Book: HARAPPA: Curse of the Blood River

Author: Vineet Bajpai

Genre: Historical/Mythology

Paperback, First Edition, 315 pages

Published June 4th 2017 by VB Performance LLP

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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 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 violence and deceit, gods and demons, love and ambition.

Let me begin by saying that if you’re a fan of historical fiction-thriller this is just the book for you. The author Vineet Bajpai delivers a gripping story-line that takes main protagonist Vidyut on a journey that the reader will enjoy completely. The story oscillates from history to mythology, from occult to religion, from exorcism to gunfights & from taantrics to warriors. To be honest I finished this book within 24 hours flat!. I just couldn’t bring myself to put it down wanting to know the series of events going to happen next. In fact I really feel that Vineet’s writing is reminds you of Dan Brown & Amish Tripathi!. What a lethal combo indeed!. All the characters in the story are very well etched out & take a life of their own as the narrative progresses. Being an ardent fan of Indian History, I thoroughly enjoyed the reference to the Harappan Civilisation. It is evident that the author has done his home-work before beginning the task of writing this book. I won’t reveal too much of the story & spoil it for you. What I can suggest is that all you book-lovers need to get your own copy asap!. I personally enjoyed reading this book & am eagerly waiting for the sequel.

Happy Reading!