Metamorphing by Kunal Pancholi

28THAPRIL, 2000: Flight No. 9x4876 bound to Srinagar has crash landed into the Everest Base camp. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the flight mysteriously went off the radar for few minutes and missed its landing. All passengers are feared dead… except for three bodies that are yet to be recovered. 
 8THDECEMBER, 2050:This, without doubt is the most gruesome murder in recent times. Early this morning, an unidentified woman was found mutilated at the western gates of the abandoned Victoria Terminus Station in Mumbai. Authorities report her head was … well … semi-decapitated and she was drained of all her blood. The shocking part - the crime scene was devoid of any signs of blood spatter… 
 ROHAN: He was shorter than the shortest girl in school; he had to be ahead in the game! 
RUDRA:A man without a past, coaxed into a murder investigation; will he ever grasp the true nature of the crime? 
A thrilling tale about two men bound by an untraceable yet undeniable fate - One running away from his past, another unaware of his own.

My views: A book that opens to a scene of a guy who has lost his memory has presented a mystery before the plot reveals itself. Add to it , a murder mystery and another guy who mysteriously re appears after 5 years with unexplainable powers. Can it get any better ? It does. Kunal Pancholi makes it better with adding to this mix set of events that take the story forward and maintain the awe of the characters in all ways. 

While Rudra struggles with his past , he gets involved in a murder investigation on which life of an innocent guy depends. He has no clue except a gut feeling to go on with what he finds and observes around. A man trying not to know his past as much as deciding his future. 

Rohan should be happy to return alive from a crash where no one survived but he returns too late perhaps. His love has married some one and the world no longer interests him. Joining a course on criminology keeps him intrigued as well provides him another shot at life and relationship. 

But sometime, the choices we make are too hard to comprehend. Even after the consequences take us back.

This is a brilliant tale of how people are bound as much by fate as choices. A wonderfully written sci-fiction / fantasy fiction from Kunal. 

PS : I hope and guess there is another book about these characters because the last chapter opened a whole lot of scenarios and questions for me.

Rating : 4/5 

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