The Secret of the Nagas

amish_tripathi_20130318Author: Amish Tripathi

Genre: Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Westland Ltd.

Catalog Reference: ISBN 978 93 80658 79 7


Popularity: National Bestseller

Appreciations Received:
Shashi Tharoor – “Compelling narrative style”;
Anil Dharker – “Furious action jumps off every page”
Rashmi Bansal – “the sequel I’ve been waiting for”
Hindustan Times – “With his book, the second part of the Shiva Trilogy [The Secret of the Nagas], [Amish] seems to be taking a walk in [Dan] Brown’s shoes.”
The Sunday Guardian – “In “The Secret of the Nagas”, the author tells the story well, tying up seemingly loose ends and tangents into a tight plot.”
The Hindu – “It’s clear that [The Secrets of the Nagas] has struck a chord with Indian readers.”
Outlook- “[…] a gripping tale that combines lots of action with deep yet accessible philosophy. Amish does not disappoint. […] The Secret of the Nagas is furiously packed with action and intrigue and leaves the reader guessing.”

“The Secrets of the Nagas” is the second novel of the “Shiva Trilogy” written by Amish Tripathi.

I liked the sequel as I liked “The Immortals of Meluha”. Not just because of the gripping storyline, or the tight suspense, but also because of some small small piece of thought which all of us know but tend to forget in our day to day life. Some basic truths which builds our life’s foundation yet the routine struggle of our life makes us overlook these truths and thereby getting ourselves more confused.

Amish has been very successful in portraying Shiva as a human rather than a god. He is hot head, passionate, sensitive, emotional and above all cares for those who ever has come across his life’s journey.

I personally liked two piece of thought very much…

“Search for Good. And you shall find Evil as well. The greater the Good, the greater the Evil.”

“… the opposite of love is not hate. Hate if 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.”

Some people might find that in some parts of the novel Amish had been too much inclined towards philosophies of life; I also felt a little so; but again, whatever he has mentioned these are the things that are basic building blocks of our lives. We otherwise don’t find much time to revise these truths. If a novel could remind us all these once again, then I don’t mind much… hope you will also not mind. :)

Feeling curious enough to read the novel, then go get your copy! Happy Reading. . . :)

Price: US $ / $ CAN
But I bought it from Flipkart at INR 295/- (some discount offer was going on)

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