Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Secret of The Nagas

Rating: 4/5









Title: The Secret of the Nagas
Author: Amish Tripathi
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Historical
Pages: 414
Publisher: Westland
ISBN-13: 9789381626344




I ordered this book on Flipkart and couldn't wait to get my hands on it! As soon as it arrived, I had it covered (the snake on the cover scares me!!) and dug into it – pronto!

The story starts off where the previous book, The Immortals of Meluha, had concluded.  Shiva succeeds in saving Sati from the hideous Naga who killed his dear friend Brahaspathi back in Meluha. The story moves forward with the introduction of several new characters. Amongst the primary ones is Sati’s sister Kali – The Queen of the Nagas. Sati gives birth to Karthik but soon discovers that her elder son, Ganesh, is still alive and that he is none other than the Naga who has been following her from Meluha. Shiva reaches Branga, where he hopes to find some clue about the Nagas. There he realizes that due to a plague in Branga, they rely heavily on the Nagas to provide them with a miraculous medicine that cures all. Shiva and his troop, together with Kali, then journey to Panchavti, the Naga capital to find out the greatest secret of the Nagas. For eight long months they travel through dense forests and are about to reach the capital when they are attacked. When Shiva finally reaches Panchvati, he sees something that completely stuns him.

I finished this book in a personal record time of 24 hours! It was impossible to tear myself away from it. If you have read the first book, The Immortals of Meluha, then this one would be more interesting. I found the second one more interesting than the first, although I wouldn’t mind reading them both again! There are very few books that I can read for a second time, and this series is definitely one of them. So, until The Oath of Vayuputras (the third book in this series) releases, its re-reading time!

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