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The Oath of the Vayuputras

Rating: 4/5

Title: The Oath Of The Vayuputras
Author: Amish Tripathi
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Historical
Pages: 600
Publisher: Westland
ISBN-13: 9789382618348

This is the third book in the Shiva Trilogy series. The author has somehow managed to put good, if not perfect, finishing touches to his masterpiece. It is understandably a challenge to end a fantastic series such as this, with an equally fantastic conclusion.

Shiva is in Panchvati with his entourage, just recovering from the surprise attack when he discovers that Brahaspati is still alive. When Brahaspati explains the ill effects of Somras, Shiva realizes the weight of his responsibilities as a leader. Shiva and his followers ultimately decide that Meluha, the primary location of the Somras, has to be destroyed. The plan is executed with the help of the Vayuputras, who finally have an introduction in the story. Meanwhile, Daksh plans a strategy to bring his daughter, Sati, back and at the same time terminate Shiva and his troops. Is …

Best Kept Secret - The Clifton Chronicles #3

Rating: 4/5

Title: Best Kept Secret
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 381
Publisher: Pan Macmillan India
ISBN-13: 9781447231172

A long awaited sequel to 'Sins of the Father', this book continues the Clifton saga. The vote of the Lord Chancellor enables Giles Barrington to inherit his father's fortune but Harry is glad nevertheless to have Emma back in his life. Emma, with the help of Derek Mitchell, begins her search for the little girl who allegedly was her father's illegitimate child and adopts her. Sebastian, Emma's and Harry's son, is more than happy to have a sister whom he affectionately looks out for. Meanwhile, Giles gets busy with the General Elections to save his seat in the House of Commons but he is in for a nasty surprise when he finds out that his old nemesis, Alex Fisher, is contesting against him.

Seb and his friend Bruno finish school and are awaiting a scholarship from Cambridge when Bruno's father, Don Pedro Martinez - a defrauder, o…

Best Kept Secret is up for Pre-order

Jeffrey Archer's third book in the Clifton Chronicles series is up for pre-order on Flipkart. It is scheduled to release by the end of March 2013.

Gently Falls the Bakula

Rating: 3.5/5

Title: Gently Falls The Bakula
Author: Sudha Murthy
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 169
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143103776

Mrs. Murthy continues to influence as far as her stories are concerned. After reading 'Dollar Bahu' and 'Mahashweta', I just had to get my hands on this one. It is almost like drug!

Shrimati and Shrikant are neighbours who have known each other since childhood but because of some family enemity, they are hardly on talking terms. They are the top students of their school and when Shrikant confesses his love for Shrimati, she is ecstatic and marries him leaving her dreams and ambitions behind. Shrimati was always interested in history but leaves it all to become the dutiful and caring wife. But as Shrikant climbs the corporate ladder, he hardly finds time for his wife and Shrimati helplessly realizes that her life is slowly getting empty without her love for Shrikant and her love for history.

The story is similar to 'Mahash…

The Sins of the Father - The Clifton Chronicles #2

Rating: 4/5

Title: The Sins Of The Father
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 384
Publisher: Pan Macmillan India
ISBN-13: 9781447209225

I cannot believe I forgot to write the review of this amazing sequel to the Clifton Chronicles! Having realized that, I will quickly get down to it.

The story continues from where Mr. Archer left it dangling ( that is so unfair to us readers!) in 'Only Time Will Tell'. Harry Clifton assumes the identity of Tom Bradshaw but soon realizes his mistake when he is arrested for murder. Sefton Jelks, an acclaimed lawyer of New York, tricks him and Harry is tried and sent to jail. Inspite of being his only way out of this mess, Harry wouldn't reveal his true identity to defend Emma.

On the other hand, Emma gives birth to Harry's son. When she visits Maisie, Harry's mother, she notices an unopened letter with Harry's handwriting on it. She travels to New York assuming that Harry is still alive.Giles Barrington, Emma's brother, i…