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The Secret of the Nagas (Shiva Trilogy 2)
Westland Ltd
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Today, He is a God. 4000 years ago, He was just a man. The hunt is on. The sinister Naga warrior has killed his friend Brahaspati and now stalks his wife Sati. Shiva, the Tibetan immigrant who is the prophesied destroyer of evil, will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary. His vengeance and the path to evil will lead him to the door of the Nagas, the serpent people. Of that he is certain. The evidence of the malevolent rise of evil is everywhere. A kingdom is dying as it is held to ransom for a miracle drug. A crown prince is murdered. The Vasudevs Shiva's philosopher guides betray his unquestioning faith as they take the aid of the dark side. Even the perfect empire, Meluha is riddled with a terrible secret in Maika, the city of births. Unknown to Shiva, a master puppeteer is playing a grand game. In a journey that will take him across the length and breadth of ancient India, Shiva searches for the truth in a land of deadly mysteries only to find that nothing is what it seems. Fierce battles will be fought. Surprising alliances will be forged. Unbelievable secrets will be revealed in this second book of the Shiva Trilogy, the sequel to the #1 national bestseller, The Immortals of Meluha.

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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.