Suggested Reading time: 7 days

Category: Fantasy/Mythology/Fiction

Though I would not call myself the biggest fan of books by Indian authors and I hardly ever pick them up for reading, I decided to give this book a try when one of my friends strongly recommended it. Excellent reviews about the book everywhere gave me another reason to read it. And i’m so glad I did.

The story begins on a note that Shiva was just a mere mortal of flesh and blood who got exalted to the status of God by virtue of his deeds, his karma. The author has beautifully interspersed history with mythology and fantasy to create a potpourri for a spell binding plot. The story is original and the narration simple and yet so gripping that it makes it hard to put the book down once you start reading it. It is definitely a page turner and you would want to read it from cover to cover in one sitting. The author has produced such a well woven story, describing even the smallest of details- from the architecture of Meluha to the duels between Suryavanshis and Chandravanshis, that for once you start to believe that this is how things happened in history.

I’m all praise for the author’s imagination after reading this book. The ending totally lived up to the expectations and now I cannot wait to start the next book in the trilogy. So in the meantime that I read this one, you should grab your copy of this one and wait for the next review.

REVIEW CONTRIBUTED BY: KANIKA BHATIA


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