Book Review

Book Review: Divyastra by Nimish Tanna


“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?”


Cover: 4/5
Title: 4/5
Blurb: 3.5/5
Presentation: 4/5
Plot: 4/5

Final Rating: 4/5

The cover is made in a very witty way. It is an eye-catcher. There is a image of a face made using Daggers, and two eyes.

It’s quite an title for such a story. This story not only talks about mythology but the importance of Guru to achieve something in Life.

The blurb of the book describes the plot of the novel very well. It is so intriguing to make anyone curios about the story.

The story begins with the lecture of Dr. S. Vyas, who is a Nobel laureate in Physics, and his lecture talks about the presence of more advanced weapons in ancient India as compared with the technology that we have today. He mentions about the Divyastras, which means weapons in hindi.

Our Protagonist is an IT Employee, Shankar who is looking to search for the purpose of his life. He meets a Guru and with the help of this Guru, he unveils new facts about life. Read this story to find out more.

The Story is quite unique and gripping. The characterization is really good. The narration is equally good.

The language is quite simple. What I liked most was the writing style, to involve the reader in the story.

If you like reading stories which are mythological or historical in nature, this is a must read for you.

Looking forward to read more from the Author.


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