The Secret of the Nagas Today He is a God years ago He was just a man The hunt is on The sinister Naga warrior has killed his friend Brahaspati and now stalks his wife Sati Shiva the Tibetan immigrant who is the prop

  • Title: The Secret of the Nagas
  • Author: Amish Tripathi
  • ISBN: 97893806587
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • Today, He is a God 4000 years ago, He was just a man The hunt is on The sinister Naga warrior has killed his friend Brahaspati and now stalks his wife Sati Shiva, the Tibetan immigrant who is the prophesied destroyer of evil, will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary His vengeance and the path to evil will lead him to the door of the Nagas, the serpent people.Today, He is a God 4000 years ago, He was just a man The hunt is on The sinister Naga warrior has killed his friend Brahaspati and now stalks his wife Sati Shiva, the Tibetan immigrant who is the prophesied destroyer of evil, will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary His vengeance and the path to evil will lead him to the door of the Nagas, the serpent people Of that he is certain The evidence of the malevolent rise of evil is everywhere A kingdom is dying as it is held to ransom for a miracle drug A crown prince is murdered The Vasudevs Shivas philosopher guides betray his unquestioning faith as they take the aid of the dark side Even the perfect empire, Meluha is riddled with a terrible secret in Maika, the city of births Unknown to Shiva, a master puppeteer is playing a grand game In a journey that will take him across the length and breadth of ancient India, Shiva searches for the truth in a land of deadly mysteries only to find that nothing is what it seems Fierce battles will be fought Surprising alliances will be forged Unbelievable secrets will be revealed in this second book of the Shiva Trilogy, the sequel to the 1 national bestseller, The Immortals of Meluha.

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    About "Amish Tripathi"

    1. Amish Tripathi

      Amish is an 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 has most recently written the Shiva Trilogy The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas The Oath of the Vayuputras , which have sold over a million copies in the Indian subcontinent since 2010 The books that he plans to write in the future are also in the areas of mythology history.Amish lives in Mumbai with his wife, Preeti and son, Neel.

    393 thoughts on “The Secret of the Nagas”

    1. It isn't often one comes across a book by an Indian author, with a sequel. It is even rarer when the said sequel might just be better than its predecessor.Tripathi once again delves into Indian mythology and spins a fascinating tale around many of the names heard in tales told at our grandmothers' knees, portraying them as mere mortals. Last left, Shiva was about to launch an attack on the dreaded Nagas to avenge Brahaspathi's death. The book's blurb gives you enough indication, and then some, t [...]

    2. I feel like I just finished reading one of the Star Wars installments. With Shiva as Anakin, Sati as Padme, unexplored regions with strange inhabitants with secrets and continuous travels The book was just too formulaic. That is not to say that it is not a good read - it is just that I was expecting the second book to be better than the first in some ways at least, and quite frankly, it is not.How Amish managed to construct a whole sequel on such a flimsy basic premise is beyond me. (view spoile [...]

    3. The second novel in Amish's Shiva Trilogy series and it steals the show by revealing the most shocking yet pleasant tight-lipped remains of The Immortals Of Meluha. _/\_As I already mentioned, this book is strictly not for those who believe in Lord Ram's ways of ruling, saivism or Shiva Puran and that intrigued me to proceed with the sequel.And it did not disappoint me, not even a bit of it. Shiva seeks justice for the death of his friend Brihaspathi, and as fate unfolds, he travels to Panchavat [...]

    4. YUCKS.!!!!!!!!really.?? did I read it?? I meanriously????This book had been at the top of the list by The Telegraphd I can't believe Telegraph would recommend us to read such a crappy bookt only Telegrapheven one of my friends recommended me this bookI couldn't even read further than 100pagese story matter suckse language suckse writing style sucksnse of humor zero felt like I was reading a book written by a sixth grade studente only thing I get this from the book is how Shiva travels over the I [...]

    5. I still maintain that this book is a great concept. Taking an Indian God like Shiva with multiple facets to his persona and coming up with such an elaborate tale takes a different kind of imagination. Having grown up hearing stories about Gods like Shiva, Vishnu, Rama, Krishna etc curiosity was the one thing that drew me towards the first book in the series. But the curious thing about this book is that even though you want to be surprised and confronted with out of the world conspiracy theories [...]

    6. Amazing Read.Mr Amish starts with a basic idea of 'what if our gods were humans, albeit with super strength and long lives, in the past whose history has now become steeped with myths and legends.' and builds a brilliant story around it.The characters are strong, the plot is well developed and the description is wonderfulI felt mythology come alive all around me!There are many books which use the greek and roman mythology in their plotsI am glad that Mr. Amish has decided to explore our Hindu my [...]

