book review: The Curse of MAGDALA

Author: Col. Ashutosh Kale

The cryptic orders of Queen Victoria Empress of India In December 1867 said, “Break the chain”. What began as a capture of Ethiopian Emperor Twedros to subjugate his Abyssinian Empire, turned into a Mayhem of epic proportions. Spearheaded by the British forces the campaign led to death, desecration and looting of ancient treasures, particularly the Church. This mayhem unleashed a curse.

Generations later the death and the prophecies continue to the utmost chagrin of a group of youngsters in London involved in the movement for the return of the Ethiopian treasures.

It is discovered that 150 years later the evil is still alive and it possesses the families of those involved in the carnage. The story talks about the horrors that unfold in the wake of the curse looming over their heads and how they discover the secrets unknown to us.

the last line in the book, ‘Karma will fix it’ gives the final shivers.

THe book is a journey traversing centuries filled with the spine-chilling horrors that have gone down in history unknown to mankind.

The author has beautifully blended the events of the past with those unfolding in the present. This part of Ethiopian history wasn’t known beyond the lores. The author has made a commendable effort to bring it all to light. It makes the reader sit back and think if all the quest for power was worth the bloodshed. So much that the future generations are still paying for the sins of their forefathers?

A must-read if you are a fan of historical fiction and horror!

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