Summary : 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 saviors.
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 : I started reading this book one afternoon and finished reading in around 8 hours with breaks for work, food etc, and that speaks a lot about the book. The Guardian Angel emotionally transports you into the worlds of Adi and Radha who live in an almost parallel universe. The book makes for an engrossing read as you flip pages one after the other and feel the love, pain, insecurities, dreams, ambitions, friendship of the 2 protagonists, which spans two decades.
The story narration alternates between Adi’s account and Radha’s writings in her diary. The story progresses with a right pace as Adi and Radha grow from children to teenagers to adults. Though they are from 2 distinct worlds, Adi being a son of a rich businessman and Radha a believer of social justice et al, they have different ideologies, but they are connected to each other and are there for each other whenever one is in trouble or pain like guardian angels. The language is crisp and flows smoothly.
This is Rohit’s fourth book. The author proves himself as a writer of both depth and maturity. Quite a few times, as I was reading the book, I stopped and absorbed and it provoked deep thought in me.
The editing of the book could have been a bit tighter and the length of the book could have been reduced to 250 pages.
In conclusion, I enjoyed reading this book, the pace of the plot is smooth, the characterizations are spot on and the dynamics leave you breathless. I would love to see The Guardian Angels as a movie too.
Rating : 3.75/5