Because of this book, I re-read the first two parts as I had wanted it to be a continuous reading experience. Glad I did! Vijay's character which had an air of mystery in the first two parts was revealed in a layered fashion which was satisfying. Satya, the mysterious first wife and how her death affects him was something which was expressed albeit in concise manner. The book starts with his obsession with Anjali and forcibly marrying her - the only time I kind of not liked him but it was all justified eventually. The only thing I found repetitive was the way climax unfolded.
All in all, an amazing read. While Anirudh and Shiv leave their mark, Vijay's silent brooding and overall character sketch stands out and stays with you long after you've finished reading their stories.