The Secret of the Nagas By Amish Tripathi
About the Author
Amish Tripathi is a 36-year-old, 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. He believes there is beauty and meaning in all world cultures and religions. The Secret of the Nagas is the second book of the Shiva Trilogy. Amish lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and son Neel. He is presently working on the third book of the Shiva Trilogy, The Oath of the Vayuputras.
About The Book
The fabled Neelkanth, Shiva, is faced with his greatest challenge. He is forced onto a path of vengeance where nothing is as it seems, in The Secret of The Nagas (Shiva Trilogy). The hunt is on for a mysterious naga assailant who has taken the life of one of Shiva’s close associates and now preys on his wife. This thirst for revenge will bring him face to face with the truth behind the mysterious nagas.
The nagas are a deformed race of warriors with exceptional fighting skills, whose motives are hidden. They play a central role in a conspiracy that has brought a once mighty kingdom to its knees. And if Shiva is to break the deadlock, he must travel deep into hostile territory, where he will face a deadly adversary.
At Kashi, Shiva’s wife, Sati, who has recently given birth to their child, stays behind to help the King with an entirely different kind of battle. As Shiva’s journey takes him away from her, she will uncover a secret that will change both their lives forever. Will Shiva and Sati’s marriage survive, when the line between friend and foe becomes blurred?
With a plot that picks up right where the previous book left off, The Secret of The Nagas (Shiva Trilogy) takes you on an exciting roller coaster ride through this epic re-imagination of Indian mythology. The book was published in 2012 in paperback.
This is the much anticipated sequel to the #1 national bestseller The Immortals of Meluha.
Read about characters from childhood folk tales as well as never before seen characters, fresh from the author’s imagination.
The Secret of the Nagas is the second book of Amish Tripathi, second book of Amishverse, and also the second book of Shiva Trilogy. The story takes place in the imaginary land of Meluha and narrates how the inhabitants of that land are saved from their wars by a nomad named Shiva.
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 – Shiva’s 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.