In recent times, a new breed of readers have evolved who love reading about history, mythology, symbolism and mysteries of the past, present and the future. Authors like Dan Brown, Devdutt Patnaik, Ashwin Sanghvi have consistently given us wonderful and gripping novels in this category, and the readers have simply loved them.
Harappa – Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai comes from a similar genre, and I loved reading it. The back and forth narration between modern times and the Harappan civilization. It reminded me of Chanakya’s Chants and The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi.
Vidyut Shastri, a man from Delhi, his ancestor, Vivasvan Pujari from Varanasi, and a stranger in Paris- all joined by a thread of mystery, illusions, secrets and revelations. The narration is so strong that I was able to visualize the era and the incidents. The storyline is gripping and keeps you engrossed until the end. It evokes some questions in your mind and takes you through wonderful character interactions, conversations and explanations till the end. This tale of Gods, Demons and Humans is a must-read, which takes you on an incredible journey of ambition, violence, emotions and secrets over time and space.
It was truly a pleasant read and one which I was not able to put down till I finished it. However, at times, I felt that the explanation or intricacies could have been a bit detailed, but I am sure the author has put the things in the flow of the story. The evolution of the characters was wonderful, and it was easy to interpret the different times with the imagery that was created.
Overall, it was a great read and I would recommend it to my fellow authors, who love this genre. Harappa – Curse of the Blood River is a spell-bounding piece of work from Vineet Bajpai, which keeps the reader glued to it till the end. I wish to read more of the author’s work and wish him success among his contemporaries.
If the mysteries of historical importance intrigue you, if the concepts of time and space interests you, or if you simply want to enjoy a suspense thriller, then grab a copy and you will be totally thrilled in the end!
Overall Rating: 4 stars
You can purchase the book (Paperback and E-book) from: https://www.amazon.in/Harappa-Curse-Blood-Vineet-Bajpai/dp/9352685482
About the author:
Vineet Bajpai is the founder and CEO of Magnon Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He is a professor of strategic e-business and management information systems at Skyline Business School. He has also authored many other books. He has won many laurels and accolades for his work. You can take a look at his website for more details: http://vineetbajpai.com/.