The Oath of the Vayuputras

The Oath of the Vayuputras Lord Ram, have mercy on those who attempt to read the third installment It was never the literary genius of the author that made me continue reading the trilogy after The Immortals of Meh Like I d mentioned in my review of the book, I thought there was some imagination at work The trend continued in The Secret Nag yes, I m irritated enough to play with the titles and there was some effort in polishing the language All of this meant that Book 3 had to be read, but what a horror it turned out to be That damn phrase I quoted in the beginning has appeared so many times in this book that it must have easily hiked the page count by at least 20 It is one of the many torture devices the author has skilfully used It also partially explains why this book is about 560 pages when the earlier two gave up in their attempts to touch 400 Partially, because the rest is accounted for by Amish attempting to take himself seriously as a literary figure Nothing else can explain the deluge of prose that fills the book It easily lives up to the Vayu in the title full of gas In the non existent plot, Shiva does his version of Around the Sub Continent in 80 days but finds time to romance his wife and exhort his sons with phrases like Give them hell Oh yes, I have used exact words If that weren t enough, most of the book is devoted to intricate war strategy that caused me to think whether Amish wants to be given military command in real life I do think that s less dangerous than what he s doing now In the last few pages of the book, Amish applies his final torture mechanism making an attempt to retrofit his mythology with history not just Indian, but Tibetan as well The Dalai Lama would stop reincarnating if he read this section The strengths if any of the first two books were the plot and the pace of the narrative Both of them apparently died an untimely death at the end of book 2 What makes me truly afraid is the possibility that this will be a reference point for Hindu mythology fiction in say, another 15 years That s very scary As per Amish, true evil creeps up on us slowly Sometimes, it s in the form of books ONLY A GOD CAN STOP IT Shiva Is Gathering His Forces He Reaches The Naga Capital, Panchavati, And Evil Is Finally Revealed The Neelkanth Prepares For A Holy War Against His True Enemy, A Man Whose Name Instils Dread In The Fiercest Of Warriors India Convulses Under The Onslaught Of A Series Of Brutal Battles It S A War For The Very Soul Of The Nation Many Will Die But Shiva Must Not Fail, No Matter What The Cost In His Desperation, He Reaches Out To The Ones Who Have Never Offered Any Help To Him The Vayuputras Will He Succeed And What Will Be The Real Cost Of Battling Evil To India And To Shiva S Soul Discover The Answer To These Mysteries In This Concluding Part Of The Bestselling Shiva Trilogy Within the first 100 pages, I was haunted by the feeling that Amish Tripathi probably had the following written on a post it that he stuck prominently to his screen when writing this book 1 Tie up all loose ends 2 Rationalize the legend and all actions around him Everything must be given a scientific reason, nothing can be attributed to supernatural superhuman possibilities.3 Complete the story Since you promised a trilogy, discovering that there is enough material for a fourth book is a no no 4 Retain the realism and passion of the first two booksThe Secret of the Nagas Shiva Trilogy, 2 slipped a little bit from the high standards that The Immortals of Meluha set, so compensate compensate I think the author prioritized 1 so much, that he traded off some of the other priorities, with the end result being that the book ended up a little flatter than the first two, and the overall effect was just a little disappointing However, to the author s credit, to pull off a story of this quality is in itself a huge achievement, and the Shiva series raises the bar higher than any Indian fiction has achieved in the fantasy mythology space in a long time.Part of the disappointment for me, is due to my background as a science fiction fan The distinction between quality sci fi and pulp sci fi is the plausibility of the fantastic science described in various situations I appreciate Amish Tripathi s commitment towards rationalizing the fantastic, but to the average scientific, some of the scientific stuff is evenfar fetched and implausible than the super hero stuff he seeks to avoid at all costs view spoiler It would probably have left a less bitter taste in my mouth if Shiva was eventually discovered to have a few powers that made him marginally super human, than to read about how he detonates a nuclear fusion reaction weapon with a fire arrow Huh WHAT My thoughts exactly hide spoiler Was it really written by the same Amish who wrote the Immortals of Meluha The second book was bit of a let down, but I had high expectations from the final book of the Shiva trilogy The author rambles for 500 pages with boring details trying to find a way to tie down all the loose ends and conveniently forgets the plot The only part that moved me was Shiva grieving for Sati The story had so much potential Wish Amish hadn t strayed from the original plot. A satisfying ending to a great saga Let me be honest When I heard that Amish was writing his third and final novel to the Shiva Trilogy, I was kinda relieved Thinking that we would finally get some closure to Shiva