Synopsisमहान सम्राट अशोकाला जगाचा विनाश करणाऱ्या एका प्राचीन आणि भयावह रहस्याचा शोध लागला होता. महाभारतात खोलवर ते रहस्य गाडून, 2300 वर्षांपूर्वी ते रहस्य जगापासून लपवून ठेवण्यात आलं होतं. काही हजार वर्षांनी त्या रहस्यामुळेच एका निवृत्त अणुशास्त्रज्ञाचा खून होतो. आपल्या पुतण्यासाठी तो केवळ ई-मेलच्या माध्यमातून काही संकेत ठेवतो. गुप्त प्राचीन सांकेतिक लिपीतील संकेतांमधून आणि 2,000 वर्षांपूर्वीच्या अवशेषांमधून त्याचा पुतण्या आणि त्याचे मित्र त्याच्या ई-मेलची उकल करतात. यांच्या या शोधमोहिमेत ते शक्तिशाली दुष्ट शक्तींच्या पाठलागामुळे भूतकाळातील रहस्ये आणि वर्तमानातील कारस्थाने यांच्या कचाट्यात सापडतात. शब्दांत मांडता न येण्याजोग्या भयानक दहशतीचा पगडा जगावर बसण्याआधी ‘ते’ गूढ ते उकलू शकतात का?
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About the author
Christopher C. Doyle is the author of the hugely popular The Mahabharata Quest Series. Along the way to publishing his debut novel, Christopher pursued a career in the corporate world after graduating from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and IIM, Calcutta. Christopher is also a musician and lives his passion for music through his band called Mid Life Crisis. He lives in New Delhi with this family.
Author Christopher C. Doyle had studied Business Management from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and runs a firm for training CEO and CXOs. However, he always had a childhood weakness for fantasy novels, being inspired by authors like Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, J. R. R. Tolkien as well as Robert Jordan.
One day he started writing a novel for his daughter, who was interested in stories based on fantasy and science. However, as she grew older, she wanted a more mature story. It was then that Doyle decided to expand the story and write it into a full novel. He was inspired by a 1917 book he had read, The Hindu History by Akshay Majumdar, which wrote about an alternate history of India by combining legends and mythology.
Doyle was also intrigued by the Indian epic Mahabharata which translated into "this is what happened". He thought about the basis of the epic in history and science and moved forward with his writing. Two other books contributed to his inspiration and research, Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock and Uriel's Machine by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas. His reading led him to the conclusion that the Mahabharata might be true, and he stated that:
“And if the Mahabharata was true, then it was possible that some of the fantastic events described in the Mahabharata could have a scientific base as well, which no one has explored as of now. This fascinating thought lingered in my mind and propelled me to explore this aspect further. So that's really how history, mythology and science came together.”
Christopher lives in New Delhi with his wife, daughter and his dog and enjoys writing, reading, swimming and tennis as well as travelling and meeting people. He is also a musician and lives his passion for music through his band called Mid Life Crisis which plays classic rock.