Shiva trilogy Book review:
A man becomes a Mahadev, only when he fights for good. A Mahadev is not born from his mother’s womb. He is forged in the heat of battle, when he wages a war to destroy evil. Har har Mahadev
#1 The Immortals of Meluha
Shiva! The Mahadev. The God of Gods. Destroyer of Evil. Passionate lover. Fierce warrior. Consummate dancer. Charismatic leader. All powerful, yet uncorruptible. Quick wit, accompanied by an equally quick and fearsome temper
This book being a mythical fantasy about Mahadev Shiva, it gave 100 percent justice to him. The story depicts in 1900 BC where Shiva was a normal human of flesh and blood like you and me, this very line is enough for anyone to be attracted towards this epic trilogy. It also vividly says the characteristic of Lord Shiva and his beloved Lady Sati. The plot is very clear without much confusions, also gives detailed information about Meluha and its civilization. The author’s attempt to visualize his imagination through his words has been a true success. Every superstitious belief in Hinduism is given a practical explanation like how people could remain immortal with scientific reasoning is a wonder. If you have known the Shiva Story from mythology you could be able to relate to it easily. All these points develop the readers interest to read the book without any interruption. This part of the series has lots of questions among the readers. The ideas of Lord Shiva on wars sequences is brilliant, war has been written effectively. And this part ends with the doubt on Shiva himself which leads to be a good starting for the second book.
When evil reaches epic proportions, when all seems lost, when it appears that your enemies have triumphed, a hero will emerge
#2 The Secrets of the Nagas
Whether a man is a legend or not is decided by the history, not fortune tellers
With lot of unanswered questions in the part 1, the arrival of the second part seems to be great relief for the perplexed readers, well it unveils all the questions you have and arises many more. It discloses the secret of the nagas as suitable to the title. Here the love between Shiva and Sati has been beautifully portrayed, the relationship between Mother and the kids, Brotherhood, on whole their family bond is illustrated heart touchingly. This book reveals many secrets with unexpected twists, it gives the clear view about Shiva’s destiny. Obviously a good sequel.
The opposite of love is not hate. Hate is just love gone bad. The actual opposite of love is apathy. When you don’t care a damn as to what happens to the other person
#3 The Oath of the Vayuputras
It is attachment that makes people forget not only their moral duties but even who they really are
Don’t keep your expectations high it may lead to disappointment. This book has definitely not reached the expectation, in-fact it has let us down. At some point it seems that the main jest of the story has been side tracked. Though this part has painstakingly elaborated about the war and the travel around the country, but you could easily guess what is going to happen next. The appearance of Shiva in this final part is very less and that itself a huge drawback. It elucidate the warrior skills of Kartik and Ganesh. The real hero of this book according to the writing is Sati. The climax’s most awaited war, a final fight by Shiva is amiss. No justification can digest this dissatisfaction. It is more of an anti-climax. Ultimately Sati was Heroic.
The most powerful force in a women’s life is the need to be appreciated, loved and cherished for what she is
“THERE IS NO ‘YOUR GOD’ OR ‘MY GOD’. ALL GODLINESS COMES FROM THE SAME SOURCE. JUST THE MANIFESTATIONS ARE DIFFERENT”
Must read trilogy.