The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Book Summary
Thanks to authors like Amish Tripathi and Ashwin Sanghi, there’s a lot of intrigue and excitement around Indian mythology and people are seeing that old stories, written in an entirely new light with gods being cast in modern day avatars is a sure-fire way of a successful book. Amish did it with Shiva and in his last book; Ashwin did a modern re-take of Chanakya!
I was not very impressed by Ashwin’s first book, The Rozabal Line, to be very honest but was really blown away by the second one, Chanakya’s Chant and when I found out that his third book, The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi, was going to be released soon, I was really excited and that’s why wrote this advance review/book preview to tell you people all about the book.
The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi is said to be inspired by the Mahabharata and is an attempt to provide a historical context to the mythological figure of Krishna by re-inventing him in a modern avatar. Ashwin is once again sticking to the formula that brought him huge success with his earlier two books; retelling ancient Indian stories with a contemporary flavour.
From the ruins of Dwarka, to the heights of Mount Kailash; from Vrindavan temple to the mystic Somnath lingam, The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi promises to be an explosive novel with its unique storyline and thrilling plot. I, for one, am really looking forward to it!
The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Book Excerpt
Below is a short summary of the book:
“Five thousand years ago, there came to earth a magical being called Krishna, who brought about innumerable miracles for the good of mankind. Humanity despaired of its fate if the Blue God were to die but was reassured that he would return in a fresh avatar when needed in the eventual Dark Age—the Kaliyug.
In modern times, a poor little rich boy grows up believing that he is that final avatar.
Only, he is a serial killer.
In this heart-stopping tale, the arrival of a murderer who executes his gruesome and brilliantly thought-out schemes in the name of God is the first clue to a sinister conspiracy to expose an ancient secret—Krishna’s priceless legacy to mankind.
Historian Ravi Mohan Saini must breathlessly dash from the submerged remains of Dwarka and the mysterious lingam of Somnath to the icy heights of Mount Kailash, in a quest to discover the cryptic location of Krishna’s most prized possession. From the sand-washed ruins of Kalibangan to a Vrindavan temple destroyed by Aurangzeb, Saini must also delve into antiquity to prevent a gross miscarriage of justice. Ashwin Sanghi brings you yet another exhaustively researched whopper of a plot, while providing an incredible alternative interpretation of the Vedic Age that will be relished by conspiracy buffs and thriller-addicts alike.”
For all those who’ve not heard about the author, Ashwin Sanghi is one of the well known writers in the Indian literary scene, and an author of thriller fiction. He shot to fame through his first release, The Rozabal Line and his second book, Chanakya’s Chant, was also a national bestseller.
The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Release Date
The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi is his third book and is due for release in the last week of August, 2012. However, I connected with Ashwin via his Facebook fan page and I can now reveal to you that The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi is going to be released on the 24th of August, 2012.
Already, online bookstores have this book up for pre-order and I’ve already pre-ordered my copy from Flipkart (see details below)
The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Praise for the Book
His earlier two books, The Rozabal Line and Chanakya’s Chant, were national best-sellers and there was praise all over for those books. That’s why the expectations from his third book, The Krishna Key, are even higher and I am sure that, too, will top all the bestseller charts. Below is some of the praise for his earlier books:
“Ashwin Sanghi’s uncanny ability to keep you turning the pages is his strongest skill…”
“The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi…really looking forward to his third book”
“…one of the most enjoyable reads I’ve had in a long time!”
“Chanakya’s Chant is one of the best books one could ever have in their collection.”
“I’m sure The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi, whenever it comes, will be even better. I for one shall eagerly await it”
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The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Price and Best Place to Buy
This highly anticipated book by Ashwin Sanghi is already up for pre-order on Flipkart which is offering a great 35% Discount on this book and I, for one, have already pre-ordered my copy so that I’ll be one of the first ones to read this book once it releases.
The MRP of this book is INR 250 but thanks to the great discount that Flipkart is offering, you can buy this book at a special price of INR 163.
In my personal opinion, Flipkart is the best place to buy all kinds of books because of the great discounts as well as their excellent delivery and overall service so I would suggest that you buy this book, The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi, from them.
The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi – Book Trailer
Below is the official book trailer for The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi