Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Vengeance of Indra - Vikramaditya Veergatha - 3

"Vikramaditya Veergatha" is slowly taking over the place of "Shiva Trilogy" by Amish Tripathi in my personal Indian mythological fictional 1st position. Shatrujeet can see many such fans having the same opinion. The way Avanti & neighboring states are being portrayed, I can feel that India has its own version of "The Game of The Throne". I think Indian director should grab the opportunity otherwise some foreign entity will milk it.

Book Blurb
VENGEANCE IS A CAGE. FORGIVENESS IS FREEDOM.
In their greed to possess the deadly Halahala, the devas and the asuras have employed every dirty trick against Vikramaditya and his Council of Nine. But the humans are still standing, bloodied but unbowed.
When the wily Shukracharya discovers the secret to breaking the Council’s unity and strength, he forges an unlikely alliance with his arch-enemy, Indra, to set a deceitful plan in motion.
As cracks emerge between the councilors and their king, ghosts from the past threaten to ruin Vikramaditya and Kalidasa’s friendship, signaling the beginning of an eclipse that will cast a long shadow over all that Vikramaditya holds dear. And into this shadow steps Indra, bearing an old grudge – and a devastating new weapon.
How much longer before the Guardians of the Halahala finally fall apart?
Talking about the story, after the defeat of Ahi, under the cunning guidance of Shukracharya, devas took the road of "Divide & Conqure" to break down Vikramaditya's & his council of Nine. Kalidasa was allowed to leave Sinduvrata unharmed by Samrat and Kalidasa went to Hunas. This has started creating voices in council & allies of Avanti. On top of that Indra's interference have made situation worst for Vikrama. On the border, Ghatakarpara was kidnapped by Shakas On and all in this volume Vikramaditya's life became burning hell from troublesome. The only hope for Samrat is an unknown may-be ally from Dandaka for which they started exploration & powers of councilors.

Talking about action thriller series, this volume is more about building a bigger battlefield for upcoming wars & clashes. Just like Harry Potter where story reached towards wizard politics in 5th part, this volume has a bigger role to play in upcoming volumes. With more than 4 fronts to fight back with little/thin layered ally will be a bigger challenge for the Samrat in coming challenges.

With pace reduced compared to last two parts & too many characters & plot to get aligned I think the author may have to add one more volume in series. Well for Vikramaditya-fan like me, it will be a treat.

Talking about ratings
  1. Cover - 4/5
  2. Characters - 5/5
  3. Content - 4.5/5
  4. Overall - 4.5/5
Book can be found at Amazon
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

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