Book Review- Harappa: Curse of the Blood River

To be honest I never liked history when I was a kid. I was even reluctant to pick up this book but on constant recommendation from a friend, I thought to give it a try. I was not at all disappointed. The main reason behind it is thrill being perfectly mixed with history.

The story revolves around ‘Time’. Humans tend to think about everything except the present. They have a tendency to keep worrying about or rather living in the past as well in the future forgetting the essence of present. We need to be cautious about our future otherwise we will ruin it.

The story is based in three different cities- Harappa, Rome and Banaras. Different time frames, connections and events have been perfectly framed in the story to maintain the thrill element. The characterization has been done beautifully be it Damini, Vidyut or other supporting characters. After reading this book, I am clear about one thing- I didn’t like history because of the dates and years in it. Since I did not have to learn anything for the exams from this book, I could enjoy reading the story. Over 300 pages were not difficult to read because of the amazing narration. The plot is gripping and will keep the readers engaged in the book till the end.

Waiting for its sequel now- Pralay!

I recommend this book to everyone who loves reading history and mythology. The ones who like thriller stories can also give this book a try as the thrill element in the story has done justice with the events. And yes the ones who do not like history like me can also give it a try, you will develop an interest in this genre as well.

Cover- 4 / 5

Blurb- 3.5 / 5

Title- 4 / 5

Narration- 4.5 / 5

Plot- 4 / 5

Overall- 4 / 5

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