Book Review : The Krishna Key — By Ashwin Sanghi

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Now we present Ashwin Sanghi and his latest book – The Krishna Key. You can follow Ashwin Sanghi Here and get to know more about his previous books here
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The book starts off on a rather sinister note with a meticulously  planned murder of a researcher working on artifacts from the mystical  city of Dwaraka. From there its a roller coaster ride a la Mathew Riley with the bad  guys always a step ahead of the good guy.

The good guy in this case being an academic, a regular guy you would  meet any day in the college or university. He embarks on a journey to  clear his name with little idea about the scale of things about to 
unfold.  You automatically take up the cause of the poor professor and get frustrated each time he is out manuovered by the bad guys. Kudos to the author for such strong character development and potrayl.

Like with Chanakya’s chant two stories are told side by side. The story  of Krishna from the Mahabaratha and the present day search. At one  point the stories collide or rather make sense as to why the story from  the Mahabartha is being told again. Again pain staking research into the ancient scripture and history shows off.

The book is very well researched and throws up some interesting facts.  The author has merged his fiction with historical facts and blended the  line so well that the reader is left wondering what if this is actually  true. Especially the way the murders are shown as being perpetrated by a supposed incarnation of Vishnu. Though the author reveals otherwise, it keeps the suspense up in the first half of the book.

The book manages to keep up the pace and the reader on the edge of his seat. Some characters get side lined after a while, others that were on the side line gain importance; friends turn foes and foes, friends. Literally!!! The relentless pace continues on until the very end of the book.

My only grip with the book is the climax. It is sort of a let down with the author being ambiguous about the exact location of the Krishna Key.  I feel cheated about having to guess what really happened to it. Maybe a prequel / sequel or even a historic fiction about the what really happened to the Krishna Key? Ashwin are you listening? 

— Reviewed by Sajeeth Kumar M M , from Coimbatore

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  1. This was the first book i bought written by Ashwin Sanghi when i came to know about him… This book was bought with lot of expectations… First few pages seemed to be interesting… But the plot staggers a lot in the middle… The author presents a good amount of information to back his findings… But that is supposed to be the major con of this hype thriller… Also we are not aware whether the general information given are true… One must have atleast a slight knowledge of Vedas for better understaning…. On the whole, Not the best…

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