The hunt is on. The sinister Naga warrior has killed his friend Brahaspati and now stalks his wife Sati. Shiva, the Tibetan immigrant who is the prophesied destroyer of evil, will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary. His vengeance and the path to evil will lead him to the door of the Nagas, the serpent people. Of that he is certain. The evidence of the malevolent rise of evil is everywhere. A kingdom is dying as it is held to ransom for a miracle drug. A crown prince is murdered. The Vasudevs – Shiva’s philosopher guides – betray his unquestioning faith as they take the aid of the dark side. Even the perfect empire, Meluha is riddled with a terrible secret in Maika, the city of births. Unknown to Shiva, a master puppeteer is playing a grand game. In a journey that will take him across the length and breadth of ancient India, Shiva searches for the truth in a land of deadly mysteries – only to find that nothing is what it seems.
Fierce battles will be fought. Surprising alliances will be forged. Unbelievable secrets will be revealed in this second book of the Shiva Trilogy, the sequel to the #1 national bestseller, The Immortals of Meluha.
About the Author :
Amish Tripathi is an alumnus of IIM (Kolkata) and was a banker before he turned author. The success of his debut book, The Immortals of Meluha (Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy), encouraged him to give up a fourteen year old career in financial services to focus on writing.
Amish is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy. Though Hindu mythology is intermingled with religious beliefs, the author steers clear of creed and worship. His works mainly focus on the Hindu philosophy than Hindu religious beliefs.
Amish Tripathi lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and son Neel. He is presently working on the third book of the Shiva Trilogy, The Oath of the Vayuputras.
1900 BC. In what modern Indians mistakenly call the Indus Valley Civilisation. The inhabitants of that period called it the land of Meluha – a near perfect empire created many centuries earlier by Lord Ram, one of the greatest monarchs that ever lived. This once proud empire and its Suryavanshi rulers face severe perils as its primary river, the revered Saraswati, is slowly drying to extinction. They also face devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis. To make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised and sinister race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills. The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend: ‘When evil reaches epic proportions, when all seems lost, when it appears that your enemies have triumphed, a hero will emerge.’ Is the rough-hewn Tibetan immigrant Shiva, really that hero? And does he want to be that hero at all? Drawn suddenly to his destiny, by duty as well as by love, will Shiva lead the Suryavanshi vengeance and destroy evil? This is the first book in a trilogy on Shiva, the simple man whose karma re-cast him as our Mahadev, the God of Gods.
The book is very nice. No doubt that Amish has proven himself as a great writer. I loved the book while reading it. Some Times I got lost inside the story. I promise that it is the best realism created by any Indian author on a mythical character.
More interesting than the first part
By Kiran Nalawade,
I had thought that the "Immortals" was a bit slow. But, this one is more happening. If you have read the first part, then you should read this one as well. It is far better.
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one of the best indian fiction ever
This book does not only impress us with the amazing storyline but also great writing by the author. The story grabs your interest from the 1st page of the 1st part of the trilogy series. This book just adds to your curiosity. Waiting eagerly for the 3rd book.
By BALPRASHANTH B,
The book is simply great since it provides an identity to Indians.Many of us till now have been under the impression propagated by the West that India was a dark, casteist nation with a history beginning from the Aryan Invasion. Amish has succeeded in unshrouding the truth about India and has scripted the book by fusing fact and fiction in a wonderful way. He has achieved something which certain historians concerned about the grave distortion of India's past, were not able to achieve after attempting for at least a century. The book gives a delightful experience and takes the reader into an ancient world. In a simple and appealing language, the book advocates a superior way of life (as propagated by our ancient seers) for all of us, which is not difficult to achieve provided the whole society works for it. Amish has also written in such a way that a person can easily identify fact and fiction, as well as principles that can be applicable or not in the present society, but nevertheless appreciate the way of life of the ancients truly by getting inspired from their system and ideals and at the same time by getting fascinated about the (supposedly) hypothetical events and thereby driving the readers to check out the possibility of modern scientific implications for the same. In one stroke Amish draws economists, engineers, medical professionals, religious scholars, conservative elders and every other category of people to this book. It is a must read for every Indian and this book has the potential to bring the 'divide and rule' politics played by India's politicians to a grinding halt paving the way for India's prosperity.
A good sequel
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After the hopes created by Immortals Of Meluha this book would definitely take you on the second round.....
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Recommended only if you have read the first part!
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Good read! Gets you further hooked on to the series.. waiting for the last and final part!
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By Gautam Kumar Das,
'The Secrect of the Nagas' is a fair book to read in itself. But compared to its prequel, it seems to fizzle out under the heat of expectations which soared with the success of 'The Immortals of Meluha'. Its like building a structure with Lego blocks. Amish picks up from the abundance myths, characters and traditions from Indian folklore and mixes them as best as he can, to bring out something which I hope is the proverbial 'two steps back' before the third and final part of the Shiva trilogy. Reading it is not a thrill, but just a prerequisite to reading the third book.
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Review: The Secret of the Nagas
By Saumitra Ambegaokar,
Although the book did not match the suspense created in the "Immortals of Meluha", it was a good read. It was a great joy to read the author's version of the great Indian Mythology and his take on some of the facets that seem improbable except for divine intervention.
If you have read the first part, I don't think you should read a review like this for buying the book. All i can say is I will be eagerly waiting for the third installment of the "Shiva Trilogy" - maybe as eagerly as I had for Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows.
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