Like the Radiant Sun: A Novel by Anu Kay

Like the Radiant Sun: A Novel 

by Anu Kay

My Ratings 4.5/5

The story of a manuscript
Archaeologist Rohan Sharma is in Varanasi to renovate the Shiva temple. He stumbles upon the Marma Kala, an ancient manuscript on martial arts. A woman with dreadlocked hair crosses his path. He notices her following him, watching him. His own life plunges into danger when he tries to decipher the cryptic manuscript. As he goes deeper into the labyrinth of secrecy, a series of murders takes place. His journey across the Old World brings new light to the history of the manuscript. When he finally meets the most inspiring luminary of humankind, it takes him a while to recognise the master...

My Thoughts
History is filled with terrors, both real and imagined, that create the tantalizing genre of historical thrillers. While I love modern thrillers, there is something about a historical one, grounded in a bit of both truth and myth, that makes it reads all the more bone-chilling. Like the Radiant Sun: A Novel by Anu Kay is one of those amazing historical thriller flushed with great research about ancient art of Marma Kala which will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat historical thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the very end. Science of Marma was shrouded in mystery for a long time, as it was taught only to certain people; to prevent its misuse. Author Anu Kay has done an amazing piece of research on this subject which makes this book even more unique. 

There are certain books which has a voice of its own. Voice in the sense that the emotions portrayed are so vivid as if at some places you feel that it’s your own thoughts which are being echoed in the book. Like the Radiant Sun: A Novel is one of those books. The story weaving in and out of fact and fiction. 

It is a good book, with a fresh perspective. All I can say is Kudos to the author and all book lovers please grab your copy of the finest book ever written on the concept of the ancient art of Marma Kala. 

Highly Recommended!


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