23 November, 2013
Well, to write a fictional version of mythological figure is like a double edge sword. You don't know how will it be received. Now the problem is that the story is already known to most of the people. So the whole key to the success of the myth fiction lies in the capability of the author to combine the fact with his own imagination to derive plot worthy of the myths. And kudos to Amish for that.
First a little something about the book nothing of a spoiler. The immortals of the meluha is the story of Shiva as a human and not as a god. Here Shiva is a head of Guna tribe. And facing an uphill task in order to survive as being surrounded by the chandravanshi and the nagas don't leave much of an option. And the only option is the to shift to meluha under King Daksha but that will the end of Guna tribe.So what does shiva do???
Basically this how the plot is laid to commence the journeying of shiva which will span to three books and immortalize the man called Shiva.
Amish the author of this book deserves a lot of kudos as he has undertaken such an audacious project and set the foundation just right for the next coming books. Here in this book the author has laid a lot of emphasis on creating shiva as a human who is just as vulnerable as any other human, who can be susceptible to emotions like any of us,Who value the human bondage and relationship in a same way as we do.Well the effort of the author paid off and the shiva as a human is so admirable a character who you wish could be real and that's what i like the most about the book. The character is so well crafted that you just can't help but live with the story for a while.
Alas, like any other there are some follies which i wish i could overlook like the dialogues are sometimes are really awry , I will not pinpoint any particular over here but I leave it this much that this is something which is susceptible to different perspectives.
Irrespective of everything you should give it a read , if the you'r the mythological buff otherwise look for some other hunting ground.
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