Prithvi: A mysterious parallel and beautiful world with no science and religion, but fantastic astras (or Mahabharat style missiles)
Vishnu Shastri: A confused directionless 16-year-old finds himself pulled into Prithvi.
Guru: An ageless astomi and a mysterious astra expert, who throws up more questions than answers.
Shakti: The beautiful, evil and demented , Prithvi’s foremost assassin.
Duryodhan, a megalomaniac king bent on taking over the world and forcing a destructive Great War, the planet’s 8th, but potentially the most dangerous.
What if Earth had a quantum twin?
The philosophy behind the book
Alternative realities. Parallel Universes. The multiverse theory. Constructing astras and pushpak vimans. The rule of gods…
—India Today’s DailyO.in
The spacing of the sentences in the pages actually quickens the pace of the reading. Short, sharp sentences. All statements. Almost like in bullet point style.
—The New Indian Express
Beautifully written, against the back drop of Mahabharata. I liked the way the author drew parallels from two different times like past and present for developing Vishnu’s character. His character is complex yet relatable. New but old.
If all goes well, then I will ultimately convert this into a series of seven books with the second one being…
Vishnu Shastri and the Day of Doom.
Sunil Rajguru is a journalist based out of Bengaluru. This is his first published book, though he is in the process of writing many books on multiple genres, mainly science fiction. His second book, Durga’s Revenge, is ready to be published.
Rajguru is an Editor with CyberMedia, India’s oldest tech media house. In the past he has been a columnist for websites like Sify.com, IndiaFacts and India Today’s DailyO. Rajguru has worked for the Hindustan Times newspaper and website, Living Digital magazine, the Centre for Science & Environment and IT market research firm IDC India.
Check out his podcast on Spotify.