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The Guardians of the Halahala Vikramaditya Veergatha #1 Summary Ù eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ The deadly Halahala the all devouring poison churned from the depths of the White Lake by the devas and asuras was swallowed by Shiva to save the universe from extinctionBut was the Halahala truly Ikramaditya and his Council of Nine to uell the supernatural hordes – and prevent the universe from tumbling into chaosA sweeping tale of honour and courage in the face of infinite danger greed and deceit The Guardians of the Halahala is a fantastical journey into a time of myth and legend. Let me start by stating the obviousThe Guardians of the Halahala is unlike any book you have read in the Indian historical fiction genre till date The beginning of a trilogy it effortlessly combines religion legend history and even one of the most iconic characters from our fables bringing a uniue perspective to their storyreview Godyears bookIt all begins with one of Lord Shiva's most iconic moments one that reuires not just the devas and asuras but also Lord Vishnu to work beside each other The churning of the Ocean of milk to attain the nectar of immortality Amrit first produces something else though the deadly Halahala poison which is swallowed whole by Lord Shiva as per mythologyOnly that is not entirely accurate A small portion of the Halahala was in fact siphoned away by an alert asura who hides it within an object When Shiva finally gets his hands on it he is faced with a conundrum neither does he wish to retain possession of the object nor does he trust the devas or asuras where safekeeping of such a potentially dangerous weapon capable of mass destruction is concernedThe one he finally chooses is no deva or asura but a mere mortal Chandragupta Vikramaditya the king of Avanti aided by his Navaratnas the nine 'gems' of his court Vikramaditya will find out that being the titular Guardian of the Halahala is not nearly as simple as concealing the destructive object as he becomes the centre of attention not just of his mortal enemies but also the devas and asurasWhat stood out for me in this book1 Attention to detailThat is essential in any novel but almost paramount when you endeavour to write historical fiction because the characters already exist in some form in the minds of the reader unlike uniue new characters we create in normal fiction And that is where Shatrujeet Nath shows his class Each character is immaculately fleshed out and precise thought is given to world building for a larger narrative There is a map at the beginning to visualise the world you are entering and a glossary at the end to aid you in knowing places and people from history who grace the storyline2 CharacterisationIn a good story the characters are never easily defined as good and evil Never is that apparent than here as you get to see the various shades of morality depicted in the Gods and demons alike both in a race to get this deadly power for their own selfish reasons Vikramaditya and his loyal posse will win your heart as they stand out here fighting the just fight against odds that on paper should be stacked heavily against them Avanti vs the devasasuras Huns et al gulp Even the Lord Shiva you meet is very different from what you imagined3 PaceThe author brings in the same frenetic energy from his previous book here With so many characters at his disposal he still does not allow things to slow down as he moves across scenarios and settings making this a pure thriller for the reader as opposed to just a tale of historical fiction The battle seuences too work brilliantly here as you can easily visualize them as you read4 Twists in the taleThe little twists and unexpected turns in the tale are essential to make the reader nod in appreciation In a storyline of this magnitude you need to have a few tricks in the bag to grant Vikramaditya the upper hand in his battle against the asuras and devas Also look out for a face we are all familiar with as you traverse the 'transitional land between life and death' That and the utilisation of the character is a mark of pure creativity5 LanguageWith his first book Shatrujeet Neet had already shown that he knew how to tell a tale well Here too you do not need to worry as the same fluency and ease with language come into play A big shout out to the editor too for a job well done hereA couple of years ago I had the pleasure of reviewing the author’s first book “The Karachi Deception” and had found it to be one of the best spy thrillers by an Indian author A part of me had been a little disappointed then when I had realised he was transitioning towards historical fiction because I really loved his style in the former genre and wanted I am happy to say that Shatrujeet Nath has made me a convert – this is an author who handles his devas asuras and kings just as deftly and confidently as he had previously done with the various army men and spies across both sides of the border while executing “Project Abhimanyu” in his first bookThe Guardians of the Halahala by Jaico Publishing is a wonderful new world for you to enter – a thriller set in a world which seems familiar when you hear the names of the characters within it and yet will make you realise there is to them as you get to know themI am going with a maximum rating of 5 out of 5 for this book Anyone who can successfully combine the energy of an action thriller while creating a new iteration of a world that we thought we knew deserves no less than thathttpwwwgodyearsnet201503book

