Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Shiva Trilogy

The "Shiva Trilogy" is a series of 3-books by author Amish Tripathi.These books are based on the idea "what if Lord Shiva was not a God but a man like us who became a God".....and the way the idea has been presented makes you almost want that to be the case.

In the first book,"The Immortals of Meluha",the character of Shiva has been presented as a Tibetan tribal chief who travels across the mountains and ends up finding himself being considered as the much-awaited 'Destroyer of Evil'.How he finds love,friendship and faces different challengeson his journey makes up for a gripping read.The author has done a real commendable job in creating the characters which are fictional but still in some way relate to the mythological stories we have all been hearing all our lives.

My favourite of course,is the central character of Shiva,who is courageous,just and also tormented by a past incident.But there is a charming attraction to this "Chillum-smoking","What the hell" saying and the drooling in love Shiva:-)

The second book "The Secret of Nagas" starts off where the first one ended and also answers a lot of questions raised in the first book.It also raises a few questions which will be hopefully answered in the third book of the series "The Oath of the Vayuputra".Even in the second book,author Amish has managed to keep the readers engrossed and make it a 'hard-to-put-down' book.The language used for the narrative is also quite clear and its not too difficult to imagine what he is trying to convey.

For an avid book reader like me,it was a delight to read an Indian author coming up with such good writing and I would recommend it to everyone looking for a good read....while I eagerly await the third book of the series.

P.S:Below are the glimpses of the cover pages of the two books,which are equally impressive.


  1. Got to know of this book only few weeks back and after reading the review by a popular reviewer regarding one of the book of the trilogy (I don't remember which one :)), just thought of it as yet another regular book..but now having read your review it sounds interesting :)... So definitely added to my list of nexts :)

  2. Thanks Dear!
    Now I am very much eager to read it :)

  3. u have the books,getting it for me??;-) **ab madam ji apne iss book ko itna accha review diya hain,so hum bhi iss book ko bilkul miss nahin karna chahenge,i am sure it's gonna be totally worth it ;-)

  4. @pinky--Go ahead read it!:)

    @akanksha-it is worth it...i have them at home..