- Ã¼Â A central character who is an academician,
- Ã¼Â An ancient secret rooted in history & mythology,
- Ã¼Â Death of friends/eminent personalities in the same/related field,
- Ã¼Â A female â€˜sidekickâ€™
- Ã¼Â Religious symbolism, ancient codes and puzzles that need to be solved,
- Ã¼Â A psychopathic killer,
- Ã¼Â Twist ending, on who the villain is.
Belonging to a family of devout Hindus, I was all the drawn to the title of this book, claiming to be some sort of a key to Krishna. But something happens to the author and he misses the mark of awesomeness (Set so very high by Da Vinci Code) by a few notches. Somehow I found myself not connecting to any of the characters emotionally and not missing a heart beat when the twists and turns in the plot were revealed.
The convincing powers of the author are certainly questionable; as none of his characters make that indelible mark on the readersâ€™ psyche that connects the reader to one of the characters in the plot. Neither is Sanghi able to answer logic in terms of why the killer had become a killer, nor is he able to justify the twists and turns in the love life of his central man, Ravi Saini. A book dealing with history and mythology could have done without the bit of romance, in my view.Â
Overall, a very readable book, but not definitely one to cherish.