During our more ‘Philosophical’ moments…we have all wondered about ‘Time’…its true nature…and its impact on us! But what if?…’Time’…had similar concerns…about us? For the people of Aruhu, a tiny Himalayan village, deep in India’s ancient past, what begins as a visitation by a mysterious entity, quickly morphs into an inescapable trap…one that has left its imprint on all of human history…and the future! This is a trap that has seduced hundreds through its lure of absolute power, including the Nazis…who mount an epic expedition to unearth the source of God’s power on Earth…only to discover that the cost of absolute power…is also absolute! This is the story ‘Time’ wants to tell us…this is the story of Chronux!
Historical fiction is one of my favourite genre and I love devouring a book that has any remote resemblance to events that happened in the past especially those with a large scale importance. It is amazing how more and more books are mixing the retelling of historical events with a generous dose of science, and Chronux belongs to one of these hybrid genres.
This book starts with the story of Aruhu, a village located at the foothills of the Himalayas in the year 3067 B.C.E. A sudden arrival of a stranger changes the course of the village and brings mass destruction and tragedy to the residents. The story takes us to the Nazi Germany, ruled by Hitler and we, the readers witness the initial stage of racism and torture propagated by the Nazis. Time or Chronux plays a huge role in the storytelling and leaves us in thrill and awe.
The book, evidently, is a product of much researched work and the facts and theories stated in the book are hardly questionable. The author sure knows his grounds and doesn’t fail to play on them. Also what really caught my attention was the brief and to-the-point initial chapters.
However, the facts and the story line were majorly disconnected and I got a little distracted after a while. The facts that could have been interwoven intricately into the story ended up feeling like too much information and less of a fictional read. It was stretched and occasionally felt like a history book.
If you absolutely love history and don’t mind reading long stretches of paragraphs about historical events, then I would recommend this book to you.
Publisher : BecomeShakespeare.com
Pages : 462
Format : Paperback
Rating : 2.5 / 5