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Semmanthaka: The Second Quest by Dr. Syd K – Book review

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Semmanthaka: The Second Quest Book Cover Semmanthaka: The Second Quest
Dr. Syd K
Mythological Fiction / Fantasy
Zorba Books
May 14th 2017
E-book
182
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“Mother-lode da puttar, I have a feeling that this is going to be one heck of a treasure hunt!”
Renowned marine archeologist Dr. Balaan and his associate Yogi find themselves on an unusual mission when billionaire collector Stalin Malhotra hires them to find the most legendary gem in Hindu mythology – Semmanthaka. As excavations off the Saurashtrian coast begin to reveal that Krishna’s Dwaaraka existed, Stalin believes that the Semmanthaka must exist too and what’s more, he has a clue in hand.

Thus begins the second quest for Semmanthaka – a gem so brilliant that it can make you richer than Kubera; a gem so cursed that it brings death and disaster to all who covet it. Soon, Dr Baalan and Yogi find themselves thrown headlong into an action packed, life-changing adventure that ranges beyond treasure hunting, beyond this realm, beyond their own current incarnations, in a race against time to save our very planet and uncover some of the greatest secrets of Bhaarath-varsh and a great spiritual truth. One can only find the Semmanthaka when one does not want to.

The clock is ticking. As the forces of Adharma gather, can Dr Balaan and Yogi stand the test of faith or will they too succumb to the lure of Semmanthaka?

Introduction:

Indian mythology is enriched by various moral giving tales of gods, goddess, and gems. There was a gem called as Semmanthaka, which is known as to directly derive from the Sun god. This gem has the ability to produce eight bharas of gold every day. I didn’t know about this gem until I read about it on the internet. The story of this gem is literally interesting and this increased my curiosity to read this book. I must thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest book review.

Plot summary:

Stalin Malhotra, a billionaire, and treasure collector have already collected various ancient treasures. This time he has decided to find Semmanthaka gem which ancient scripture says produce gold every day. Stalin hires renowned marine archaeologist Dr. Shiva Baalan and his assistant Yogi Yaadav.

Stalin gives an old scroll to Dr. Baalan which depicts about the Semmanthaka jewel. The scroll is discovered in the small temple of Rann of Kutch. Being a scientist, Dr. Baalan found it hard to believe on any old scroll to start this search but they don’t have any other clue so they decide to go with this.

The Rann of Kutch brings various amazing twist and turns in this search and they found themselves in the second quest. (You need to read this book to know the first quest) The book then follows various important events of our history which help to shape the future of India.

What was exactly the second quest? Will they ever find the Semmanthaka gem? How this journey ends? What were the events which helped to shape the future of our country? Do read this book to know the answers.

Writing style:

The author has avoided hard language and over description keeping this book easy for all type of readers. The narration is truly engaging, which will help you to finish this book in two sittings.

My perception:

Before picking up this book, I was truly unaware about the Semmanthaka gem and its mystery. The author has brilliantly created a quest followed by our mythological and historical stories. There are handful characters in this book, but the author has did full justice to it. This book doesn’t have any obscenity which makes it suitable for all the age groups. There were certain times in the book when I literally forget that I am reading a book and I am not there, you can imagine how beautifully the author has narrated this book. There were various fight scenes between animals, which are beautifully written by the author. I need to admire the imagination of the author. Each and every page is entertaining. You need to read this book, I am sure you will find yourself floating with this amazing quest.

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Until next time, Keep reading 🙂 

Sheetal Maurya

Sheetal Maurya is a full-time blogger. She is a die-hard bookworm and has read more books than she can count. She believes in the art of storytelling and reviews books so that the world can choose the best ones and embark on an adventurous virtual reading journey.

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