Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Readers Decide Why "Karna's Celestial Armor" Should Be Available To All

Karna's Celestial Armor is a mythological thriller. We all know that in Mahabharata, Karna had, on his body, his Kavach-Kundal (set of armor and earrings) which rendered him invincible in battle against any foe. God Indra tricked Karna and took away the divine set. So, in the final battle Arjuna killed Karna.



That’s the back-story. After that, what did Indra do with the all-powerful Kavach-Kundal? Did he hide it somewhere? What if someone can find it today? That’s what this novel is about. 

Vasu, from the present time, sets off to find the set. The spirit of Karna guides him through the search. Indra always knew someone would come looking for it. So, he used all his ingenuity to hide it in most impossible of places. That makes Vasu’s task so much more challenging. And he is not the only one who is interested in this quest. There are others trailing him.

The quest leads Vasu to the Himalayas where he comes across a friendly guide named Chhetri, who helps him in mountaineering. Later, he finds a Yeti who is believed to be holding an ancient treasure, possibly the Kavach-Kundal. After considerable battle of wits, he manages to get only a small part of the armor. With a clue from the Yeti, Vasu heads south to Rameshwaram, where he gets to know that a great scientist has already found another piece of the armor. Unknown to Vasu, he is not the only one who is interested in the armor. Soon enough, the scientist is kidnapped by a gang. It turns out that the gang leader is none other than Chhetri. Vasu joins hands with the police in a covert operation and rescues the scientist. 

The next leg of his mission takes Vasu to Dwarka on the west coast. He traces out a sunken city off the Gujarat coast, where he locates the back-plate of the armor. But the gang has followed him there too. Now Vasu has to find the final and the most important component, the breastplate. He reaches the famous Sun Temple at Konark on the east coast. The 760-year-old ruins of the exquisitely carved monument intrigue Vasu – Why was there never a deity in such a majestic temple? Why no worship ever began in the shrine? Why was it not restored after it collapsed? Did the king construct the temple to bury a secret treasure?

Chhetri is back; he tempts Vasu with a box full of gold, lure of power and physical pleasures. Does Vasu fall to the temptation? Does he locate the Kavach-Kundal?

There is nothing in the story for which it should be banned. If they did not ban Dan Brown’s DA VINCI CODE why should Karna’s Celestial Armor be banned? 

Book can be found at Amazon
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

Our review for this book can be found at Review Link

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