Dan Brown probably had no idea of the consequences that his books, Angels and Demons among them, would have apart from an author’s expectation that they would sell well, and earn him a fair amount of money. They did that in spades; but they did more than that. They spawned a cult, a new genre of novels that were, if anything, as successful as Brown’s own books in the regions where they were marketed.
One of the outstanding authors of books in this genre is Ashwin Sanghi’s The Rozabal Line (remember the ‘Rose Line’ in The Da Vinci Code and the key role of ‘Ancient Rosslyn’ in that book?), followed by Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key and the one immediately before the novel being reviewed, The Sialkot Saga, published in 2016, have been runaway bestsellers.
There is no reason to believe that this book, Keepers of the Kalachakra, will be any different. From the very first page right up to the end, Sanghi keeps one breathless by the sheer enormity of the canvas against which the events in the book play out.
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