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Thousands of years ago, Indian Yogis possessed the knowledge to obtain the weapons of the gods. However, this knowledge could only be transferred from a Guru to his disciple by word of mouth. In today’s world, one mystic, who calls himself Guruji, still possesses this knowledge and is using it to empower an innocent person’s life. Only, this empowerment could be a deception and the innocent person is a thirteen year old boy with a stutter... In this intertwining tale, an ambitious yet unsuccessful Shankar, in search of his identity, is manipulated to embark on a never-told-before fantasy tale; only to rediscover the father he never knew and unmask the mystical Guruji. Amidst this confounding concoction of ancient myths, deluding personas and dispersed emotions, will Shankar ever be able to separate fact from fiction and find his true identity?
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The plot is unique and grips you from beginning till end. The story revolves around Shankar, a low esteemed person with high ambitions and aspirations, in search of his identity.
Dr. Vyas is the highlight of the tale, a source of information and knowledge with an infusion of vedic science and modern technology.
The theme is built around Indian mythology, science fiction and thrill.
Plot is interesting and well executed. Narration and description is presented from different viewpoints eventually concluding with a single perspective.
However, the story seemed dragged and unnecessarily elongated at places.
Language is simple and lucid. The flow of the tale is maintained throughout.
However, I found a few factual errors as well as editing mistakes.
Cover is strong and powerful, hinting towards the intense storyline.
Title 'DIVYASTRA' , the divine weapon is enticing and justified for the story.
Blurb is simply mediocre, with little or no clue towards the intricacies of the plot.
Overall, a well plotted concept to keep the readers bound till the end.
Author surely deserves applaud that with limited resources he has managed to come up with so much information about ‘Divyastra’ and then compiled it in a book. What was disheartening to see when author’s like Nimish decides to write about magnificent concept they have to rely on articles by Western Authors? Since not much material is being published by Indian Authors on Vedas and scriptures. So, author should give himself ‘Pat on Back’.
Further, author has also conveyed the message that as a seeker we should watch out for individual vulnerabilities; since once we grab mystical powers the chances of using them in positive directions are negated. And we may end up using them only for our selfish purpose to cause more miseries to ourselves and others.
The book begins with gripping story and it had my attention from the beginning since being a science student I love fusion of Vedas and Modern Day Science. I found story being inspired from two main characters of the Hollywood ‘Tony Stark from Iron Man’ and ‘Dr. Gates from National Treasures’ who discovers his family identity by the stories and clues told by his grandfather. Somewhere in the middle I felt that story lost its plot when focus was more on ‘contours of woman body’ and 'laws of attraction'. I think it was dragged around love story of character. But story picks up again and grips you back. There are subtle hints if caught gives you an idea what will be happening next and that was enjoyable. The ending is good, liked it. But purpose of such ending could have been detailed out.
The books need minor editing corrections. And there was no exchange of ‘Bhramastras’ between Arjun and Karan. It happened between Arjuan and Aswathama in the Epic of Mahabharta. There are few rational glitches which I don’t plan to discuss else the whole plot of story will be revealed. But again to fiction they are acceptable. I have liked the book cover. The language is simple and flow is smooth. I finished the book in few hours since it grips you very nicely. Considering all this I will give 4 Stars to the book.
I think author can plan a sequel since now the main character knows the secret. Can author change it to ‘Shankar Naik – Adventures’ like ‘Lara Croft Series’? Well let us see. Grab a copy and enjoy reading the very good fictional thriller. And Good Luck to Auhor!!!
The book came in a proper condition. Also, the quality of the page is fine.
"Divyastra" by Nimish Tanna is a book with a unique plot. It inumbrates human emotions of love and aspirations, father-son relationship with mythological and scientifical touch.
In vedas 'Divyastra' is basically considered as the "the divine weapon" that has abilities to cause mass destructions and human holding it would be most powerful.
The book is basically about a young boy Shankar who's very ambitious yet in search of his identity and existence. Another important character introduced in the very beginning of the story is Dr Vyas source of knowledge and facts about science and vedic mythology.
Narration is simple with easy read. I found the book to be slow and unnecessarily expanding at some points yet it was good read for me for I haven't read any books regarding the indian mythology before.
Cover complements the content and looks attractive to pick it up as a reader. Overall, a good read with a different plot.
Shankar is an IT employee. He goes back to his hometown when an unfortunate event occurs. His grandfather tells him a story about Indrajit, a 13-year-old boy who keeps to himself. He gets lost on a school trip to a national park. There, he encounters a Guruji and has some strange experiences. Shankar’s grandfather’s stories had a much deeper meaning which Shankar discovers later.
The plot is interesting and well structured. However, it was over-the-top for me and felt a bit ridiculous.
The narration and writing style of the book keeps the reader engaged. The book is fast-paced and suspenseful. I couldn’t see where it was going, and the ending surprised me.
This is the kind of book that may appeal to only certain readers. It was a miss for me.
If you have an interest in celestial weapons and Indian mythology, I would recommend this book.