The Final Chapter…


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It’s been a while.                                                          ft

Today we give you a review of the most awaited book of the year the 3rd book in the Shiva Trilogy ‘The Oath of the Vayuputras’ by Amish.
(Review written by a reader Niharika k)

 There is  Good and Evil in all of us…

You will be at the edge of your seat while reading the book as each chapter will grip you, surprise you and even alter your thinking..
Fans of the first 2 Books are definitely not going to be disappointed by this 600 Pages long book where Secrets are revealed (Nagas), Revelations made (Somras), War to be waged (good vs evil), Sacrifices to be made (Devagiri) and Legacies to be saved (Vayuputras).   Hope we havent given out too much…?

As seen in the first 2 books Shiva the great warrior who travels across various kingdoms with his love Sati by his side in the search of evil and how he is often perplexed on his destiny of being the Great Neelkanth. The journey of the warrior turned God comes to its final end in this gripping Saga..

The most simplest and greatest question the book talks about is What is Evil?
Is it what is described as evil by everyone else without having to quesion the very existence of it?
Or can  too much of good become evil.. ?
These quesions continue to haunt Shiva from the very begining.

Amish’s writing though simple yet very picturesque takes you through the beautiful lands of Branga, Ayodha, Mrittikavati,Devagiri and the scenic sights of the land of Vayuputras. The battle scenes and strategies described are truly epic in nature.

We have always seen the character of Shiva who is strong like a warrior, weak with the heart of a lover and searching his life’s purpose. He smokes, he drinks, he sings, he dances, he romaces and his agitation is what keeps readers intrigued throughout the series.

The complexity of relations increases in this book. We witness several strong bonds and relationships in the third part which are continously put to test and how they each survive their agnipariksha is truly riveting and heart wrenching.One particular scene where Parvateshwar has to chose between the love for his country and the love for his god undermines his strong character who changes his beliefs but not his duty and loyalty.
Ganesh who was ealier seen bereaved finds comfort and solace in his new family especially with his brother Kartik. The strong brotherhood between Kartik and Ganesh is articulately written in moments of war, pain and sacrifices.

When the people elect the king of the country and when the king of the country is corrupt, the people are also corrupt. A line that truly applies to the changing times of  today where we continously question our governmet and reforms. Alot of the philosophy written by the author hints at the current scenarios and the belief systems of our society at present which will definately get you thinking

The true hero of this book is not Shiva but his courageous wife Sati. A mother, a daughter, a wife and a warrior she is the heart and soul of the book. Strong willed and detrmined she leaves you with a myriad of emotions till the very end. At times you will find the book slow paced, at times you will be marvelled by details of the historical facts, scientific and geographical explantions (facts or fiction you decide) mentioned or you wont be able to keep the book down as the very end will defy everything.

The writer has truly written 3 great pieces of historical fiction for everybody and as we all are keen to know what will he be writing next you gotta  read this book as there might be a small hint on what he might be writing next..

Giving it 4 out of  5 stars for its simple yet epic writing and insipiringly humane characters.   Do drop in your comments.

Har Har Mahadev  

 

 

Publisher: Westland Books

Price:Rs 350  

 

Signing off for now..

 

Until next time Geeks

 

Happy Reading!

 

Crossword Bookstores

‘The Journey of a Man becoming a Mahadev’


Welcome back Book lovers and its been a while.                                                          

Since we have got many request from our fans to interview the IIM Grad, Banker turned bestselling author..

So here we go..

So what do the fans want to know about Amish??

The author who gave us Sati’s scintillating moves and Shiva infectious flirtations , is a simple and cool guy to hang out with it. A Devout husband and family man he stands by the deep saying from his book ‘“The most powerful force in a woman’s life is the need to be appreciated, loved and cherished for what she is.”

Amish is one of those authors who will woe you with his simple charm and his indepth storytelling abilities.

One of our favorite quotes from the book is ‘“A man becomes Mahadev only when he fights for good.”  Doesn’t it make you ponder in today’s (Kalyug) times.

His books are a complete page turning adventures and will keep you glued to the very end.

He is on our top 10 bestseller list for the last year and a half .

Known for his shyness and his passion to decode history, he is the man who brought Shiva back to an era which needed to believe that a God can be a simple man who by his actions and deeds became a supreme being.

Currently Amish is also a Nominee For The Economist Crossword Book Award 2011- Popular Category.

Read more from his interview.

1.       Your books have been loved by  millions of readers and it has continued to stay on our bestseller lists now for more than a year , How do you feel at this moment when you are just months away from the release of your 3rd Book?

It still feels surreal at times, that I am an author, this is all thanks to Lord Shiva’s Blessings. ButI am quite happy with where I am today.

2.       What are some of comments that you get from your fans and readers on your upcoming book?

Nothing scary.But I am posed with just few simple questions like..

‘When the hell is the 3rd book going to come?? End of the Year!!!’

3.       Would you reveal a small juicy and interesting para or lines for us from the 3rd book?

(Laughing with a smirk on his face)

Evil will be taken out of the equation.

4.       Would you continue to write on Mythology as a core Genre?

All my books are based on history which has been my life long passion and there is always philosophy at the core of it. Facts and history  intrigue me and I guess I will keep writing on mythology and history. One of the biggest influences in my life was my grandfather who was a priest in Benaras. My parents were also deeply religious and their thoughts impacted me. I have  been  a voracious readers of history books and I guess I have drawn  from them.

5.       Your Favorite pass time?

Reading of-course.i mainly read Non fiction Books. I read ‘Breakout Nations by Ruchir Sharma and thought it was fabulous. I do love the Mahapurana’s by Deepali Debroy and the Principal Upanishad’s by Allen Jacob.

6.       In The Movie version of Immortals of Meluha who would you pick to play as Shiva & Parvati?

You would have to wait and find out .

7.       All-time favourite character or Supper hero ..

Mahatma Gandhi

8.   If you weren’t an  author or a corporate biggie what would you be..

A Historian

9.   An interesting and fun fact about you..

I am not a very interesting person. The Only interesting thing is I dated just  one girl for all my life and bee with her for 20 years now.(wife Preeti Vyas)

 10. Your sentiments on getting nominated for the Popular award?       

It’s an Honour indeed. I thank Crossword Bookstores and all my readers for making this happen. My readers will decide if I will win or not this year.

 

Publisher: Westland Books

Price: Rs 295

To Vote for him  for the Popular Award click here http://goo.gl/1BE9g

 

Signing off for Now..

Until Next Time Geeks

Happy Reading!

Crossword Bookstores.