‘The IMMORTALS OF MELUHA’ is the first book in a trilogy.
It is set in 1900 BC, in what the modern Indians mistakenly call the Indus Valley Civilisation. The inhabitants of that period called it the land of Meluha – a near perfect empire created many centuries earlier by Lord Ram, one of the greatest monarchs that ever lived.
The once proud empire and its Suryavanshi rulers face severe perils as its primary river, the revered Saraswati, is slowly drying to extinction. They also face devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis.
To make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised and sinister race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills.
The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend – ‘when evil reaches epic proportions, when all seems lost, when it appears that your enemies have triumphed, a hero will emerge’.
Is the rough-hewn Tibetan immigrant Shiva, really that hero?
And does he want to be that hero at all?
Drawn suddenly to his destiny, by duty as well as by love, will Shiva lead the Suryavanshi vengeance and destroy evil?
Part 2 of the Trilogy: The Secret of the Nagas will be released in August, 2011. Pre-order now from INDIAreads and win a gift voucher worth Rs 200.
A definite page-turner-Anil Dharker
Kept me spellbound-Prahlad Kakkar
A grand adventure-Sandipan Deb
".....From here on, the books reads like a mainstream movie filled with fights and romance. Discussing issues that have parallels in our times such as immigration, terrorism and untouchability, Amish makes readers think – what if there had been a race which faced and dealt with these problems; but the solutions have just been lost in time? His portrayal of humans who have been elevated to the pedestal of godliness yet make mistakes presents an excellent stroke of writing. His characterization of Shiva illustrates the ultimate hero through a blend of confusions. Called to rise up to his destiny, even with his most awe inspiring appearances in battle, he remains a mortal, love lorn and burdened by his inner demons..."
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