Book Review – The Oath of the Vayuputras
Book review – Mysteries are unearthed, the Evil is revealed in The Oath of the Vayuputras.
Author: Amish Tripathi
Publisher: Westland Press
Review by: Neha Arora
The Oath of the Vayuputras is the third and the last book of Amish Tripathi’s Shiva trilogy. The story begins exactly from the mark where ‘The Secret of the Nagas’ has left you; a shocked Shiva meeting Brahaspati in a classroom in Panchvati, the Naga capital.
Then begins the sequence of questions being answered, mysteries being unearthed, and Evil being revealed leaving Shiva with no other option but to wage war against the evil and its every protector!
In his books, Amish turned a GOD into a mortal being. While at one point, Shiva intimidates as he sets out to destroy evil and everything associated with it, at other times he appears so vulnerable.
I especially loved the way author has etched out Sati’s character. She is a devoted wife, a loving mother and a skilled warrior, the one who fought by the rules and stuck to her principles.
While Amish’s first two books – The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas, were unputdownable, the Oath of the Vayuputras drags on a bit. The plot tends to get a bit slow at some parts. The book could have been shorter. However after few chapters, there are some twists and turns which keep the readers hooked.
There is bloodshed, too many war strategies being discussed and gory details of violent battles. It is a classic saga of ‘Good’ versus ‘Evil’. There are some parts which will make you cry. As a reader you could feel the pain, the anger. There is a lot of emotion, action, and drama.
As compared to previous two books, the style of narration has improved by leaps and bounds. Amish Tripathi is a fantastic storyteller. His concept is novel. The Oath of the Vayuputras is a must read for all whether you are a bhakt of Shiva or not. It will make you fall more in love with Shiva- the Neelkanth, the Mahadev, the destroyer of Evil!
Har, Har Mahadev!
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