NAME : THE MAHABHARATA SECRET
AUTHOR : CHRISTOPHER C. DOYLE
SOURCE : AUTHOR
GENRE : FICTION/THRILLER
PUBLICATION : OM PUBLICATION
STORY : 3.5/5
COVER : 4.5/5
WRITING STYLE : 3/5
DIALOGUES : 3/5
THEME : 4/5
OVERALL : 3.6/5
King of Magadh had a power, a gift for Kauravas which could have changed the coarse of the Mahabharata. A secret of destruction, A secret which could have done anything if reached the hands of evil.
After 2300 years, In 244 BC, Ashoka the great discovers the secret again, deep buried in the laps of earth, a secret of the Mahabharata’s time, secret of destruction. Ashoka knew the consequences, so formed a group of people and gave them the oath, oath of protecting the secret on price of their lives. The group of people known as ‘Nine’.
On present day a nuclear scientist is murdered in a mysterious way, a never seen before death in a high security Jaungarh fort. He leaves only E-Mails with clues for his nephew Vijay.
Intelligence Bureau is getting suspicious on the visit of a person to India called Murphy. Something is going to be terrible.
The Mahabharata Secret is the story of an adventurous, thrilling ride of two groups of people behind a secret which could be the future of warfare.
This highly anticipated ‘The Mahabharata Secret’ written by Christopher C. Doyle, if seen as a theme is a blockbuster but after reading the whole book, it felt a bit disappointing. It didn’t lived to the expectation of ours.
- The cover.
- Scientifically correct and thoroughly researched.
- The end is unique. The last page will bring you back alive.
- Simple and crisp language.
- The threat for the world seems reasonable for the mass excavation of the unknown secret.
- Three different stories (IB, Vijay and group, the Maharaja) were maintained with a good fluency.
- The twists and turns are gripping.
- The character of Maharaja looked so strong in the beginning but ended with so much of disappointment.
- Love story of Vijay and Radha was of no use. It was waste of pages.
- Imran, IB officer doesn’t looked real. He did so many things on his own that he looked kind of a ‘superman’.
- Some dialogues/scenes are repetitive.
I had great expectations from the book. The book cover is brilliantly designed. The whole story is full of some great and some average twists and turns. Many of them were predictable too. Just like the character of Murphy. He gets lost with the flow of story which helps you to predict his undercover. and the most disappointing character was the Maharaja. At first he looked like the strongest character of them all (Even stronger than Farooq) but he did nothing. Another thing, the love story was totally a waste of time.
Now the positives. Story is gripping, you can’t let yourself stop reading it before it finishes. It will take on your nerves for sure. The language is simple and the scenes are thoroughly descriptive. He had a lot of research over the subject of what he has written. It enhances the storyline further.
In the end, I would definitely recommend this novel to everyone. It’s a must read, but not an epic.