperback, 316 Pages




The language of the book is simple and effective. I find that the book immediately gripped me right from the beginning. I have completed this book in just three sitting.  It is a page-turner, with an imaginative plot and an addictive quality that makes you just want to keep reading and not stop until you have finished it.

The book has a great fictional story related to Harappa and it's civilization. The author has done a brilliant job. It is a perfect blend of suspense, thrill, action, mythology and history. While reading the prologue, I was wondering if this intense pace would continue.  It made me do some research on religious history and history of different parts of the world. The book has some strong plots and subplots. All the characters are well developed. The story goes back and forth between AD and BC which is very interesting and keeps the reader grooved into the plot.  Overall this was a pretty good read, but I felt that it could have easily trimmed off few pages and not left anything important out. I am definitely looking forward for the sequel. I think it would make an exciting movie. I heartily recommend it. A must read for mythological and historical readers.

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