Book Review - The Guardian Angels

Title: The Guardian Angels

Written By: Rohit Gore

About Rohit Gore (From the book) –

Rohit Gore grew up in a number of towns in India. At various times in his childhood, he wanted to be a theatre actor, an architect and a bookshop owner.

After his engineering degree, he was based in Mumbai. An MBA from S P Jain Institute followed and since then he is in the IT industry for more than a decade.
He loves sports, specifically the discussing and watching part of it, since the playing days are long gone. He has travelled a lot – a consequence of living in Mumbai and London. His greatest passion is reading and it inspired him to write. He is a frequent contributor to many online writing forums and wishes there were more writing groups.

He currently lives in Pune , a wonderfully vibrant city with his wife. He has a keen interest in history, especially the history of music and arts. One of the things he would like to get better at is photography.

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He is active on Facebook too.

ISBN:  978-9381841280

Cover Price: Rs. 125.00

Rating:  3.5/5

Something about the book (from the book’s cover):

The Guardian Angels is the epic and tumultuous story of two star-crossed lovers who weren’t just soul-mates but were also each other’s protectors.

The fates of Adi Mehta and Radha Deodhar are deeply entwined when within days of their first rendezvous they save each other’s lives. Despite their vast socio-political differences, they are drawn to an uncertain future fraught with contrasting ambitions, personas and ideologies.

. . . he is the son of a billionaire, she is the daughter of a socialist.
. . . he is quiet and unassuming, she is a firebrand and spirited.

However, an unexplained phenomena ties them forever – whenever they are in peril, they are each other’s only saviours.

Over the following two decades Adi and Radha live through hope and despair, joy and sadness, and try to decipher their relationship. As the truth of their bond is revealed, they must confront the true nature of love, and ultimately, their destinies.

Now for my View:

To be honest, I hadn’t read Rohit Gore’s “Circle Of Three” so I wasn’t really aware of his caliber as a story teller until I turned the first few pages of “The Guardian Angels”. But now that I am done with the latter, I must say that “Circle Of Three” has silently made its way to my next ‘To-Buy List’.

I love reading books. They offer me an escape from this mundane routine we call life. So every time someone kindly approaches me for a book review, I take them up on that offer. I’m helpless for I just can’t say No to books; good or bad I don’t know? Perhaps my husband could answer that for while I spend my days engrossed in books he’s the one who gets neglected. So without digressing too much, when Rohit Gore approached me to review his latest novel “The Guardian Angels” I couldn’t say no, how could I?

“The Guardian Angels” is a tale of two star-crossed lovers, Adi Mehta and Radha Deodhar. Their lives seem to be woven through delicate strings together; always pulling them towards each other. Hailing from strikingly different worlds, they find themselves drawn to each other; often saving the other from dire circumstances or situations. Guardian Angels indeed! But what is it that always tends to make their path’s cross? What happens to their lives, their rapport with the passage of time? Well, that’s what the book is all about? But before you draw any conclusions, let me tell you that that’s also not the only thing that the book is about. Confused?  Well, how do I put it without divulging much? Let’s just say the book has more dimensions than that made up of just the two protagonists. The rest I’m afraid you’d need to find out on reading the book for I don’t believe in giving out the story that a book holds. Wouldn't want to ruin the pleasure of reading a new yarn for you now would I?

So coming to my experience of reading the book, well it’s something like this. This past week I didn’t have the time to even breathe, literally! But then out of nowhere yesterday I caught a lucky break in which I picked up The Guardian Angels. And after reading the first couple of pages of this Rohit Gore tale, I kept everything aside until I was through the last page. So now do you realize how lovely a read the book really was?  

Pacey read!

I must admit I am often skeptical about taking up books by Indian authors. My bad! But truth be told, more often than not I end up being pleasantly surprised.  “The Guardian Angels” is one such book that I’m glad I read. It’s a pacey read. From the first page up until the last the momentum never drops. Now that is definitely not an easy thing to do.

The characterization of Radha Deodhar and Adi Mehta by Rohit definitely deserves a thumps up. The characters have so many layers that you would have to acknowledge the work done on writing them.

If I had to put my finger on something about the book that didn’t work for me, I’d say nothing substantial really. Perhaps, I’d want it to go on a bit more. But that’s not really a negative, is it? I guess what I realized is that Rohit Gore has the ability to write something exceptional. “The Guardian Angels” is no doubt a great book but I’m sure his best is yet to come.

So yes the verdict is that this is certainly a worthy read. So what are you waiting for? Go grab your copy now?