Author: Amish Tripathi
Publisher: Westland Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789382618348
Evil has Risen. 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.
Praise for the Shiva Trilogy
‘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 a labour of love... Amish also humanizes his characters, something which most popular Indian writers fail miserably at.’
‘Amish’s philosophy of tolerance, his understanding of mythology and his avowed admiration for Shiva are evident in his best-selling works.’
‘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
'Amish… is well on his way to becoming the Paulo Coelho of the east.'
= Business World
'Compelling narrative style.'
= Shashi Tharoor
'Furious action jumps off every page.'
= Anil Dharker
'Archetypal and stirring… Amish’s books unfold the deepest recesses of the soul.'
= Deepak Chopra
The Shiva Trilogy
Chapter 1 – The Return of a Friends
Chapter 2 – What is evil?
Chapter 3 – The Kings have chosen
Chapter 4 – A frog Homily
Chapter 5 – The Shorter Route
Chapter 6 – The City that Conquers Pride
Chapter 7 – An Eternal Partnership
Chapter 8 – Who is Shiva?
Chapter 9 – The Love-stuck Barbarian
Chapter 10 – His Name Alone Strikes Fear
Chapter 11 – The Branga Alliance
Chapter 12 – Troubled Waters
Chapter 13 – Escape of the Gunas
Chapter 14 – The Reader of Minds
Chapter 15 – The Magadhan Issue
Chapter 16 – Secrets Revealed
Chapter 17 – Honour Imprisoned
Chapter 18 – Honour or Victory?
Chapter 19 – Proclamation of the Blue Lord
Chapter 20 – The Fire Song
Chapter 21 – Siege of Ayodhya
Chapter 22 – Magadh Mobilises
Chapter 23 – Battle of Bal-Atibal Kund
Chapter 24 – The Age of Violence
Chapter 25 – God or Country?
Chapter 26 – Battle of Mrittikavati
Chapter 27 – The Neelkanth Speaks
Chapter 28 – Meluha Stunned
Chapter 29 – Every Army Has A Traitor
Chapter 30 – Battle of Devagiri
Chapter 31 – Stalemate
Chapter 32 – The Last Resort
Chapter 33 – The Conspiracy Deepens
Chapter 34 – With the help of Umbergaon
Chapter 35 – Journey to Pariha
Chapter 36 – The Land of Fairies
Chapter 37 – Unexpected Help
Chapter 38 – The Friend of God
Chapter 39 – He is one of Us
Chapter 40 – Ambush on the Narmada
Chapter 41 – An Invitation for Peace
Chapter 42 – Kanakhala’s Choice
Chapter 43 – A Civil Revolt
Chapter 44 – A Princess Returns
Chapter 45 – The Final Kill
Chapter 46 – Lament of the Blue Lord
Chapter 47 – A Mother’s Message
Chapter 48 – The Great Debate
Chapter 49 – Debt to the Neelkanth
Chapter 50 – Saving a Legacy
Chapter 51 – Live on, Do your Karma
Chapter 52 – The Banyan Tree
Chapter 53 – The Destroyer of Evil
Chapter 54 – By the Holy Lake