    7. 2.5“The opposite of love is not hate. Hate is just love gone bad. The actual opposite of love is apathy.”And that pretty much sums up my feelings for this book – not love, not hate. Just apathy.It hurts me that I cannot give this book a better rating. All things considered, The Secret of the Nagas deserves at least a three, for the sheer ingenuity of its concept. But my ratings are always based on how intensely a book affects me, and as frustrating as it is to admit, this book did not affe [...]

    8. Actually 4.5 stars.Finally the book is out. For past one year we (and here I can talk about four of us) have been waiting for the release of this book. Checking every month and then on a weekly basis. Its one of the firsts in Mythological fiction in India based on God Shiva. For me Shiva is probably the most maverick of the Trimurti of Gods – Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh – birth, life & death and comes across as someone so un-God like. He is not saintly or perfect, he does not follow rule [...]

    9. I like how the story's been developed in this book. I found some things predictable, but am not complaining about those in any way. Very well written. Again, I couldn't put the book down till I was finished reading it. In some ways, the predictability is because of the fact that, once you're about a third into the book, it hits you that Amish has found this really cool way of retelling tales from Indian mythology; through an engaging, witty and insightful set of stories. You realise that you alr [...]

    10. The one reason, I read through the series, though incomplete, is the very serious romanticized take on a mythological figure. Shiva, one of the most masculine, virile men in Hindu mythology provides the perfect hero to this epical narrative. The story isn’t very great, but is saved by the very magnificent characterization of Shiva. The only thing you, as reader, wants is to see him happily married to Sati, playing the hero, and fighting the bad guys. A major glitch I feel this book has is the [...]

    11. কখনও রোলার কোষ্টারে চড়েছেন? অথবা ফ্যান্টাসি কিংডমের ম্যাজিক কার্পেটে? চড়ে থাকলে বুঝবেন যে যখন আপনাকে খালি এদিক ওদিক ছুড়ে দেয় আর আপনার কিছুই করার থাকে না তখন কেমন লাগে। বইটা পড়তে গিয়ে ও আমার [...]

    12. in spite of not being enamored with the first book, i read the secret of nagas just to satisfy my curiosity of how the author managed to progress the plot in the book 2 of the trilogy. to cut a long story short, im disappointed. in the first book i could see glimpses of screenplay-ish writing and in this one im convinced that this series was written for a movie. maybe even with john Abraham as Shiva. no character in this book is completely evolved, including that of Shiva. as a result, there is [...]

    13. What a franchise!! Though this is not very gripping like the first edition i thoroughly enjoyed reading this books!! As i have said in my review for the first part that one should remove from his mind that shiva is god and proceed reading, then one can enjoy the book!! Author has to be appreciated for coming up with such a brilliant idea and i bow before his thought of fiction blended mythology!! At many places i felt like my hand was trembling with excitement! The starting chapters were not soo [...]

    14. Well Bose and I couldn't resist getting the sequel to The Immortals of Meluha. The first book ended abruptly in midst of a battle which was a clever strategy deployed by the author. But this sequel was worth a shot.The Shiva Trilogy 2: The Secret of The Nagas came with a expanded map of India showing us the territory of the "evil" Nagas.Rarely one comes across a sequel better than its predecessor. And this book can be surely counted as one of them. Every line of the book catapaults into opening [...]

    15. The second book 'The Secret of the Nagas' follows 'The Immortals of Meluha' the first book in the 'Shiva Trilogy' series. A brilliant sequel to the first novel of the Shiva Trilogy. I could not have asked for more. Amish has done a wonderful job to bring out this fast-paced and action packed thrilling ride complete with drama, action, devotion, loyalty, philosophy, spirituality and vengeance spiced up with romance, conspiracy and deception. It took the epic to a new level. Every character in the [...]

    16. Last night, at 10-30, just before my weary head hit the pillow, I felt the need to read, or at least start reading a book. It's nothing unusual, and I'm sure that bibliophiles would be thoroughly acquainted with the feeling, and it's consequences. Although the first book in the Shiva trilogy had ended in quite a cliffhanger, I had refrained from diving into the second book until then. But for some reason, last night I picked up that one. It was 02-30 in the morning when the book was finished. I [...]

    17. Loved it! A fitting sequel to the immortals of meluha and similar to that one, even this part is stopped at a very crucial juncture, to those who have the bad habit of reading the last page of a novel first, do not do so with this one ;)Coming to the story, nothing much that i can talk about it without spoiling the experience for those who are yet to read it. This book eases down on the action a bit and has more of those interesting conversations with the Vasudevs/Pandits. There were a lot of ne [...]