s life, I greedily picked up the book and went through with it Now as I have turned the final page of India s most successful series in recent times, I sincerely wish it had gone on just a bit longer.The first 200 pages or so were quite boring and honest to God, I was planning to shut this book and place it in an already overcrowded bookshelf in a section I have called I wish I hadn t Had this been a single book with no books before or after it, I would have done so without a second thought But, due to the fun I had reading the previous novels, I knew I just had to get through with it, just hoping for the best And so, I went on.And, I haven t regretted doing so one bit, the story actually picked up, the moment I thought it had become bland and I was hooked Lots of emotion, drama, action, war etc filled the 300 pages Saying any further will only act as a spoiler since there are a lot of twists and turns each linked to each other in some way or another.Amish has definitely done a great job bringing closure to all the major characters in the trilogy Couldn t have asked for anything less or anything .I would definitely love for Amish to continue writing such novels and entertaining us all theAmish, Best of Luck in advance for your future works, if any.For the Indian reader, you can grab this book from Flipkart at a discounted rate of Rs.245 over the cover price of Rs.350. The oath of the vayuputras can be termed as the best and the most probable conclusion for this epic series Author was successful in blending his fiction with the mythology All the characters were narrated with a great precision and the sub plots, though a fictitious work, were very close to the actual legend This requires a thorough research and extreme intelligence to present together.Speaking about this concluding book, Amish was successful in deciphering all the loose ends and leaving some to the imagination of the reader Certain chapters in the book suddenly make your eyes go wide and say Wooow The narration was very shrewd and the language was as pure as the intentions of the author The pace of the narration will make your eyes and fingers run across the pages and u never know where u landed but still connected with the plot The description of a few places and action sequences will be beyond any reader s wild imaginations There were times when I felt is this what I know or is it the author s version , but still it didn t stop me from going ahead Every single chapter grabs your attention and every single page makes your eyes glued to itself I am completely satisfied with the way things went and no complaints To summon in one phrase I can say that this book is ABOVE AMAZING.Shiva trilogy can be named as the best literature ever, modern India has witnessed Amish must be a very brave and a genius person for choosing a mythological fiction for his work Amish jii, u wrote an epic.I can proudly say that he has got the intelligence of JK Rowling and the vision of JRR Tolkien Hence I have no qualms to rate Shiva Trilogy equally competent or slightly higher than Lord of The Rings trilogy and Harry Potter in terms of almost everything. 31 05 19 Full review up We don t become gods because we think we are gods That is only a sign of ego We become gods when we realize that a part of the universal divinity lives within us when we understand our role in this great world and when we strive to fulfil that role The final instalment in the Shiva trilogy gives a very satisfying conclusion to this series and brings about the end of the journey that Shiva undertook This is the only series re read that I have done till date This is not to say that this book series is so good, far from it But to say that this series is very breezy and makes for a very engaging read During this re read of the series I saw the problem areas much better than I did when I first read this series with only few books under my belt.While Amish may not be one of the amazing authors, far from it, but he does his job really well One has to understand what this series set out to do It started with a straight forward idea that once upon a time, the Gods of today were mere mortal men whose deeds transformed them into somethingThe idea of this book is to explore those deeds and the character of the man who we follow on this journey The purpose of the series is to present the readers with our mythology in a way that they can understand and connect with To put forth the meaning of so many things that we know of but do not understand The idea, is to tell the story of how Shiva, a tribesman from a harsh foreign land accomplishes the title of a God The author may not have done it in the most spectacular fashion but he certainly did achieve what he set out to I believe that Amish has not only presented our mythology in a very fresh light by breaking it down into logical and sensible pieces to the ones who knew about it but he has also introduced a host of people to this mythology in a way that makes sense I ve heard people complain about how the book isn t true to the story of Shiva that they fact checked on google or wiki or so many other sources I ve heard people groan about how Amish has changed a few critical things about Shiva or Sati To all those people I d like to remind that this book is marked under fiction and fantasy Take a hint I like how the author has tried to and mostly succeeded at capturing most of what Shiva is supposed to be in a