Hello my lovely readers. I have started this blog to share my views on products that I use/used and also promised that I would also talk about my other interests, however I have neglected that section for a while.
So today I thought of sharing with you one of my recent reads. I have started reading the Shiva Trilogy series by Amish, who is a 36 year old, IIM (Kolkata) educated boring banker turned happy author, by the way :P
The Immortals of Meluha is the first part of this Trilogy series.
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I borrowed this book from one my lovely friend and classmate after I read it's snippet on net and was completely hooked on.
ABOUT: ‘The IMMORTALS OF MELUHA’, the first book of the Shiva trilogy is a No. 1 National Bestseller, having sold over 100,000 copies since it’s launch in March, 2010.
It is set in 1900 BC, in what the modern Indians mistakenly call the Indus Valley Civilisation. The inhabitants of that period called it the land of Meluha – a near perfect empire created many centuries earlier by Lord Ram, one of the greatest monarchs that ever lived.
The once proud empire and its Suryavanshi rulers face severe perils as its primary river, the revered Saraswati, is slowly drying to extinction. They also face devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis.
To make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised and sinister race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills.
The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend – ‘when evil reaches epic proportions, when all seems lost, when it appears that your enemies have triumphed, a hero will emerge’.
Is the rough-hewn Tibetan immigrant Shiva, really that hero?
And does he want to be that hero at all?
Drawn suddenly to his destiny, by duty as well as by love, will Shiva lead the Suryavanshi vengeance and destroy evil?
"The Immortals of Meluha" is available online and in bookstores. Two more books are to follow. “The Secret of the Nagas”, book 2 of the Shiva Trilogy, is tentatively scheduled for a mid August 2011 release. The title of book 3 is "The Oath of the Vayuputras".
This was a fun read and in a totally unexpected casual colloquial language gets a good grip on young minds. I have finished this one and now eagerly waiting to get my hands on “The Secret of the Nagas”. You can read the small snippet of the first chapter of this book here.
# I have a question though, why all the IIMites are turning authors nowadays? Last I heard they teach MBA and not literature! Just Kidding! :P
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