Today, he is a God.
4,000 years ago, he was just a Man.
The Secret of the Nagas is the second book of the Shiva Trilogy, the sequel to the No 1 national bestseller, The Immortals of Meluha.
Shiva’s hunt for the Naga who killed his friend Brahaspati and targeted his wife Sati, takes him down India’s major river networks, searching for traitors and seeking allies in his war against evil. But evil is rising again, more potent than ever. A whole nation is dying. Another, suffering for no fault of its own. Everyone is suspect: new friends, old allies and even his philosopher guides. At every corner, Shiva finds evidence of Naga activity. A crown prince is murdered. A people held to ransom for a miracle drug made only by the Nagas.
Shiva’s journey takes him across the length and breadth of Swadweep, to the land of the Brangas and further south, deep into the Dandak forest. Shiva searches for the truth in a land of deadly mysteries – only to find that nothing is what it seems.
Book 2 of the Shiva trilogy takes up from the point where Shiva is dashing to save Sati at the end of The Immortals of Meluha. Does he succeed? His archenemy seems to be winning every encounter. All Shiva knows for sure is that the Chandravanshis aren’t evil. But then, neither are the Suryavanshis. So who or what is evil? And who is the mysterious Naga that stalks his family? What does he want? What is The Secret of the Nagas?
‘With his book, the second part of the Shiva trilogy [The Secret of the Nagas], [Amish] seems to be taking a walk in [Dan] Brown’s shoes.’ – Hindustan Times
‘In The Secret of the Nagas, the author tells the story well, tying up seemingly loose ends and tangents into a tight plot.’ – The Sunday Guardian
‘[…] a gripping tale that combines lots of action with deep yet accessible philosophy. Amish does not disappoint. […] The Secret of the Nagas is furiously packed with action and intrigue and leaves the reader guessing.’ – Outlook
‘…the book has it all – philosophies, spiritual messages, secrets, battles and mysteries.’ – The Indian Express
‘It’s clear that [The Secret of the Nagas] has struck a chord with Indian readers.’ – The Hindu
‘Amish Tripathi retained his Midas touch with The Secret of the Nagas.’ – Deccan Herald
‘The Secret of the Nagas is impressive in its conception… Tripathi is an excellent storyteller.’– DNA
‘The moment you start reading [The Secret of the Nagas], you are sucked into the adrenaline-pumping ride through the enigmatic landscape populated by a host of [characters].’ – Alive
‘Few books on history and mythology have an element that makes you think beyond the printed word. The Secret of the Nagas, Amish Tripathi’s second book of the Shiva Trilogy, does that.’ – Herald, Goa
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