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Book Review: The Oath of the Vayuputras

The 3rd book of trilogy is here.. And yes it has the most befitting end to the series…

If you have read  The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas then you definitely might’ve already bought this book by now. If not then what are you waiting for? Buy it!! Others, buy all the three books now!


Fight against evil continues.. Realizing what is evil and how it is dealt with forms the core of the story.

Reader is grasped by the events unfolding. (It is recommended to keep Book 2 nearby, just in case.. :P)

When one uses their imagination rightly to combine archaeology,  history, mythology and science to write a book.. you get a pretty good book to read! That’s just what author has been able to achieve!…

Pace of story is just apt almost throughout, though tends to slow its pace at certain areas.
But then detailing given to the battle sequences (some  are a bit lengthy), locations etc is brilliant.There are instances when reader is elevated to a state of joy, sadness, respect etc., as if he feels for the characters in the book.

There are some lighter moments, some parts that makes you think, some moments even enthralls you, even might give you goosebumps!

Book provides nuances on life, love, human emotions, devotion, principles, faith, courage and so on.

I will definitely appreciate author for his study carried out including historical, geographical and cultural backgrounds of what would have been during those ages. His assumptions and possible scientific reasoning that would’ve been in use, is thought provoking (I didn’t find any problem in relating those comparisons 🙂 ). Religious ideologies of Zoroastrianism and Hinduism is put forward to reciprocate on one’s purpose in life by the author (who have been an atheist for sometime of his life’s journey.)

Mortal beings are subjected to emotions. And in midst of emotions one takes steps that decides his or her fate. Shiva characterization is complete. However Sati steals the show! (hmmm.. Now talk about women empowerment.).

I am not that fully satisfied considering: involvement of “Vayuputras” to the extent that the book’s title reflects; some particular characters were given significance in initial buildup but never reached anywhere; and with the end (author could’ve made it hmm… lets say a bit more thrilling.)

Nevertheless a good read! My Rating: 4/5

For all those who would like to buy the book, buy it quick… and for those who do not intend to buy the book and needs to know the story check-in here

PS: The end cites what Author Amish is possibly planning to write about next… 🙂

PPS: Karan Johar ll ve huge trouble to work out the movie 🙂


Book Review – The Secret of The Nagas

After readingThe Immortals of Meluha, I knew I definitely will have my hands on the sequel.

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When you put in your imagination to bring gods as mortals from a mythology, it’s quite a task and should be well thought of, as some characters are far more fanciful to be human. And the author Amish has done a commendable job. The tales and fables we have heard from our grandparents about Shiva and his ganas is brilliantly “reconstructed differently”.  Author has taken characters and names from Indian mythology given them ‘life’ in this book with intriguing tale and everything seems to connect pretty well. His writing definitely touches the heart.

The writer has an eye for detail; it has a positive and negative effect at times. His language maybe slightly mediocre, but then it connects with the reader. Well words like Meters, Missiles, “Mumbo-Jumbo” riddles, radio waves, accumulator machines, India etc may not really ring a bell for a tale taking place in 1900BC. but should anyone care about those?

As the second book starts from where the first book ends, the chase is on.  While the events in 1st book saw story opening in Mansarovar, then to Meluha and ending in Swadweep; events in this book unfolds itself in Swadweep, through Kashi & Branga and ends in Dandak Forest.

The description & characterisation of the Nagas are lovely. I was really surprised with the turnout of events across “The Lord of the People” and “Naga Queen”. I didn’t really expect it to turn out that way.

The story moves fast and without pause, and is definitely a page-turner. The story is just not about Lord Shiva and his human form. It’s not just the male characters but the female characters that are brought out in strength and reflect them as to why they are well-intentioned to be the goddesses. Equality, Justice, Truth, Loyality, Trust, Conflict of Interest, Ethics etc. are some of the social concepts that come into limelight.

Talking about detailing, I’ll have to contradict my earlier comment at places, since some matters are not discussed further. Eg: The so-called strange Branga Rituals and The Plague that have no further mentions.

If you loved Sati in The Immortals of Meluha, then Anadamayi is sure to capture your attention in this book. Many other interesting characters are also brought to life and do their part.

If you’ve read The Immortals of Meluha, you must read The Secret of The Nagas. And if you’ve not read both the books of Shiva Trilogy and are even a mite interested in Indian Mythology, buy both the books.

My hands will definitely be on Amish’s 3rd book “The Oath of the Vayuputras” when it releases. Looking forward to it.

Overall Rating: 7 /10

PS: One can follow author @amisht

One can read My review of his 1st book: “The Immortals of Meluha”