The Rozabal Line covers a lot of ground, literally. It jumps locations and timelines as the events move and the focus keeps shifting.An American priest begins to have some weird visions. Father Vincent Morgan sees visions of Christ's crucifixion, and he also dreams of his own past lives. As he tries to make sense of all this, he makes some startling discoveries.Then, there is an islamic terrorist group. This group consists of 13 members, resembling Jesus and his 12 Apostles. They disperse to unleash acts of destruction that will trigger Armageddon.The plot moves from Ancient India in 3127 BC to India a few centuries before the Christian Era and then to Judea in 26 A.D. It then goes back in time again to ancient Persia, Syria and Egypt. The book jumps back and forth between many eras and many locations around the world. These fast switches actually serve to move the plot forward and help piece together the different threads in the story. The plot keeps coming back to the priest who discovers that Jesus survived the crucifixion, and that he lived in Kashmir in India for several years.The thirteen Islamic terrorists are all linked to Jesus and their chief is actually a descendant of Jesus Christ. Their eventual fate too closely reflects those of Christ and his twelve disciples. The author also weaves in a study of comparative religion. He highlights the predictions of a coming messenger or prophet found in many different cultures. He draws on the aspects of these varied predictions such as the Egyptian myths, the prophecies of the Aztecs, Norse legends and Greek mythology.The Rozabal Line was first published under a pseudonym, Shawn Haigins. After the publication of the novel, it was reported that there was a sudden increase in the number of visitors to the Rozabal shrine in Srinagar.
About the Author
Ashwin Sanghi is an Indian author of thriller fiction.
He is also the author of two other books, Chanakya's Chant and The Krishna Key.
Ashwin Sanghi was born in Mumbai in 1969. He has a degree in Economics from St. Xaviers College. He finished his MBA at Yale School of Management. He is a businessman as well as a writer. All his three books have been bestsellers. It was recently announced that he would be working with James Patterson on a thriller based in India, a part of Patterson's Private series. Forbes India listed him as one of its 100 Indian celebrities.
The book surely adds a new dimension to the story of Jesus.
Tries to connect dots but its a roller coaster, you never know what is the motivation behind acts of the actors.
Mid-way to the book, it may be confusing but grips you so well that you'll be looking towards the end of the story.
Not as gripping as other books by Ashwin, may be because I did not know much about history of Christianity.
A boring book...
The reviews were...wow, so amazing. People were comparing this book with [book:The Da Vinci Code|968] and the author with [author:Dan Brown|630]. I was so tempted to read it.
All the book contained is a collection of myths of different religion which points out that jesus was not killed in the cruxifixion, but lived lived and died in India and supported Sacred Feminine with some more myths.
The book was so confusing. All the myths were connected using a fictious story, who confused me even more. The book would have been good, if it had only the last 25 pages. The last 25 pages of story is what was clear to me, the rest was a pure mess.
It might be used a myth-reference-guide, if didnt have that fictious story through out...
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