'Who Burned the Moon?' by Rahul Vishnoi is a fun-filled fantasy thriller with supernatural elements and a superhero. Yep, India's first doctor superhero.
This novel has a superhero, but it's not about him. It's about his best friend—Rehan Saxena. He couldn't even pass class XII, but his mother wants him to become a "dactar". Thanks to a duplicate marksheet, he's sent packing to Lala Purabnath's medical college.
Here Rehan accidentally befriends Namak, who happens to be a superhero in the making. Namak doesn't wear a back-hanging dupatta like Superman, but he does have this kickass-looking burning moon between his tits and he can fly, too (occasionally though). So are you thinking it's pretty cool to have a superhero as your BFF, right?
Namak is an heir to a superpower that Lala Purabnath has been seeking for decades. As Lala discovers his identity, Rehan finds his life stirring into an epic mess that involves gilchis, flesh-eating apes and sex-crazed professors. The legends he previously dismissed are now coming alive.
Dragged through tunnels; thrown down the hostel; forced to participate in the most ferocious blood game of Dimakiya- the Moontrack, Rehan has to pay the price of being friends with a guy whose superhero cherry hasn't popped fully yet.
Can Rehan survive beyond the first week of MBBS-I YR?
'Who Burned the Moon?' moves at a breakneck pace of a thriller and won't let you breathe easy unless you finish it. Rahul Vishnoi has twisted all his neurons and their dusty corner to bring out a book that will not only enthral you with its lovely characters and bullet-like pace, but will also make you want to go back to the college again.
About the Author
Rahul Vishnoi is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist (just another fancy name for a dentist) and works as a Senior Resident in Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. He has bookwormed his way through three decades (OK four) of his life and “Who Burned the Moon?” is his first attempt to shift to the other side of the paper. He prefers the smell of a book to that of grass and decided to write a novel to spite a few people in his life who were mean to him and named all the villains after them (OK that last bit may not be true).