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The Oath of the Vayuputras - Shiva Trilogy 3
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The Oath of the Vayuputras: Shiva Trilogy 3 (Paperback)


India’s own super hero is finally here. Shiva has risen yet again to destroy the evildoers. The last of the Shiva Trilogy, this book promises to keep the readers gripped while the great warrior discovers who his true enemies are and gives it his all to destroy them.

Summary of the Book

The Oath of the Vayuputras is the final book of the Shiva Trilogy. In the earlier books of the trilogy, Shiva finds out that the Nagas are not his enemies and joins hands with them to reach the root of all evil. This book will have answers to ‘the Neelkanth’s’ questions about his fate, the choices he made previously and karma.

Further, in the concluding book of the trilogy, Shiva reaches Panchavati, the capital of Naga where he will come face to face with his greatest enemy. Will he win the battle over his wicked enemies, who are out to destroy him and his legacy?

The Oath of the Vayuputras will also reveal the reason of Shiva’s close friend Brahaspati’s disappearance and reappearance at the end of the second book, The Secret of the Nagas. Further the relationship between Daksha, the king of Meluha and the mysterious temple priests will also be exposed in this last part of the trilogy. Shiva seeks helps from the Vayuputras in the quest to conquer all evil.

The great warrior will encounter the real intentions of some characters he deemed to be close to him. Some new characters will add that extra vitality to the entire plot, especially Shiva’s greatest enemy whose name sends shivers down the spines of many great warriors.

An interesting journey of a warrior who is turned into a God by his followers because of his deeds and war against the evil, this book is sure to have its readers’ full attention. A good read which will make one reflect on their actions, this book like the two earlier books of the trilogy focuses on philosophy, religion and the never ending battle between the good and the evil.

About Amish Tripathi

Amish Tripathi, is an author who gave up his banking job to live his dream of becoming a writer. He is an IIM (Kolkata) graduate and worked for 14 years in the financial services industry. He has penned down three books as part of the Shiva Trilogy 3, which have received raving reviews and critical appreciation. His style of writing is fresh and has given birth to a new era of literature in India. With philosophy, religion, karma and myth as his main areas of focus, Amish has weaved his plots around them and conquered the hearts of many readers with his riveting ideas. Amish lives with his wife Preethi and son Neel in Mumbai. As is evident from his books, Amish has a passion for religion, philosophy, mythology and history.

Editorial Review :

Archetypal and Stirring... Amish's books unfold the deepest recesses of the soul - Deepak Chopra

Compelling narrative style - Shashi Tharoor

Furious action jumps off every page - Anil Dharkar

Member Reviews :
Vikas Deshmukh
Got the book ordered the day it was released and finished it within record time. Well the book is engrossing.
Though I did not like the part where the Shiva finally uses the Astra; nevertheless the whole book was a fitting end to the Trilogy. No Wonder Amish has been awarded a never before Rs. 5Crore as advance for his next book.

One small warning to readers (and a recommendation for those who have not read Amish before - Start from the first book); please treat this as a fiction and not mix it with the Mythology that we have been used to since our birth. Only then can you enjoy the reading.

Amish All the best for your next venture!
About the Author :


Amish Tripathi born on 18 October 1974 is an Indian author. Tripathi's debut work The Immortals of Meluha was a surprise bestseller, breaking into the top seller charts within a week of its launch. In the Huffington Post blog, Vamsee Juluri, USF professor and author of The Mythologist, called it an unlikely bestseller, from the literary world’s perspective. In the recent past, Tripathi's Shiva Trilogy is being touted as India's Lord of the Rings.
The Immortals of Meluha was the first in the Shiva Trilogy, followed by The Secret of the Nagas released on 12 August 2011 and the yet to be released The Oath of the Vayuputras.The trilogy is a fantasy re-imagining of the Indian deity Shiva's life and adventures.Businessworld, India’s leading business magazine, said that "Amish is well on his way to become the Paolo Coelho of the East."
The Immortals of Meluha, the first volume of the Shiva trilogy, had sold 175,000 copies by August 2011, when The Secret of the Nagas was released with 100,000 copies out of which 80,000 copies were pre-ordered. The second edition of the book was already in print, even before the first edition of the book which was released on August 12, 2011.
As of April 2012, Amish Tripathi's first two books The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas(part of the Shiva Trilogy) have crossed a print run of 500,000. These books have continued to top the bestseller lists of Nielsen BookScan and are now at a print run of 558,000 copies with the gross retail sales being at Rs 13.75 crore within two years of publishing. The Immortals of Meluha is soon to be turned in a motion picture with Dharma Productions purchasing the rights of the book.