Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Sixth - The Legend of Karna by Karan Vir - BookReview

I liked the book cover so much I directly approached publishers and I was lucky to get a review copy of the Sixth - the legend of Karna by Karan Vir in exchange for an honest review. Though I prefer English books less, I chose this book because of adorable cover art. 

Book Blurb
Karan vir Oberoi, a real-estate magnate living in New York has recurrent dreams of someone that looks like an ancient warrior clad in golden armour adorning golden earrings. He feels a deep bond with the warrior but the dreams remain a mystery to him. After miraculously surviving an assassination attempt, Oberoi is determined to seek answers. His quest for truth leads him back to his homeland India where his true destiny awaits him. 

Karna, the legendary hero from the Mahabharata is considered as one of the most valiant and generous kings of his era. He defied social customs and traditions to achieve immortal glory by his virtues and skills. He became a king and trusted friend of Duroyadhana - the crown prince of Hastinapur. 
Embark on a journey with Oberoi as the two worlds blend and as he seeks the answer to his existence. 
Will history repeat itself or will Oberoi choose to venture into an uncharted territory? Unravel the mystery. Read the legend! 
The book is divided into two parallels. The first one is obvious about Karna, the legend. The illegitimate son of Kunti has struggled the most among other characters in the Mahabharata. The book covers very nicely incidents from Karna's childhood to his training to his becoming King of Angha. In parallel, Karanvir Oberoi in current time is shown as real estate tycoon in New York. Everything in his life was in place, but his dreams were giving his disturbing thoughts at times. He kept having strange dreams about war/fighting scenes. Things changed completely when he found himself in between terrorist attack. Surprisingly he showed valor and fought those terrorists. During his fight, he used Sanskrit Shlokas - chants. Karan was confused about his strange reaction. Things ended up at an interesting turn, having high expectation for next part.

I liked following things about the book
  • Action sequences
  • Characterization of Karna & Karanvir
  • Fast & fluid paced story
Talking about Ratings:
  1. Cover - 4.5/5
  2. Title – 4/5
  3. Content – 3.5/5
  4. Characters – 3.5/5
  5. Concept – 3.5/5
  6. Overall – 3.5/5
Book can be found at Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

We would like to thank Leadstart Publishers (Frog Books) for providing this opportunity to review book. Readers can check their wonderful collection of books by going through this link - Leadstart Books
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