Friday, February 3, 2012

The Secret of the Nagas

Author:         Amish
Published:   2011
Publisher:    Westland Ltd.
Paperback: 414 pages
 

The saga of  Shiva continues in this book which forms the second part of Shiva trilogy., the first being  - The Immortals of Meluha.
Shiva after leading Meluhans to their victory over the Chandravanshis of Swadweep finds that even Chandravanshis like Meluhans revere him and look upon him as a savior. So the real enemies of Meluhans seem to be the Nagas, a mysterious tribe which has carried out guerrilla warfare on Meluhans.
This book is mainly Shiva's hunt for the Nagas with the help of a combined army of Meluhans and Chandravanshis.

The plot is  fast-moving and very imaginative .The characters Kartik, Parasuram, Ganesha and Kali are introduced. And there is a yet another surprise ending to this book (though I had intuitively guessed it).
But unlike the first book, the characters in this book are not well developed, though there was enough opportunity to do so. As a result the book comes down to a level of a slightly above average thriller. 
Nevertheless I found this book a better read than the "Immortals of Meluha" mainly because it has more interesting twists and turns. Look forward to the concluding part of the trilogy which is likely to be released later this year.


Links:
  • The Shiva Trilogy website - Do watch the high quality and professionally produced video trailers of the book available in this website.
  • Read an excerpt from this book.

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2 comments:

Anish said...

Gopi,
I had bought Immortals of Meluha last year based on your review. I bought this one right after reading it. I too liked this better than the first one. Eagerly looking forward to the third and last one.

R. Gopinath said...

Thanks Anish.

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