The Guardians of the Halahala Vikramaditya Veergatha #1Ikramaditya and his Council of Nine to uell the supernatural hordes – and prevent the universe from tumbling into chaosA sweeping tale of honour and courage in the face of infinite danger greed and deceit The Guardians of the Halahala is a fantastical journey into a time of myth and legend. Let me start by stating the obviousThe Guardians of the Halahala is unlike any book you have read in the Indian historical fiction genre till date The beginning of a trilogy it effortlessly combines religion legend history and even one of the most iconic characters from our fables bringing a uniue perspective to their storyreview Godyears bookIt all begins with one of Lord Shiva's most iconic moments one that reuires not just the devas and asuras but also Lord Vishnu to work beside each other The churning of the Ocean of milk to attain the nectar of immortality Amrit first produces something else though the deadly Halahala poison which is swallowed whole by Lord Shiva as per mythologyOnly that is not entirely accurate A small portion of the Halahala was in fact siphoned away by an alert asura who hides it within an object When Shiva finally gets his hands on it he is faced with a conundrum neither does he wish to retain possession of the object nor does he trust the devas or asuras where safekeeping of such a potentially dangerous weapon capable of mass destruction is concernedThe one he finally chooses is no deva or asura but a mere mortal Chandragupta Vikramaditya the king of Avanti aided by his Navaratnas the nine 'gems' of his court Vikramaditya will find out that being the titular Guardian of the Halahala is not nearly as simple as concealing the destructive object as he becomes the centre of attention not just of his mortal enemies but also the devas and asurasWhat stood out for me in this book1 Attention to detailThat is essential in any novel but almost paramount when you endeavour to write historical fiction because the characters already exist in some form in the minds of the reader unlike uniue new characters we create in normal fiction And that is where Shatrujeet Nath shows his class Each character is immaculately fleshed out and precise thought is given to world building for a larger narrative There is a map at the beginning to visualise the world you are entering and a glossary at the end to aid you in knowing places and people from history who grace the storyline2 CharacterisationIn a good story the characters are never easily defined as good and evil Never is that apparent than here as you get to see the various shades of morality depicted in the Gods and demons alike both in a race to get this deadly power for their own selfish reasons Vikramaditya and his loyal posse will win your heart as they stand out here fighting the just fight against odds that on paper should be stacked heavily against them Avanti vs the devasasuras Huns et al gulp Even the Lord Shiva you meet is very different from what you imagined3 PaceThe author brings in the same frenetic energy from his previous book here With so many characters at his disposal he still does not allow things to slow down as he moves across scenarios and settings making this a pure thriller for the reader as opposed to just a tale of historical fiction The battle seuences too work brilliantly here as you can easily visualize them as you read4 Twists in the taleThe little twists and unexpected turns in the tale are essential to make the reader nod in appreciation In a storyline of this magnitude you need to have a few tricks in the bag to grant Vikramaditya the upper hand in his battle against the asuras and devas Also look out for a face we are all familiar with as you traverse the 'transitional land between life and death' That and the utilisation of the character is a mark of pure creativity5 LanguageWith his first book Shatrujeet Neet had already shown that he knew how to tell a tale well Here too you do not need to worry as the same fluency and ease with language come into play A big shout out to the editor too for a job well done hereA couple of years ago I had the pleasure of reviewing the author’s first book “The Karachi Deception” and had found it to be one of the best spy thrillers by an Indian author A part of me had been a little disappointed then when I had realised he was transitioning towards historical fiction because I really loved his style in the former genre and wanted I am happy to say that Shatrujeet Nath has made me a convert – this is an author who handles his devas asuras and kings just as deftly and confidently as he had previously done with the various army men and spies across both sides of the border while executing “Project Abhimanyu” in his first bookThe Guardians of the Halahala by Jaico Publishing is a wonderful new world for you to enter – a thriller set in a world which seems familiar when you hear the names of the characters within it and yet will make you realise there is to them as you get to know themI am going with a maximum rating of 5 out of 5 for this book Anyone who can successfully combine the energy of an action thriller while creating a new iteration of a world that we thought we knew deserves no less than thathttpwwwgodyearsnet201503book

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The Guardians of the Halahala Vikramaditya Veergatha #1 â Ever possesses it And both asuras and devas locked in battle for supremacy will stop at nothing to claim itAs the forces of Devaloka and Patala led by Indra and Shukracharya plot to possess the Halahala Shiva turns to mankind to guard it from their murderous clutches It is now up to Samrat V. Epic Indian set fantasy with kings demons deadly MacGuffin pending apocalyse betrayals politics conspiracies and one meeellion characters All the fun of the fair in fact I enjoyed this a lot as an epic romp the massive cast somewhat overstretched my mental faculties at points but I got to grips eventually and liked the team of Guardians and the concept a lot There's a lot of exposition and the writing is workmanlike but it's a good big twisty story with a vivid setting and lots of violent fantasy funEDIT Dear sweet Jesus only book 1 is available on Kobo What is the POINT of putting book 1 on Kobo and then making the others Kindle only Why do publishers even exist Oh my God review È eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö Shatrujeet Nath

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Shatrujeet Nath Ö 8 Free download The deadly Halahala the all devouring poison churned from the depths of the White Lake by the devas and asuras was swallowed by Shiva to save the universe from extinctionBut was the Halahala truly destroyedA small portion still remains – a weapon powerful enough to guarantee victory to who. I have to admit at the very beginning that I accepted a review copy of this book from the author without even reading the blurb The reason behind it is the Author’s debut novel “The Karachi Deception” I had absolutely loved it for his writing style Then again once I accepted and realized that this is a fantasy mythological book instead of a gritty thriller I felt apprehensive what if the author isn’t as good in writing in a different genre from what I have already read and appreciated I need not have feared Shatrujeet Nath follows up his stunning thriller with an eually enthralling fantasy bookDuring the ‘Samudramanthan’ which produced a lot of treasure and ‘Amrit’ in the end also produced a poison Halahala so potent that even the fumes of it dropped the bodies of devas and Asuras alike Lord Shiva had swallowed it in order to save the universe from extinction But what many people do not know is that a small amount remains and the owner of it could have a huge advantage in any battle Both Devas and Asuras are in search for it But Lord Shiva who knows the potential of it entrusts Vikramaditya and his Navaratnas to guard it with their lifeI found the plot uite engrossing and different from anything that I have read from an Indian author so far We all know of the ‘Samudramanthan’ and Halahala and we also know of Vikramaditya and his various tales When put together they indeed form something uniue Complimentary to the plot is its characterization The author has taken the age old characters and presented them in a new avatar The Gods especially Lord Shiva seem so human in the story that one can almost identify with them But I have to say that Vikramaditya stands out among all of them With a wide choice of Devas and Asuras available I choose team human because Vikramaditya as the wielder of the Hellfires is really a formidable personality The author’s style of writing is opulent and easy to get into at the same time He has not only maintained uality in writing but has also improved upon it I would recommend it to all mythology and fantasy lovers as it guarantees entertainment with its plot action and twistshttpwwwb00kr3vi3wsin201501The