The Shiva Trilogy by Amish for me will always represent that whiff of freshness that stormed the Indian literary scene that was nearly choking with louveeee in 2010! I have read the three  books over the years, in the respective year’s of their releases, and that was way before The Tales Pensieve was conceptualized. That realization and an idea prompt of my best  friend has propelled this all in one review of the series.
In Meluha, in a bizarre incident the life enhancing connotation somras ends up giving Shiva a blue throat and with it the awe of all Meluhans. Sati related to Nagas while Shiva believes that he will find evil when he reaches the Nagas! Meanwhile memories haunt Shiva, nightmares of separation from each other trouble both him and Sati and strategies are getting foiled by a rock steady opposition. If you love reading, if you can read English, then this series which will for sure go down in the history of Indian literature as a trend changer must be read!
While the whole Vayuputras craze was prevalent  amongst readers in February 2013 (the month of release of the third and final book of the series) I did realize while talking to a few semi-reader friends that while a lot of us many be gung-ho about the series, an even bigger lot of them had heard about the series lately, mostly after that 5-core deal the author signed for his next series.
He hates the frequent fights he and his tribe fight by the holy lake Mansarovar for mere existence. Since Harry Potter I have not waited for a book sequel this bad and never for one from an Indian writer. While Shiva is waiting for the special ships that will take him to Branga (as you cannot enter Branga just like that because of their advanced technological fortifications on the rivers) to be built, his and Sati’s son – Kartik is born. As a reader when you have loved a series, lived with the characters, imagined them come alive as you transverse through the pages, concluding part are words that evoke mixed feelings. The greatest strength of the writer and the biggest positive of the series is its creativity. Not because of the narrative style but because of the one lacuna that is the bane of high research involving books – Information overload.
Inspite of the drag you cannot take the magic of Shiva Trilogy or Amish’s storytelling away from it. The Immortals of Meluha – the prequel to this book by Amish had blown away my mind with a tale within the tale that we all know and so Nagas was completed within two days!

Shiva and Sati give the Naga a tough chase but he escapes but leaves behind a gold coin that leads Shiva to the kingdom of Branga, situated in eastern India at the confluence of rivers Brahmaputra and Ganga.
After which Shiva leaves for Branga with his team and Sati stays back in Kashi to help the king fight against lion killings in the kingdom. Whenever a new character is introduced the story that you grew up on comes to the mind and then the connection between the characters in your mind and the book comes up. The excitement of getting answers to all the questions raised in the earlier parts of the series but a sense of loss too.
All ablaze with fury, exhibited in the fire around him, taking aim with the Pinaka as India burns. The kingdom of Branga being somewhat hostile to Ayodhya, Shiva and Sati go to Kashi, which has a reputation of being a patient city to all people and thus houses a colony of Branga’s too.
On reaching Branga, Shiva finds out that the Branga’s are in alliance with the Nagas for the sake of the medicine and till Branga is not able to make that medicine on its own the alliance will have to continue. But I would still say the cover of The Immotals of Meluha is what takes the cake.  The story takes off from Panchavati where it concluded in The Secret of the Nagas.
Battle lines are being drawn up on both ends, loyalties are getting divided on both sides and India is gearing up to witness a god’s battle against evil.
He took tales that most Indians have grown with, gave them an earthy, logical twist, added some well researched dash of history put in a rockstar god as the protagonist and lo and behold he has the country hooked to his tales and that has got him the rating here.
Amish in this one could not control the needed & not needed bit in the story and parts of the story has portions that could have been done without.
Meluha is seeking immigrants and its commander Nandi is at Mansarovar seeking Shiva’s alliance. The one who will lead the suyavanshis to victory against their arch rivals chanravanshis who have stooped low enough to even recruit the brutal, evil assassins – the nagas. He also gets to know that apart from the Nagas only one man can make those medicines – a Bandit by the name of Parashuram, who kills anyone who tries to come near his part of the jungle. Shiva finally knows the name of the evil though not the face of the evil’s protector and Shiva’s nemesis.
He also meets the beautiful Sati who is ordained to a life of loneliness by the perfect rituals of the perfect society in the perfect kingdom.

Shiva’s entourage after much bloodshed wins over Parashuram’s army and he readily surrenders the medicine recipe to Shiva when he learns that HE IS the Neelkanth.  Shiva also learns that Parashuram is a Vasudev pandit (shiva’s guides and philosophers) and his story from a pandit to a bandit is what changes Shiva’s perception about the Nagas.
The legend of the Neelkanth continues and truth has been shown to him but he is the one who needs to decide – what is evil. You see a considerable upward movement in the complexity of his language as the series has progressed. Divodas, the chieftain of the Branga’s in Kashi as a thanksgiving for saving his people gives a medicine to Ayurvati, which has miraculous effects, and Parvateshwar is revived and starts recovering well.
While in Kashi, Sati goes to fight the pride of lions that were killing villagers with a group of soldiers. You will like it if you are a mythology fiction fan but you will love it only because you are a Shiva Trilogy fan. While in The Immotals of Meluha the language was plain and simple, it started getting knotty in The Secret of the Nagas and with this one he definitely has moved on to a higher plain. Ayurvati informs Shiva that the medicine had herbs that are only found in Panchavati, the capital of Nagas. While there she miscalculates the number of lions in the pride and she is nearly killed under the attack when a group of Nagas come to her rescue. Shiva travels to the distant Pariha – the land of the Vayuputras – leaving behind Sati, Ganesh, Karthik, Kali and the allied forces. I see this book pretty much poised to take on the global, traditionally English speaking readers.
Divodas informs Shiva that the Branga’s are yearlong affected by plague and need medicines that only the Nagas make to keep alive and that is why Branga’s and Nagas are ally’s. After the rescue operation the leaders of the Nagas a women who looked exactly like sati but with deformations and a man, again deformed claims to be related to her. The picture is clearer than ever to Shiva and he finally decides to battle the evil and its protectors head on.

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