I have been reading a lot these days & this book “Harappa- Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai” caught my attention through a trailer which is below somewhere in the middle of this post. So, before starting off with the review, I would like to ask you guys to leave your book recommendations or any books you want me to review in the comments.
Book Review | Harappa- Curse of the Blood River
Author: Vineet Bajpai
Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: VB Performance LLP; First edition (9 June 2017)
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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 unleash itself on the last devta, paving the way for his devastating revenge…and the horrifying truth behind the fall of the glorious civilisation.
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2017, Paris – The world’s most powerful religious institution is rattled. Europe’s dreaded crime lord meets a mysterious man in Paris. Lethal Assassin boards a train, as Rome fears the worst. The prophesied devta has returned.
What connects Banaras, Harappa and Rome? and 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.
Plot & Book Review
Vidyut, the protagonist of the story who is an entrepreneur & runs a successful company receives a call from Banaras. Vidyut’s dying ancestor summons him to Banaras. His character is quite strong, impressive and hence, grip the reader from the beginning.
The story becomes even interesting when Vidyut leaves for Banaras after telling his wife that he is half-human, half-God. He was supposed to never to return Kashi, but now his great-grandfather/grandmaster/ Dwarka Shastri is on his deathbed and calls out to meet him. He says, “Now with me gone, they (the killers or the antagonists) will come for you.” in a voice which has got the traces of fear.
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The entire story is based on mysteries and actions of the past & present which are wrapped in various secrets making it more interesting throughout. Also, spanning over 3700 years, this story is of ancient Harappa to the modern day Kashi which seems a roller coaster ride you will enjoy completely.
Also, you will find yourself travelling through a saga of deceit and violence, gods and demons, love and ambition as the story progresses. It won’t be easy for me to actually review the entire storyline as the book is incomplete being part of a series. I am eagerly awaiting the next part of this series of four books.
I am more of a person who reads inspirational fiction, but I do indulge in the genres out of my comfort zone. Also, I am looking out to read more of this sort of books now. Hence, I highly recommend you to read the book if you love reading mysteries, thriller novels and historical fictions.
This being my first book in this genre of historical fiction & thrill, I found it easy to read and didn’t find myself get lost in-between the locations or the characters. Though I took time to finish it, I found it reader-friendly.
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Also, the writing style doesn’t create any kind of confusion to a reader and is quite impressive. Hence, It’s an amazing read for the mythological and historical lovers.
Do I recommend?
Yes! I recommend this book to the ones who are comfortable with reading mysteries, thriller novels and historical fictions. So, you will thoroughly enjoy reading it.
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About the Author
Vineet is a first-generation entrepreneur. At age 22 he started his company Magnon from a small shed. Today Magnon is among the largest digital agencies in the subcontinent and part of the Fortune 500 Omnicom Group.
He has led the global top-ten advertising agency TBWA as its India CEO. This made him perhaps the youngest ever CEO of a multinational advertising network in the country. He has won many entrepreneurship and corporate excellence awards, including the Entrepreneur of the Year 2016.
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Vineet’s second company talentrack is disrupting the media, entertainment and creative industry in India. It is the fastest-growing online hiring and networking platform for the sector.
He has written three best-selling management and inspirational books – Build From Scratch, The Street to the Highway and The 30 Something CEO. He is an avid swimmer, a gaming enthusiast, a bonfire guitarist and a road-trip junkie.
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