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The Secret of the Palamu Fort by Razi


Rating – 4/5

The knight who quenches the thirst of the second,

The one who holds the water of stream,

For years to come till end of time,

The Elixir of Doisa is protected by him.


Someone has risen from the dead and is haunting the sinister ruins of the Palamu Fort, situated in the mystical land of Jharkhand. A few hundred kilometers from the fort, in the capital city Ranchi, a History Professor of St. Xavier’s college is murdered at his home. The witnesses claim he was killed by a ghost!

The police are clueless. Inspector Patrick Minj ropes in Detective Robin Horo, who unearths a clue that indicates that the murder has a bloody trail running as far as 350 years in the history of Jharkhand. A poisonous conspiracy was plotted centuries ago in the Kingdom of Palamu that designed the downfall of an empire and forced the king to hide his legacy in the unforgiving and indifferent womb of time. The ghost is leaving behind a trail of dead bodies and to solve the case Robin has nothing but an Artifact that is said to have an ancient curse over it and a centuries old riddle that if solved, could lead to an Elixir. Witness the conspiracy unfolding that spans 350 years in the making and takes Robin and his companions on a labyrinthine adventure involving deadly secrets, dangerous threats and a lethal encounter with a beast in the jungles of Palamu.

Title/ Cover –

The cover is vibrant. The cover and title give the vibes of the ancient era. The title of the book got my attention in the first place. I pick this book up because of the title. It gives the vibes of some mystery that is going to unfold in this book.

Storyline –

The ancient forts are widely known for their history and when we talk about the history there are always stories connected to them. Which also makes it the perfect place to commit crimes. A person is already dead and the witnesses claim he was killed by a ghost. The storyline opens when Bhola and Heeralal run away from the villagers after robbing them. In order to save, their life they ran towards the forest nearby Palamu Fort. They have reached the ruins of the Palamu Fort. The fears of saving their life made them enter the fort. With the intention of saving themselves, they put themselves in grave danger.

Conclusion –

The flawless mixture of mythology and thriller. This was a great read that kept me engaged throughout. If you are a fan of mystery, thriller, and mythology, then this should be on your TBR. If not, then you will most likely fall in love with this genre. Exploring something new is a great way to open yourself.

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