The Secret of The Nagas   -   Book 2 of the  Shiva Trilogy

The Secret of The Nagas - Book 2 of the Shiva Trilogy

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Author: Amish Tripathi
Publisher: Westland Books
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 395
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789381626344


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.
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.


With his book, the scond part of the Shiv trilogy, Amish seems to be taking awalk in Dan Brown's shoes.
= Hindustan Times

In The Secretsof the Nags, the author tells the story well, tying up seemingly loose ends nd tngents into a tight plot.
= The Sundy Guardian

'[…] a gripping tale that combines lost 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.'
= Outlook

'…the book has it all - philosophies, spiritual messages, secrets, battles and mysteries.'
= The Indian Express

'It's clear that [The Secret of the Nagas] has struck a chord with Indian readers.'
= The Hindu

'Amish Tripathi retained his Midas touch with The Secret Of the Nagas.'
= Deccan Herald

'The Secret of the Nagas is impressive in its conception… Tripathi is an excellent storyteller.'

'The moment you start reading [The Secret of the Nagas], you are sucked into the adrenaline-pumping ride through the enigmatic landscape populated by a host of [characters].'
= Alive

'Few books on history and mythology have an element that makes you think beyond the printed word. The Secret of the Nagas, Amish Tripathi's second book of the Shiva Trilogy, does that.'
= Herald. Goa


'Amish's mythical imagination mines the past and taps into the possibilities of the future. His book series, archetypal and stirring, unfolds the deepest recesses of the soul as well as our collective consciousness.'
= Deepak Chopra, world-renowned spiritual guru and bestselling author

'Amish is a fresh new voice in Indian writing-steeped in myth and history, with a fine eye for detail and a compelling narrative style.'
= Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State in the Indian government and celebrated author

'Furious action jumps off every page.'
= Anil Dharker, renowned journalist and author

'Tripathi's Shiva Trilogy is already being touted as India's Lord of the Rings.'
= Hindustan Times

'…Amish has mastered the art of gathering, interpreting and presenting India's many myths, folklores and legends, and blending all of that into fast-paced thrillers that change your views about gods,cultures, histories, demons and heroes, forever.'
= Hi Blitz

'Amish's Shiva Trilogy has a refreshing storyline… The narration forces you to impatiently turn the page to know what secret is going to be revealed about the "Neelkanth" next.'
= The Telegraph

'It's labour of love… Amish also humanizes his characters,something which most popular Indian writers fail miserably at.'
= Mint

'Amish's philosophy of tolerance, his understanding of mythology and his avowed admiration for Shiva are evident in his best-selling works.'
= Verve

'Tripathi is part of an emerging band of authors who have taken up mythology and history in a big way, translating bare facts into delicious stories.'
= The New Indian Express

'[Amish] has combined his love for history, philosophy and mythology into a racy fictional narrative which depicts Lord Shiva as a Tibetan tribal leader.'
= The Pioneer

'Tripathi's approach to storytelling is contemporary and urban which is one of the main draws of the books. Though the story is fictional, its characters and historical depictions are factual […].'
= Harper's Bazaar

'[Amish] does a matchless job of bringing Shiva's legacy into a character who inhabited the earth.'
= The Sentinel

'The Shiva Trilogy is a racy mytho-thriller with a masala twist, like Amar Chitra Katha on steroids.'
= Rashmi Bansal, bestselling author of Stay Hungry Stay Foolish


The Shiva Trilogy
Note from the Author
Before the Beginning

Chapter 1 : The Strange Demon
Chapter 2 : Sailing Down the Sarayu
Chapter 3 : The Pandit of Mgadh
Chapter 4 : The City Where the Supreme Light Shines
Chapter 5 : A Small Wrong?
Chapter 6 : Even a Mountain Can Fall
Chapter 7 : Birth Pangs
Chapter 8 : The Mating Dance
Chapter 9 : What is Your Karma?
Chapter 10 : The Gates of Branga
Chapter 11 : The Mystery of the Eastern Palace
Chapter 12 : The Heart of Branga
Chapter 13 : Man-eaters of Icchawar
Chapter 14 : The Battle of Madhumati
Chapter 15 : The Lord of the People
Chapter 16 : Opposites Attract
Chapter 17 : The Curse of Honour
Chapter 18 : The Function of Evil
Chapter 19 : Rage of the Blue Lord
Chapter 20 : Never Alone, My Brother
Chapter 21 : The Maika Mystery
Chapter 22 : Two Sides, Same Coin
Chapter 23 : The Secret of All Secrets