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PDF ô BOOK The Guardians of the Halahala Vikramaditya Veergatha #1 FREE ✓ [EPUB] ✺ The Guardians of the Halahala Vikramaditya Veergatha #1 Author Shatrujeet Nath – Horticulturetrader.co.uk The deadly Halahala the all devouring poison churned from the depths of the White Lake by the devas and asuOever 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 When I was 10 I was introduced to this story of King Vikramaditya and Betaal or Vikram aur Betaal I was fascinated by both the characters Vikram for being human and yet having courage to carry a ghost on his back and Betaal for his wicked sense of humor Some years later I was introduced to one story of Vikramaditya ie Singhasan Battisi Since then I have seen him as a courageous and righteous king like no one He was like Ram of modern world My interest in this characters made me read this bookI had read a great deal of praise about this book and I wanted to finish this last year Somehow I couldn't It's for the good because it has given me a great start for this year Long time back during the Smaudra Manthan Halahala a deadly poison was released Devas and Asuras were both affected from the Halahala and it posed great thread to the whole creation Both Devas and asuras approached Lord Mahadev to save them Lord Mahadev decided to drink all the Halahala to save the world But a small potion of the Halahala was stolen by an asura named Veeshada who had traps it safely inside a dagger The dagger was under safe custody of Shiva who is no one but Mahadeva himself living in the Himalayas Shiva decided to hand over the dagger to Vikramaditya so that he could meditate in peace Now it is Vikramaditya's responsibility to protect the dagger from both Devas and asuras who want to possess it to have an upper hand over their enemyThe story is powerfully weaved never letting the grip loosen once the introduction part is over The characters Navratnas or the nine councilors or Vikramaditya play major role in this book There is of them than Vikramaditya himself It works so well that you'll love at least two of the characters from the Navratnas Their background stories have been scattered over the book which I felt should have been packed into a chapter or two It is annoying when a remark about a characters past is made and it is not revealed for the next 30 40 pages This has been repeated throughout The fantasy elements in this book are admirable The Ashvins Maruts Andhaka Swords of Hellfire etc will make you crave for and fantasy The story would have been dull if not for these fantasy elements One plus about the story is that it effortlessly moves from one plot to another It's not that easy when you have hundreds of characters and places in one story The flaws I found may not be of great importance to many But I certainly thought they could have turned this into a much better book The first was the annoying bombardment of unfamiliar words It just breaks the flow of reading a thriller Author doesn't have to impress the reader by diction but by the art of story telling Secondly There is a huge scope for humor in this story which hasn't been exploited much It's like that one piece of cashew in good day cashew biscuits More would have made it tastierAt the end of it I won't be able to resist reading the next book in this trilogy I'll have to put down everything else and read it I doubt it will be limited to trilogy as there is scope for 5 books at least Prepare to be blown away if you consider reading thisPS Where there's Vikram there's Betaal D D

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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 destroyed?A small portion still remains – a weapon powerful enough to guarantee victory to wh Edit Added Author Interview linkEver since I read The Immortal of Meluha I became huge fan of the alternate history or mythology genre Half of my wishlist books are filled with this genre The Guardians of the Halahala was in my wishlist for than a year I got my hands on the book few weeks back And I considered myself lucky that I got author signed copyIndian mythological literature is pretty rich and deep During our college times we used to think why Indian authors were not recreating those stories Soon a trend of alternate history mythology stories started Today we find than 300 books in the genre But one has to put enough effort to leave an impact on readers By combining stories of 'Samudra Manthan' and Vikramaditya Shatrujeet has created mind boggling epic 'The Vikramaditya Veerghatha'Trilogy revolves around poison called Halahala In this first part the Lord Shiva himself has given responsibility of the Halahala sealed dagger to Vikramaditya As task was assigned by omniscient himself Vikramaditya being the Samrat of the Bharatvarsha and the king of Avanti considered the responsibility as illustriousness Vikramaditya didn't know why Shiva chosen him and Shiva didn't reveal it to him His counsel of Nine had wholeheartedly accepted their kings decision to protect dagger Before accepting dagger Shindhuvrata was having threat from barbaric Huna Saka from the west After accepting dagger Maghadh became aggressive and started taking military actions in the east to increase their prowess Avanti started getting attacks from Devas Asuras Counsellor of Avanti with their power and technology were able to counter those attacks but the devastation brought by attacks had already taken heavy toll on Ujjaini the capital of Avanti With heavy anticipation and few exciting revelation author finished the first part on high peak It is not possible for someone who liked the first part to not check second one Shatrujeet was able to match my expectations It is a sure shot best read of this year in the mytho action thriller I will dig into second part ASAPDetailed review link interview link

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The Guardians of the Halahala Vikramaditya Veergatha #1Vikramaditya 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 legen 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 book?1 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