The Secrets of the Nagas by Amish proceeds off from the trail left in the The Immortals of Meluha, of the much acclaimed Shiva Trilogy
The tale changes colours dramatically from the moment Amish charismatically expose the identities of the Naga queen and the Lord of the People. The protagonists of the first book have come near to being rogues while the so called evils have become champions and have become the reliable associates. While the happenings in the first book saw the story opening in Mansarovar, proceeding to Meluha and concluding in Swadweep, The Secret of The Nagas steams forward for a few episodes from Swadweep through Kashi and Branga before settling in the serene Dandaka forest in the Naga territory.
Numerous fresh characters and fascinating moments of Shiva and Daksha’s excitements on birth of Kartik, the bewilderment on meeting Ganesha, the sons of Shiva and Sati, love among Anandmayi and Parvateshwar, the royal families of kingdoms in Swadweep, and a few beautifully described Naga characters are also brought to life and do their part. Anandamayi will arrest your attention, if you loved the character of Sati in the earlier book.
The book keeps on moving forward and a lot of queries that the reader has in mind will be revealed along with surprises and some sub plots are brought to their coherent inference within this volume and finishes with a fine twist. The rest of them are expected to be concluded in the finishing sequel keeping the readers hanging for the part three of Shiva Trilogy- The Oath of the Vayuputras.
In contrast to the uncertain bucolic tribal Shiva of the first book, in the following book Shiva is much more self-confident, having taken the role of being a protector comfortably. The journey of each mythical personality related to Shiva has been inspiring and gratifying who are well developed and have been presented in a totally coherent style.