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 entrepreneurship and corporate excellence awards, including the Entrepreneur of the Year 2016. He was recently listed among the 100 Most Influential People in India’s Digital Ecosystem.
Vineet’s second company talent rack 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 bestselling management and inspirational books – Build from Scratch, the Street to the Highway and the 30 Something CEO.
His first fiction novel Harappa – Curse of the Blood River is a national bestseller. It has also won rich critical and literary acclaim.
““Even death is afraid of the White Mask…”
1700 BCE, Harappa – The devta of Harappa has fallen…tortured and condemned to the dungeons of the dead. His murdered wife’s pious blood falls on the sands of the metropolis, sealing the black fate of Harappa…forever.
2017, Banaras – A master assassin bites into cyanide, but not before pronouncing the arrival of an unstoppable, dark force. A maha-taantric offers a chilling sacrifice.
325 AD, Bithynian City (modern-day Turkey) – Unable to foresee the monster he was untethering, an extraordinary monarch commissions a terrifying world-vision spanning millennia.
1700 BCE, East of Harappa – A mystical fish-man proclaims the onset of Pralay – the extinction of mankind. The Blood River rises to avenge her divine sons.
What happens to the devta of Harappa? Is Vidyut truly the prophesied savior? Who are the veiled overlords behind the sinister World Order? What was the macabre blueprint of the mysterious emperor at Bithynian City? Turn the pages to unravel one of the world’s greatest conspiracies and the haunting story of a lost, ancient civilization.”
- Reading level: 12+ years
- Paperback: 315 pages
- Publisher: VB Performance LLP (19 January 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8193642406
- ISBN-13: 978-8193642405
- Package Dimensions: 21.4 x 14 x 2.6 cm
- Price: Rs. 165.00 ( maybe varies)
The parlay is the continuation of ” Harappa” book. While I complete the read of Harappa, I was desperately waiting for its sequel and there are so many twist and twist left in its first book. Before I contribute a few hints and final verdict of mine. Let me tell you something, this book has also the same intriguing and hold the reader’s attention till the close of the book. The author has done a wonderful piece of work. After Shiva Trilogy if any book hooked me then I must read this series. Language and narration are lucid and smooth till the end of the script. You will never go bored in between and it’s a masterpiece of a page-turner.
The story starts exactly where the prequel of this book ended. Previously we read that Greed for brawn & position, made Priyamvada, the Princess of Mohenjo-daro, & her spouse authority Chandradhar subsequently blind that they in no way reflection two times before liability duplicity with the Great, Sun of Harappa. They plot conspiracy against Vivasan Pujhari and sent him to mritkarabas. And on the other terminal, they hunt for his son Manu and wife Sanjana. When everyone stays calm and quiet to see this type of injustice happens with the Devta himself, he lost his patience and Curse the entire Harappa civilization that their ending will come soon and no ace is going to escape from this. In front of all people of this dynasty Vivasan Pujhari was torture like an animal, he attempts several times to hold up but failed. Finally, with the help of Somdutt & and his bravest Harappan battalion set himself free in a pathetic condition. He landed to the west of Harappa, at the place of Sura, the mighty demon king, with the extreme mental country of in search of revenge of the fatality of his beloved consort Sanjana and his single son. The Mighty King agrees to help him, but in return, he demanded something that is beyond the imagination of the Great Devta Vivasvan Pujhari; he stunned to listen to Sura’s proposal but at present he is in the extreme state of wrath. Does the great Devta Collab with Sura and agree with his term and condition? What was the thing that stunned Vivasvan and his battalion for an instant?
On the other end in Banaras, Vidyut speechless and froze to see the sudden transformation of Bala, his brotherhood friend. How could he undertake to kill Vidyut and what makes him do so? Each passing time Vidyut condition worsens, with the numerous efforts of Dr. Dixit, he came to a normal state; still, he is not cured fully. Vidyut determined to confess Bala each and everything and on which earth he did betray to the whole dynasty. But the thing is to remain stuck and maybe Bala also just a string of the entire conspiracy that was plotted somewhere another part of the earth by ” New World Order”. I am not describing more as it may destroy the suspense thriller. In the meantime, Meanwhile, the Masaan Raja, the deity of the dead, Trijaat Kapaalik entered the matth with his 666 maniac followers and his guts left everyone stunned in the matth, including the Great Dwarka Shastri. Why this so-called Trijaat comes at this time, this question will definitely rise up. Was he also a part of New World Order? What was his intention to come in this all-important period of Devaraksha matth.
Another part in the story, Manu managed to get away with the dead body of his beloved mother by the help of Pundit Somdutt and rushed with his horse to the East of Harappa in search of the Black Temple as directed. By the path, he came across a magic fish-man, who was not quite breathing his after everything else and was a thirst for a tiny water. In malice of mortal in the, for the most part, distressed and conclusion get ready himself, he frees the go on letting go of fill up to the fish-man, and almost immediately after that, he witnessed the divine magical tad and impression of the fish-man, named Matsya.With his directed path, Manu one way or another managed to spread somewhere he was destined to and the continuing ritual of his mother had been full heed of with the greatest deserving technique possible. nearby he initiates Matsya for the second time and with his divine company, Manu sensed that Matsya is accomplished of burden Wonders, he wasn’t an average person. Manu seeks help from this mystical man Masaya for taking revenge for the death of his parents. But Matsya sprinkles a tiny hint that his father is somehow alive and the end of the world is coming soon. And it was unavoidable, for the most part, the devastating flood of the history will ensure to rinse missing the whole lot that is existing, and he resolute to transfer Manu a responsibility, which… Manu was destined to realize.
What happened after that? What is the ‘New World Order’ all about? What was the motive of this ‘New World Order’? Why are they after the life of Vidyut? What is the secret of the black temple? What was the purpose of the visit of Trijat Kapaalik? Who was Matsya actually? All these puzzles will solve and some new will arise when you go through the book. I recited so much, but this is few pebbles of the ocean of the book. Even suspense does not solve and eagerly waiting for the conclusion part of the book.
Finally, I must say one thing you will never disappoint by this book if you love mythological suspense thriller. Without any second thought, just go for it.
Book Cover: 3.5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5