Thursday, July 04, 2013

Book Review - Oath of Vayuputras

The Oath of the Vayuputras (Shiva Trilogy, #3)The Oath of the Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book is a case study for how a really bad last book can spoil a great trilogy. Compared to the first two books this book is really very boring and slow. The talk about good and evil and how shiva will find evil seems way too kiddish and slow. The book had built up an amazing set up for an epic war between meluha and shiva but apart from the two battles the war never happened. So many story lines and plots are simply dropped by the author towards the end. I was really looking forward to the final battle to finally see shiva against parvarteshwar but alas it never happened. Last 100 pages of the book are most boring and it took me three days to finish those.  There was even chance of a great ending (spoiler alert) after the death of sati. I expected shiva to single handedly go into devagiri and kill her killers. The mythical rage of shiva could have been best used in this situation. But the author chose to nuke the city instead(true story).

All in all a very disappointing third book after two great books. And my main question is what in the world was oath of vayuputras? A totally misleading title.

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