It's 1900 BC. The once-proud Suryavanshi rulers of the Meluha Empire are in dire peril. The empire's primary river, the Saraswathi, is slowly drying up. There are devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis - and, to make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills.
The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient prophecy: when evil reaches epic proportions and all seems lost, a hero will emerge....
©2012 Amish Tripathi (P)2016 Quercus Editions Ltd
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I have always loved mythology. This book is not an exception. It is beautifully written and the narrator is exceptionally good at creating scenes and voices. The author is very skilled at combining past lore and modern day situations. It is very easy to compare situations and issues that we have today with the issues that visible presents. A must-read for anyone who loves mythology and who loves peace.
The story though good, had a very unimpressive narrative. The language so uninspired. All characters, no matter their background, had the same vocabulary and diction. The "romance" between Shiva and Sati was quite corny. And Raj Ghatak's performance was a little irritating. When he tried doing the what's perceived as the "Indian accent", instead of reading it normally. And then messing up the pronunciations of Indian words, which is where the authenticity would have mattered. The most annoying was the voice he used for King Daksha. Why was he making Daksha so effeminate and high pitched?! Since I started the series, I'll likely finish the other 2 books. But I'm hoping for them to actually live up to the hype.
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