The Curse of Mohenjodaro AD When footage of a team of archaeologists bursting into flames at the ancient site of Mohenjodaro goes viral the world is horrified and shaken While authorities suspect it to be an incendiary

  • Title: The Curse of Mohenjodaro
  • Author: Maha Khan Phillips
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  • Page: 337
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  • 2016 AD When footage of a team of archaeologists bursting into flames at the ancient site of Mohenjodaro goes viral, the world is horrified and shaken While authorities suspect it to be an incendiary terrorist attack, Nadia Osbourne determines to find her archaeologist sister, Layla, convinced that she has survived Her frantic search takes her to the ruins and forces he2016 AD When footage of a team of archaeologists bursting into flames at the ancient site of Mohenjodaro goes viral, the world is horrified and shaken While authorities suspect it to be an incendiary terrorist attack, Nadia Osbourne determines to find her archaeologist sister, Layla, convinced that she has survived Her frantic search takes her to the ruins and forces her to confront her own demons her inexplicable dreams about a woman named Jaya.3800 BC The city of Meluhha is on the brink of a revolution and Iaf and his coterie of corrupt priests will do anything to maintain their power Jaya is the only one who can read the Bloodstone, the heart of the Goddess Shakari, and divine the future But with her daughter under Iaf s control, will Jaya be able to prevent what is to come Inspired by the legends surrounding the lost Indus Valley city, The Curse of Mohenjodaro is a gripping thriller about a powerful relic, a sinister cult, and family secrets that haunt generations.Maha Khan Phillips is a multiple award winning financial journalist, and the author of Beautiful from This Angle and The Mystery of the Aagnee Ruby She grew up in Karachi, Pakistan She has a bachelors degree in Politics and International Relations and a masters in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent at Canterbury In 2006, she completed a masters degree in Creative Writing from City University in London, where she currently lives with her husband and son.

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    1. The Curse of Mohenjodaro narrates two parallel stories. On one hand, we have the story of Jaya set in 3800 BC. Jaya can divine the future but her daughter is in under the control of Iaf who is leading a revolution. With her daughter in a compromised situation, can Jaya change the tides? On the other hand, we have the story of Nadia set in the present day. Nadia is a paranormal writer who has set on a dangerous journey of finding her sister Layla, who she believes has survived an incident at an a [...]

    2. 'There is no God,'he told his shocked family. 'There is no Allah, no Shiva, no Buddha. There are only humans. Humans and more evolved humans. Those of us who are evolved Well, we have all the power.' Often he made little sense. And so did the book. There was a constant struggle throughout the story. Historical fiction, thriller and some science fiction, the book intended to be a good mixture of everything but failed epically. It's worse because a book named 'The Curse of Mohenjodaro' does not de [...]

    3. This was an interesting read, with the backdrop of an age old civilisation that has always fascinated me. Mohenjo-Daro or the mound of the dead, has been a mystifying source for most archaeologists. This thriller is derived from events that could have triggered the fall of the Indus valley civilisation and would have invariably brought about anarchy in the current world. What charms me is the engaging beginning of the book. A handful of archaeologists are digging up an excavation site at Mohenj [...]

    4. When will authors finally agree to retire the dual storylines thing? Because honestly, I'm DONE with it. There's always one that is so much better than the other one that I find myself skimming 50% of the book. Such a waste. This book fell victim to the same problem. I was utterly fascinated by the ancient storyline and would have much preferred an entire book simply exploring the power dynamic between male and female, the selective caste system, even the possible city layout of Mohenjodaro. In [...]

    5. It is unputdownable. No kidding. I've always been fascinated by history so picking up this book was obvious. But I was hooked from page one. The way it's has spun stories around the past and the present do not seem unrealistic at all. I am in awe of Meluhaa. And I guess the characters here are pretty straightforward. You either Hate them, or you love them. Nadia, Jay, Jahanara, Jaya, Liam, Aal, Al-Mein, You can't help loving them. Sohail, Phillip, Iaf. You have to hate them. Layla and Rafe, how [...]

    6. Picked up this book after reading Kamila Shamsie's praising remarks written at top, only to find out later that she is a close friend of hers. The theme is intriguing and so are the first few chapters about the parallel timeline (i.e 3800 BC) but after that it is just as described by most of the reviewers. The world view or the theory is the backbone of any sci-fi or fantasy novel and this is where the book falls short. The cult thing is messed up and unconvincing. One specific observation that [...]

    7. I started to read this with minimum expectation but was surprised that it turned out to be a fast page turn. I am a history buff but not history expert so enjoyed the racy thriller like approach of his book. Specially liked the way two stories unfolded together and entwine with each other. Don't expect too much gyan or historical facts which are accurate in this book but after a very very long time found a book which made me read this in one go! 👍🏻

    8. A slow start this has. While one part of timeline is interesting from start, other part is stretched and takes hell lot of time to pick up the pace and by the time it does, we are already halfway thru the book. However, it takes me on a journey, rather a dull one, to my favorite civilization, it held my interest. But still, my hopes were far more high.

    9. Very gripping Interesting story.Sad it is all fictional. I started reading it thinking there was some curse on the site :(However, the fictional world is fascinating! It could give The Hunger Games a run for its money if the author starts writing a series based on Meluha in 3800 BC

    10. A gripping storyThis book is for the ones who loves to read about ancient world and myths. Loved it and definitely recommend

    11. Two parallel archs converging and diverging over a lost forgotten civilistaion.A dynasty doomed with an involuntary legacy to retrack, retrace and reivent the paths/actions forged by their ancestors.A loop in time, revelaing itself over two life lines, characters in the wake of shape-shifting incidents, casting their imprints into memories of their lineage, trapped inbetween loyatlties and betrayals, the author delivers a sweeping saga to enjoy in its whirlpool of episodes.Get lost in the sands [...]

    12. Hollow, shallow and so painfully slow I wish #TheCurseOfMohenjoDaro would burn and self destruct from the Bloodstone within. Torture.over lengthy, unnecessary details for endless pages, soap opera glacial paced background story and chaotic present day plots nonsensically nuisanced in this shallow present day reincarnate attempt and miserably 250 pages overstretched. pointless dialogue and practically hyperventilating characters The absence of depth of characters adds to the woes of a reader, for [...]

    13. Thank you Pan Macmillan India for sending me a copy of this book for review :)Maha Khan Phillips' The Curse of Mohenjodaro is a sweeping narrative that shuffles between 3800 BC and the present; chronicling the dire consequences of corrupted leaders and subjugated populace, both, then and now. Nadia Osbourne had just about escaped the clutches of her maniacal father, when her sister, Layla, goes missing in Mohenjodaro, during an archaeological dig. What's more, her frequent dreams about a girl, J [...]

    14. Thanks to Panmacmillan India for sending me a review copy of this book. This is the story of two sisters Nadia and Layla who happens to get involve in a mystery from the past. Layla, the younger sister is an archeologist and Nadia, the elder one is an author. Their motherland was Pakistan. So, when Layla got a call for a excavation tour at Mohenjo-Daro she could not reject the offer. But her sister Nadia didn't want her to go there. Layla was having a new experience while digging through various [...]

    15. Review @ A Bookworm's Musing: wp/p2J8yh-38FWhile the pace of the historical part of the novel felt a bit heavy for my liking, I feel that it still does have enough oomph in it to be successful. Overall, the storyline was engaging and kept the pages turning. This is a book that I enjoyed reading, and would read again. I hope to read more of the author’s work in the future.

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