What would you do if you found out that everything you knew about your life was a lie? What if all the myths and folklore you grew up with—deities pitting good against evil, the avatar whose coming foretells the end of the world—turned out to be reality? What if there really was a boy who could bridge the worlds of gods and humans because he carries the rare biological marker called “the god gene”? And what if, one day, you find out that you are that boy? Based on Hindu mythology, its pantheon of deities including Vishnu and Shiva, and the Dashavatara narrative, and inspired by the Underworld series, The God Gene Chronicles is an alternate world where myth and lore lay the foundations of history. A world where gods walk freely on an earth overrun by thugs. A world that waits desperately for the last incarnation of Vishnu to return to earth as the protector. A world about to be changed by a long dormant marker in the blood of a rare few—the god gene, where heaven and earth intersect in the form of a boy who may just be the saviour the world has been waiting for.
28 April 2018
Imagination, suspense, myths, drama, exotic settings -- this book has it all. Hopefully there will be a follow-up.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Projesh Banerjea lives in Abu Dhabi where he works as an investment professional by day and dreams of superheroes by night. Having long since accepted he’s not quite equipped to join the ranks of the latter, he’s now content to conjure up stories about them.
He grew up in Calcutta and has previously lived in London and New York. His academic pursuits have taken him to DePauw University, for undergraduate studies in mathematics and economics, The London School of Economics, as a Jack Kent Cooke graduate scholar in economic history, and the University of Oxford for an Executive MBA. He is a passionate foodie as well as an avid reader of comic books, graphic novels and Indian mythology.