TITLE: THE KRISHNA KEY
AUTHOR: ASHWIN SANGHI
PUBLISHER: WESTLAND LTD
GENRE: MYSTERY, MYTHOLOGICAL
BACK COVER SAYS:
Five thousand years ago there came to earth a magical being called Krishna who brought about innumerable miracles for the good of mankind. Humanity despaired of its fate that if the Blue God were to die but was reassured that he would return in a fresh avatar when needed in the eventual Dark Age, the Kaliyug. In modern times a poor little rich boy grows up believing that he is that final avatar. Only, he is a serial Killer.
In this heart stopping tale, the arrival of a murderer who executes his brilliantly thought out schemes in the name of God is the first clue to a sinister conspiracy to expose an ancient secret- Krishna’s priceless legacy to mankind.
Historian Ravi Mohan Saini must breathlessly dash from the submerged remains of Dwarka and the miserious lingam of Somnath to the Key heights of Mount Kailash, in a quest to discover the cryptic location of Krishna’s most prized possession. From the sand washed ruins of Kalibagan to a brindaban temple destroyed by Aurangazeb, Saini must also delve into antiquity to prevent a gross miscarriage of justice.
Ashwin Sanghi brings you yet another exhaustively researched whopper of a plot, while providing an incredible alternative interpretation of the Vedic Age that will be relished by conspiracy buffs and thriller addicts alike.
Thanks to Blogadda, this is the first time I am reading Ashwin Sanghi and I must say it was worth it. The book kept me pinned down at a stretch for 8 hours. It’s totally amazing.
The book revolves around 108 chapters. It is not just a mystery thriller, there’s a lot of history hidden in it.
As I started reading the book, I liked Krishna’s narration of his life at the beginning of each chapter. Two different stories comprise the book, one of Krishna’s life decades back and one of the story of today.
Historian Ravin Mohan Saini, following the death of his best friend Anil Varshney is set out to unlock the hidden mystery of the ‘Krishna Key’, while running from the police for being accused for murders by a serial killer who considers himself the tenth avatar of Krishna.
Ashwin has put a lot of research and hard work into making this book. This book is a definite page turner. It may seem hard to understand at first but after some pages the reader will get engrossed in the mystery and the mythology presented in the book. Throughout all information provided about India’s history and invention has been justified with facts and correct logic. The writer has taken care of the reader’s and the characters’ sentiments every time God has been mentioned.
It is a surprisingly breezy read and the way the climax comes is awesome. It doesn’t satisfy you, you keep yearning for more.
Though a good read, there are some parts in the book which turns one off. In some parts he just stretches the plot which gets a little boring. The amount of research Ashwin has put in shows in the book and you end up searching for the actual plot.
Inspite of the loopholes I was quite impressed with the book and I would love to read more of Ashwin Sanghi’s works.
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