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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…