Secret of the Nagas - Amish

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                                                     Side profile of a man standing in water and holding a snake in his left hand, which has its head raised towards the front. The man’s face is in shadow, but his throat appears bright blue in color. He wears a tiger skin and on his shoulder, scars are visible.
Author- Amish
Best sellers- Immortals of Meluha

Synopsis (from book cover)

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 prophesied destroyer of evil, will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary. His vengeance will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary. His vengeance and the ppath to evil will lead him to he door of the Nagas, the serpent people. Of that he is certain.
The evidence of the malevolent rise of evil is everywhere. 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 triology, the sequel to the Immortals of Meluha

Excerpts:
"Ugly, aren't I?" whispered the Naga, his eyes wet, teeth gritted.
"What? No!" cried Sati, controlling her shock at seeing a Naga. How could she insult the man who had saved her life. "I'm sorry. It's just that I.."
"Is that why you abandoned me?" whispered the Naga, ignoring what Sati had said. His body was shaking, his fists clenched tight.
"What?"
"Is that why you abandoned me?" Soft tears were rolling down the Naga's cheeks. "Because you couldn't even bare to look at me?
Sati stared at the Naga, confused. "Who are you?"
"Stop playing innocent, you daddy's spoilt little girl!" shrieked a strong feminine voice from behind.
Sati turned and gasped.

Maithili Speak:
The second book of Shiva Triology begins from where the first one ended. Shiva is seeking revenge for the cruel death of his friend Brahaspati. He wants to kill the Naga who is now stalking his wife Sati.
After making the blunder of entering the war with Chandravanshis, Shiva is more careful this time. He doesn't want to get into war with the Nagas without checking the facts. Could it be that Nagas are not the bad people as they have been potrayed?  Shiva leaves behind his wife Sati and young son, for his search of the truth.
Meanwhile Sati is in Kashi, where is discovers the truth of the Nagas. She is shocked to know that her twin sister is the Queen of Nagas and her first child ,which she thought was dead, is alive!
Unknown to Shiva, a game is being plotted. Daksha is bringing large amounts of Somras which he insists should be given to Kartik- Shiv and Sati's son.
Lot of subplots are going around. Kritika and Ayurvati are keeping a secret. The oath of Vayuputras is to be revealed.
The book ends with Shiva entering the Dandak forest with the help of Nagas. Their retinue is attacked with Daivi astra, the weapons of Rudra which had been banned. Who is behind the attacks?
The book reveals only what the title is about- Secret of the Nagas.
The book leaves you wanting for more. Too sad that the wait will be long. The third book is still being written. Can't wait for the ultimate!
Once again intelligent building of story and amazing weaving of fiction into the mythology.

Rating : 3.8 on 5.. I wish a few more plots were unveiled.

Price: Rs 295/-

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  1. I found the book to be too predictable! but nonetheless looking forward to the final installation :) good review!

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  2. whoa!! the war of the gods is on!!

    though i haven't read it yet...it looks like i have to real soon.

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  3. It was amazing! People told me this wasn't as good as the first one, but I feel Amish has really done a brilliant work in coming up with Shiva Trilogy. :D :D

    Very Nice Review Maithili!!! Can't wait for the third part!! :D

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  4. yes the book was little predictable..but still an amazing read .. desperately waiting for the final book !

    @FL : do read it,, its an easy one to finish ..

    @Maithili : you chose an excerpt which might reveal a plot in the book .. apart from that.. i loved the review..

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