very human way and I like him for that I like how so many things have been explained from a philosophical point The story moves at a steady pace and takes you on a journey of a vast scale, travelling through so many different lands and spanning so many years In its own right, this book is an epic fantasy, a very lowly one for sure but even so, it s an attempt Now, I do know that it s not without flaws The writing is far from the best Amish can definitely improve a lot In many places I find him explaining things that don t really need much explanation and many places he falls short The overall pacing of the book is fast but it s not consistent The book slows down comparably in many places while it moves at a breakneck paces at times There is also the issue of severe lack of time keeping from the author This is one area that I feel Amish is found completely wanting and clueless There are huge time gaps and all of sudden the author will declare that many months or days have elapsed In a few cases, years And it just throws you off every time This makes you go back and check again if you missed a hint at the passing time or anything This isn t a series that I d actively recommend someone bcz it s not that good but believe it or not, this is definitely one of the best works I have read from an Indian author in terms of doing a series or mythology or writing in general While my honest opinion is that Amish has a lot of scope to improve as an author, the fact remains that he writes very decently as it is and his books are not just about the writing I believe he has earned the attention he gets and I wish him luck and I hope he keeps writingandbooks about the mythologies and we keep reading The distance between Evil and Good is a vast expanse in which many can exist without being either 25 04 19 RTC A funky mix of pseudo science, pseudo history and pseudo mythology, The Oath of the Vayuputras marks a new low for this trilogy Amish ensures that anyone reading this book will emerge with a thoroughly muddled conception of Indian mythology and pre history This would be a valuable asset when the movie comes out.I had criticized the plot mechanism in my previous review by comparing it to an Amar Chitra Katha I have to take that back Amar Chitra Kathas were really good, in fact No I would venture to say that the plotting, the characterizations and the dialogues are in the time honored tradition of the beloved saas bahu serials of India You cannot go wrong with that.I clenched my teeth and read through this one And guess what, the book ends with a threat that Shiva willing, there might bePS I have so many rants, especially factual ones But unless someone wants to contest me about the virtues of the book, I am not going to bother PPS The Star Progression for the trilogy 3,2,1. An unfitting end to a wonderful series What I intend to imply by an unfitting end is that the entire novel disappoints Not just the end It does not feel like a book from the same person who wrote the fantastic Secret of the Nagas or The Immortals of Meluha before that Amish left the readers on such a high after the 2nd book that he had to hit a home run with this one or else, it was doomed to fail And fail it does For starters, the book is way too long It could have easily been brought down to about 300 pages Would have made it much less painful to read All the secrets are revealed in the first 100 pages itself Makes you wonder what else is going to come ahead Sets one to expecttwists and turns in the point However, the only thing that did come ahead was page upon page of unnecessary details Yawwwwwnnnnnn It took me forever to get through the 200s pages I mean.The author s writing skills are reflected in the latter half of the book say page 300 , but by then the damage has already been inflicted I could not be convinced beyond that point It sure gets interesting, making you want to read further But that s it It was not enough to make me get over the trauma of the 200s.The end is too filmy to say the least I am really disappointed with the way the story has ended, after being shaped up so beautifully with the previous 2 books.It has all the elements of a typical Bollywood climax scene A death, a fight scene, hero escaping unscathed, family scene, hero running off to find peace, follow the hero X years later How typical How predictable I was expecting something new Something else.I would like to add that Amish is a skilled writer I cannot allow one failed book to change that fact His play of words and easy breezy style of writing is still wonderful to read There are some statements in the book that instantly captures one s attention It is simple things written in a simple yet striking manner My favorite line There is no wrong way to do the right thing Wonderful The book is an abysmal end to a wonderful series Some amazing characters, superb plots, great writing, fast paced that is how I would like to remember the Shiva Trilogy For those who have read and loved the first 2 books, this book would not change much But yes, it surely leaves one wanting for something far better than what has been dished to us.Visit for

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 Shi

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  • Paperback
  • 575 pages
  • The Oath of the Vayuputras
  • Amish Tripathi
  • English
  • 07 December 2017
  • 9789382618348

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