Update: The post is now open to all. 🙂 Thank you for the overwhelming response. 🙂 You can still express your interest if you are not our newsletter subscriber.
Our previous book under this program, Jug Suraiya’s ‘JS and The Times of my life‘, received an overwhelming response and we have now stopped taking any further requests on that one. Thank you to all those who have shown their interest in reviewing Jug Suraiya’s book. We now announce two books which we are sure you would love to read and review exclusively for our newsletter subscribers, today. The form will be open to all after 24 hours. The author of these books, is a passionate writer, who gave up his finance career, to become a full time author! Introducing you to the very famous – Amish Tripathi, with his two books to be given for review, The Secret of the Nagas and The Immortals of the Meluha. Excited? Read further…
Amish Tripathi’s first book, The Immortals of the Meluha gained him a lot of fame. It was the first book of the Shiva Triology, now followed by The Secret of the Nagas. We are giving away 10 books of The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas. Here’s the intriguing excerpt of these two books.
1] The Immortals Of Meluha
1900 BC. In what 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. This 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?
2] The Secret Of The Nagas
Today, He is a God.
4000 years ago, He was just a man.
The hunt is on. The sinister Naga warrior has killed his friend Brahaspati and now stalks his wife Sati. Shiva, the Tibetan immigrant who is the prophesied destroyer of evil, will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary. His vengeance and the path to evil will lead him to the door of the Nagas, the serpent people. Of that he is certain.
The evidence of the malevolent rise of evil is everywhere. A kingdom is dying as it is held to ransom for a miracle drug. A crown prince is murdered. The Vasudevs – Shiva’s philosopher guides – betray his unquestioning faith as they take the aid of the dark side. Even the perfect empire, Meluha is riddled with a terrible secret in Maika, the city of births. Unknown to Shiva, a master puppeteer is playing a grand game.
In a journey that will take him across the length and breadth of ancient India, Shiva searches for the truth in a land of deadly mysteries – only to find that nothing is what it seems.
Fierce battles will be fought. Surprising alliances will be forged. Unbelievable secrets will be revealed in this second book of the Shiva Trilogy, the sequel to the #1 national bestseller, The Immortals of Meluha.
Know the Author: Amish is a 36 year old, IIM (Kolkata) educated boring banker turned happy author. The success of his debut book, The Immortals of Meluha (Book 1 of the Shiva Trilogy), encouraged him to give up a fourteen year old career in financial services to focus on writing. He is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy. He believes there is beauty and meaning in all world cultures and religions. The Secret of the Nagas is the second book of the Shiva Trilogy.
Amish lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and son Neel. He is presently working on the third book of the Shiva Trilogy, The Oath of the Vayuputras.
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5 Replies to “Surprise for our Newsletter Subscribers. :)”
This is something I have been wanting to read.
I have reviewed two books as a part of this program and enjoyed reading the books. A few feedback from my side:
1) I think bloggers should be allowed 14 days to review the book. Many of the bloggers are full time employees and cannot afford to take out time of their schedule. Two weekends would allow a full-time employee blogger to review the books easily.
2) Sending out two books (Meluha and Nagas) and asking to review in 15 days seems to be a bit of stretch for bloggers. One wants to relax while he is working on his passion rather than being stretched. Either you should have send out the books separately or should have allowed 21-30 days for review.
Oh, me, me, me. I already have my suspicions about this plot, having read the first one. Let me test those. 😉
Your feedback is noted. For this one, we have had 15 days. From the feedback we have, most of them are able to read the book comfortably in a week and post a review. In case of some unavoidable delays, we treat on a per case basis. Thank you for writing in.
Pradeep is correct. At least 15 days should be given to review a book. Books like Hello Bastar kind of books which have very few pages can be read in a week but most books at least require 15 days if you are working and are employed. The 15 days for this program was for 2 books and not one.