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The Immortals of Meluha Audiobook

The Immortals of Meluha: The Shiva Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Called "archetypal and stirring" by Deepak Chopra, The Immortals of Meluha heralds an exciting new wave of fantasy writing inspired by the ancient civilizations of the East.

Tripathi devoted years to the research of Hindu mythological stories and history, and discussions with his family about the destiny of the human body, mind, and soul to create this sweeping and fascinating adaptation of ancient Hindu mythology for modern fantasy listeners.

1900 BC, in what modern Indians call the Indus Valley Civilization and the inhabitants called the land of Meluha: a near-perfect empire created many centuries earlier by Lord Ram - one of the greatest monarchs that ever lived - faces peril as its primary river, the Saraswati, is slowly drying to extinction. The Suryavanshi rulers are challenged with devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis. To make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracized and sinister race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills.

The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend: When evil reaches epic proportions, when all seems lost, a hero will emerge. Is the unexpected, rough-hewn Tibetan immigrant Shiva that hero? Drawn suddenly to his destiny, duty, and by love, Shiva will attempt to move mountains and lead the Suryavanshi to destroy evil.

©2016 Amish Tripathi (P)2016 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Amish draws from India's rich culture to fictionalize the life of Shiva, the Great God Mahadev, of Hindu theology... [A] dense but readily understandable immersion in Hindu culture... With a cliffhanger conclusion, this first in a trilogy will appeal to those who enjoy delving into works like The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Compels one to [stay] till the end [and] leaves one thirsting for more." (Business World)

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    "Interesting take in the way of Life and the Gods!"

    The storyline is fantastic. You can just continue to read it as some sort of fiction where good needs to win over evil and the struggle the main character goes through very valiantly Or you could read and reinterpret some lines and quotes coming from the Vedic teachings of ancient India.
    The Author brings to table some very important points about the ways our Mind thinks and talks about ways of life from a rather neutral standpoint. He very neatly describes the most important question that stands in every Mans Spiritual Journey. "What is good and What is Evil?" Very captivating book.

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    "What a marvel!"

    It was one of the finest work of fiction providing thought provoking sensible understanding of the allegories/mythological characters. The author is an established and finest story writer who knows when to unfold and serve the content the reader is unknowingly anticipating keeping them satisfied and wanting for more. Loved every bit of this book. One of the finest I must say. The characters have been portrayed in an excellent way. Outstanding work of art.

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    "An engaging story with a dramatic end"

    Un-putdownalbe book. A very detailed description of events anc clear thought flow by Amish Tripathi. Given his management background, his story telling was credible. Raj Ghatak has been fantastic in his narration. I wish he would pronounce Kshtriyas as its pronounced in Sanskrit. Enjoyed overall! Thank you.

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