    18. প্রথমটার মতো এতো দুর্দান্ত না হলেও ওভার অল বেশ ভালো লেগেছে।

    19. I liked the first book of the trilogy, Immortals of Meluha, mostly because it was a fun read. It was interesting to see how Tripathi brought in Nandi, Veerbadra and other mythological characters to life. Hence I pre ordered this book.It was a disappointment. Shiva, from being a man confused of his destiny in the first book, becomes an all powerful superhero, almost like Captain Vijayakanth. He never gets hurt, none of his followers get hurt or killed (except for one janakaraj like character), no [...]

    20. the book is dissapointing to say the least,,, the author is in too hurry to declare his character as great,, there plans as marvellous and there actions as something of legendary,, what he lacks is writing,, either he believes that reader to too busy to read the character buildup, or he believes reader would be idiot enough to accept any structure to be divine just because author say it soans what is point of writing it if u not bother to describe it to the full details,,, one of the main strong [...]

    21. Buku ini adalah kisah fantasi yang lengkap. Petualangan ada, mitologi banyak, pertempurannya cukup menegangkan, mengajak merenung juga iya. Lebih dari itu semua, lewat Siwa, penulis mengajak pembaca untuk memandang orang lain tidak dari fisik atau status mereka. Jika kita mau mencoba memahami, selalu ada alasan di balik setiap perilaku buruk maupun baik. Siwa yang Mahadewa saja menghormati setiap orang baru yang dijumpainya, masak kita yang alay gini kok sok suci dan sok benar sendiri. Kisah len [...]

    22. Three and a half stars again- As in the first instalment, it is the plot and the pace that keep one completely engrossed, one wants to keep reading on to see what happens. The plot is very exciting, imaginative, and interesting. But my complaint with the language in the first book continues in this one- it just seems unsuited to the setting and the time- not quite right. Of course, this isn't stopping me from moving on to the final instalment.(review date 10 May 2014)

    23. Finally I picked up this much-awaited sequel to the book ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ and, boy, I wasn’t disappointed. The sequel arrived after I had almost forgotten the plot of its predecessor, but the thrill and adventure, as well as the unique plotline made it all rush back into my brain’s core.The book begins where the previous installment ends – Shiva and Sati chasing their assailant. The adventure that starts at the first page, ends only in the last page, with adrenaline oozing out [...]

    24. Part 2 of the Shiva Trilogy. Shiva continues his journey from Meluha into Swadeep, after managing to broker a peaceful arrangement between the Suryavanshis and Chandravanshis. He then shifts his focus to what he considers a common threat, and a fount of evil - the Nagas. His search for the Nagas takes him into the Chandravanshi kingdoms and brings him in touch with various populaces who have ties with the Nagas. As the book progresses, events force Shiva to reconsider his belief in the Vasudevs [...]

    25. The second Novel of Amish Tripathi. This is a very serious romanticized take on a mythological figure.Shiva the god of god, a virile man in Hindu mythology provides the perfect hero to this epical narrative. At last shiva married to Sati, this is only matters to read this book. mythology provides the perfect hero to this epical narrative.

    26. Fiuh! Akhirnya kelar juga. Tenang gak bakal ngasih secuil review tentang isi buku di sini. Bahaya spoiler terlalu gede soalnya. Jadi cukup percaya saja ya, buat pecinta adegan action, setidaknya ada 7 adegan pertempuran di buku ini. Buat pecinta romance, ada satu romance unyu menanti. Buat penyuka dialog-dialog filosofis, buku ini luber deh. Nah, jika kalian penyuka misteri, jangan khawatir. Ending-nya cliffhanger. Jelas bikin penasaran kan? Yuk baca edisi Indonesianya awal taun depan ;)Btw cov [...]

    27. this was a good book to read during free timeThough some chapters seemed out of the flow but nearing the end,it all starts to connect.If one thinks that this book is the end and there is nothing twisty aheads time to think againe oath of vayuputras is gar beyond what you expect.even though its fatter than others and has way too many chapters but I hope its worth a readFrankly,the immortals of Meluhas was more captivating than the secret of the nagas for me.:)

    28. Stuffed with thrill, adventure and action, the sequel takes you deeper in the Shiva trilogy that gets better and better. The Secrets of the Nagas are really intriguing and give you more than what you’re seeking.

    29. As good as or rather even better than the first part recommended for all hindus Discover the actual facts(actually fantasy) in Hindu mythology

    30. Now this one was better than #1. The last chapter for me was a bit of an anticlimax since I knew it would go this way all along. But the new characters (spoiler alert) of Ganesha and Kali were a great spin on traditional myth. This is a well-imagined universe with mostly palatable ingredients. Naming the Branga (Bengali) character Bappiraj was slightly cheesy. The character's plump figure and fascination with gold jewelry didn't help much either. Good stuff all in all.

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