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Immortals of Meluha (The Shiva Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Amish is a 1974-born, IIM (Kolkata)-educated, boring banker turned happy author. The success of his debut book, The Immortals of Meluha (Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy), encouraged him to give up a fourteen-year-old career in financial services to focus on writing. He is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy, finding beauty and meaning in all world religions. Amish’s books have sold more than 5.5 million copies and have been translated into over 19 languages.
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Today, Shiva is a god. But four thousand years ago, he was just a man. 1900 BC: the once-proud Suryavanshi rulers of the Meluha Empire are in dire peril. The empire's primary river, the Saraswati, is slowly drying up. There are devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis - and to make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appears to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills. The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient prophecy: when evil reaches epic proportions and all seems lost, a hero will emerge...--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- File Size : 14778 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 440 pages
- Publisher : Westland (22 May 2012)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B008593O8S
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #91 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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At first I was hesitant to buy the book thinking that it would contain the same unbelievable fictional aspects where the gods can fly and cure the incurable diseases by their touch. I was blown away by the simplicity of the protagonist. He didn't have any powers, instead he had the skill and intelligence which led to his rise to become a Mahadev.
The story is well narrated with twists and turns of comedy, drama, rage and emotions which leaves you hooked till you read the last chapter and then, the other two books. The characters are well developed making you feel their pain and happiness.
This is the first book of “The Shiva Trilogy” by author Amish.
The trilogy’s other two books are”The secret of Nagas” and “The Oath of Vayuputras“
All the three titles has gained a great popularity in India…
The concept of HINDU god “Lord Shiva” also Mahadev as a common Tibetan is catchy…
This book haves 417 pages consisting 26 chapters
This very first book tells about how Shiva (here a common man) is trying to protect Tribe… And what he does to protect them…
All characters are very well crafted and the character of lord shiva is kept very interesting as the lord Shiva is actually described…
Immortals of meluha also describes the journey of shiva and his tribe to The MELUHA which was earlier living near a holy lake (Lake Mansarovar)
The story is very well crafted… The first book unveils the event of
Mysteriously Shiva’s throat turning blue on the consumption of Soma (a drink for long life and good health).
Realisation by citizen of Meluha and their king that Shiva is the chosen one…
meeting with Sati, daughter of the king of Meluha
A Glimpse of Evil
Now in the journey, a feeble assumption of what evil is and who are evil people is made and shiva acts accordingly.
Now the question is what will happen next…
Is the assumption of true evil correct?
Will shiva be able to find what made his throat turn blue?
Will he able to find and remove evil out of equation?
The book is interesting and indulging… The details of narration complements the beautiful story very well.
Various characters are introduced in the first book well, many are told but kept in suspense…
My opinion : if you just read this first book, you won’t feel how good this story is… I liked the way story is woven… You’ll realise several distributed parts connecting when you read the whole series (well you’ll realise by the second part
There is no character development, poor scripting, no historical research has gone into this I can presume since their are facts that don't match with what's written along with others........
Also Lord Shiva is not an angry God but when he will get angry its the end or so say the Purans but Lord Shiva is perpetually angry in this book, vendetta is raging in his veins, revenge is his middle name and for what......
The most off putting thing for me is for Parvati to be described in a sexual way....its too much for me.
Sorry but not sorry, this is not my type of reading and I will not recommend this.
Book Name : Immortals Of Meluha
No. Of Pages :415 pages
My Ratings : 4.5 🌟out of 5🌟
My View : Om Namah Shivaay , I started reading this book with a feeling that maybe i'd not like this one as i've picked this book once before when it was just launched but i did'nt liked it that time as i was'nt highly into reading books i was more of a tv shows, movie and anime kinda person . But this time after going through first 2 chapters i was deeply engrossed into this book😮😊🌟 . I loved the way Shiva was portrayed In here and i liked the author's keenness to details . The characters apart from Shiva was also given the right amount of time in the book and i loved the portrayal of Sati as a brave warrior princess . I liked how their chemistry moved and took the much needed time which was a positive😍 . I loved how nandi , bhadra later known as Veer Bhadra and Brahaspati😊🙌 . The best part about Amish's writing is how he end each chapter . This book was everything I wanted this book to be and much more 😊😍 It was full of action and the way certain places were described was simply wow 😍😁😮
The overall quality of book is really good. The pages are if good quality and font size and ink is also good.
I recommend this book.
There are other similar books but the quality is not up too the marks.
Top reviews from other countries
It drags a bit - yeah, yeah, he has a blue throat, get on with it. There's a pretty girl involved but no naughtiness, just a bit of Bollywood dancing. The author doesn't describe stuff which is familiar to him, because he knows it - which leaves this outsider scratching his head and wondering what is going on. Sure, it's fiction, but I'm not very keen. There are tedious chunks of philosophy scattered about. Every now and then the translator leaves a hindi word untranslated - angvastram, anyone? Trishul? - which is just irritating.
My test in these things is whether I would buy the next book in the series. No I wouldn't
The story is peopled by characters and places that many who are conversant with the traiditons of India will be well aware of. The use of Hindu philosphical ideas, and of Sanskrit names and phrases is delicately woven into the story with clear expanation of the context.
A good read! Looking forward to the others in the trilogy!