Title: The Guardian Angels
Author: Rohit Gore
Genre: Love/Drama Fiction
Publishers: Grapevine India
Price: INR 125
About the author: Rohit Gore is based in Pune, The Guardian Angels is his fourth book. His previous books Circle of Three, Focus Sam and A Darker Dawn have all received critical acclaim. 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 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.
Story : 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, the 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.
Review: The story is about Adi and Radha and their journey of their lives divided into 4 age sets. Adi and Radha meet during their childhood days and an unusual bonding brings them close. Their first meet remains cherished. Adi is rich and Radha a middle class person. They live in analogous world with chalk and cheese ideas. Radha inspired by her father finds interest in socialism. Adi sees himself playing for the Indian cricket team. The relation between them is real and dealt well. Both the characters have put in well. They stand for each other in every phases of life. With unanticipated twist and turns, the author has made the book very out of the ordinary read. The ripeness of Adi and Radha in each segment was well realized by his writing.
The book was received as part of Reviewers Programme on The Tales Pensieve.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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