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
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.
He is active on Facebook too.
Cover Price: Rs. 125.00
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
. . . 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.
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
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?
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?
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
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
So yes the verdict is that this is
certainly a worthy read. So what are you waiting for? Go grab your copy now?