This is the review of The Secret of the Nagas by Amish Tripathi. We have found ourselves picking up truly wonderful books by Indian Authors in recent times.After falling in love with Chanakya’s chant we have managed to be blown away by The Secret of the Nagas. The book is so good that I wanted to share my views with all wonderful users of MySmartPrice.
Details about The Secret of the Nagas
Name of the Book:The Secret of the Nagas
Author: Amish Tripathi
Price: Rs. 177 (as on June 01) For updated price check Price of The Secrets of the Nagas MRP: Rs. 295.0
Review of The Secret of the Nagas by Amish Tripathi
This is a time for sequels for everything. Most authors strive to back a best seller with sequels, often beating the original concept to dust . But, The Secret of the Nagas totally took me by surprise. Though being a sequel it’s as refreshing as the first one. The book starts exactly where its predecessor left off making The Immortals of Meluha a prerequisite for this book. Amish Tripathi has to be credited for coming out with a novel idea through these books.
Unlike a hazy chap from the first book, Shiva is a now a confident man, happily married to Sati, living in a land where weed flourishes. The magnanimous characters feel familiar, like the ones we had heard in the bed time grandma’s stories. The Shiva in this book has shifted his focus on the Naga clan, responsible for the death of his friend Brahaspati. The Nagas are all humans with the physical deformities who have been abandoned by their family because the law demands Nagas be exiled. The mystery behind the Nagas takes him to the land of brangas and further deep in the Dandak forest. The race between good and evil is still on, the boundaries between them, however, have become very smudgy.
Filled with super secrets, justifying the title of the book, it’s a total page turner from the start to end. After reading the first book, you might feel that you can predict the next one, but trust me, you can’t. With every page there is a surprise waiting for you, so much so that the climax just might take your breath away! The book also sees the birth of Karthik, Shiva’s son, as well as other popular Hindu mythology characters – Ganesh, Kali, Parashuram etc.
Tripathi again deserves a pat on his back. He has amalgamated his knowledge of geography and history and has immensely improved upon his first book. He knows how to keep you interested. What I like the most about the book that you don’t feel like you are reading a mythological series with Gods and Semi Gods in focus. Shiva, the destructor, is the new dude. The book totally changes you perspective of Gods.
However, the book has its loopholes too. The language is a bit of a turn off. The usage of modern day phrases at times seems inappropriate. It kind of modernizes the book in a way that it does not fit in the era. The mere mentioning of the word “radio waves” is a little hard to digest..
To conlcude this review of The Secret of the Nagas I would say, It really doesn’t matter if you are interested in mythology or not, if you are a bibliophile (or even if you’re not one!) this book is meant for you. It’s an innovative way to introduce youth all over the country to the Gods we hear about all the time. Just like the previous one, I highly recommend this book. If you haven’t read it yet, go and grab it ASAP. Read it to know the ‘Secret’ of the Nagas. This is really looking like a great trilogy.