Oath of the Vayuputras (Shiva trilogy #3)

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

Every great cause demands a sacrifice, a sacrifice that sometimes comes at such a great cost that it fails to justify the reasons associated with it and makes you wish if there was any other alternative way.
And that is what the ending of Evil also called for.
A supreme sacrifice that comes as a huge blow.
But, Evil had to be ended nevertheless so that the world could come to a balance once again and NeelKanth is prepared to give his all, but I don’t think that even he could gauge what would be taken from him.
The book has a sad ending, something that is so unexpected that it takes your breath away and fills you with an inner rage to be able to do something about it,to change it somehow and avenge those who have been a part of it.
But, it is still a great book.
Though it is not as fast paced as the previous two books
The Immortals of Meluhaand The Secret of the Nagas and wouldn’t make you feel as gripped about it, nevertheless the details of the war tactics to be deployed are commendable and the events are not to be missed.
There are various revelations in the book that would open your eyes and answer some questions related to Shiva’s blue throat, the mystery behind the pounding between his brows and the exposer of the main plotter behind all the conspiracy,Bhrigu, though I would have liked his character to be explained and exploited a bit more.
I hated Bhrigu and even Daksha ever since he was mentioned in the first book.He was spine-less from the beginning and couldn’t be trusted, so when Sati decides to go for the peace offering, I felt like waving all the red flags asking her not to do so.

Sati’s character is commendable.Even Kartik shows great strategies and depth of thought.I liked the way mythology has been woven into this book.That makes it all the more amazing to see how everything is related.

Every detail justifies as a means to an end and some scientific and mythological derivations are spellbinding.

Can’t find any fault with the book, but, I would have liked to see a greater role of Vayuputras in the entire plot to see why the third book is named such and also some confrontation between Bhrigu and Shiva and Bhrigu’s version of why he didn’t think Somras had turned Evil.

Even if The Oath of the Vayuputras isn’t comparable to how engrossing the previous two were, it still justifies to be a good book worth all your time and money and deserves 5 stars of 5.

The only bad thing is that the series has ended.
But, since there is a mention of another book on Mahabharata towards the end, I guess I can happily look forward to it.
Good job Amish Tripathi…I’m impressed,bring on the next one!

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