Someone has risen from the dead and is haunting the sinister ruins of the Palamu Fort, situated in the mystical land of Jharkhand.
A few hundred kilometers from the fort, in the capital city Ranchi, a History Professor of St. Xavier’s college is murdered at his home. The witnesses claim he was killed by a ghost!
The police is clueless. Inspector Patrick Minj ropes in Detective Robin Horo, who unearths a clue which indicates that the murder has a bloody trail running as far as 350 years in the history of Jharkhand. A poisonous conspiracy was plotted centuries ago in the Kingdom of Palamu that designed the downfall of an empire and forced the king to hide his legacy in the unforgiving and indifferent womb of time.
The ghost is leaving behind a trail of dead bodies and to solve the case Robin has nothing but an Artifact that is said to have an ancient curse over it and a centuries old riddle that if solved, could lead to an Elixir.
Witness the conspiracy unfolding that spans 350 years in the making and takes Robin and his companions on a labyrinthine adventure involving deadly secrets, dangerous threats and a lethal encounter with a beast in the jungles of Palamu.
So as soon as I started reading the book, I felt one thing for sure. Razi knows to keep you hooked.
The book is about how you imagine things, I had been to Hampi recently and saw the ruins. The ruins are painstakingly beautiful. I stood still and started imagining about this lovely place, the chariots, Rajas, gold market!! Such is Pulamu fort. I researched a bit about Pulamu fort before I started reading this book. It was invaded many times by Mughals and then by the British East India company. This is a typical history of almost every Indian rich culture. So read about it in Wikipedia before you start with this book.
I am a travel vlogger too, so this is definitely in my bucket list.
The prologue starts with two thieves escaping from furious villagers and entering Pulamu fort which is famous for his ghostly past and unholy spirits. Satyabhama, a ghostly figure appears thru the smell of garlic…
Now the story- a professor is killed but the inspector cannot arrest the killer because he was killed by a ghost!
Now flashback to 1663AD, during the reign of Raja Medina Ray. And the story follows. Past and present in parallel scenes. And we have detective robin to solve this case. Solving the case of Satyabhama’s curse and professors murder.
The alternative past 1663 AD and present chapters in the book has kept this book alive and breathing.. breathing fast.
In the first instance- this will look as a mythology story- but it is more than just that. Its blended with Suspense, Science, and conspiracy.
I thoroughly relished the language used- simple, swift and interesting.
So if you want a gripping thriller which is also a light read- this book is highly recommended but yeah- do your homework by understanding the ruined fort before you start reading- I am sure it will be more intense.
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