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Vikramaditya Veergatha: Book 1 - The Guardians of the Halahala

Vikramaditya Veergatha Book The Guardians of the Halahala 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 extinction But was the Halahala truly

  • Title: Vikramaditya Veergatha: Book 1 - The Guardians of the Halahala
  • Author: Shatrujeet Nath
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 extinction.But was the Halahala truly destroyed A small portion still remains a weapon powerful enough to guarantee victory to whoever possesses it And both asuras and devas, locked in battle for supremacy, wilThe 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 extinction.But was the Halahala truly destroyed A small portion still remains a weapon powerful enough to guarantee victory to whoever possesses it And both asuras and devas, locked in battle for supremacy, will stop at nothing to claim it.As 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 Vikramaditya and his Council of Nine to quell the supernatural hordes and prevent the universe from tumbling into chaos A 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.Shatrujeet Nath has sold ice creams, peddled computer training courses, written ad copy and reported on business as a journalist and assistant editor at The Economic Times His first book, The Karachi Deception, was published in 2013 He divides his time between writing fiction and poetry, reading, playing with his daughter, and dreaming of buying a small castle in Scotland Till that happens, he plans to continue living in Mumbai.

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    1. [Edit - Added Author Interview link]Ever 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 more than a year. I got my hands on the book few weeks back. And I considered myself lucky that I got author signed copy.Indian mythological literature is pretty rich and deep. During our college times we used to think why Indian authors were not rec [...]

    2. Deceived by hordes of positive reviews and being a fan of Indian Mythology , I picked 'The Guardians Of Halahala' , the book one of 'Vikaramaditya Veergatha' , written by Shatrujeet Nath.As I started reading the book the start was slow , the pace remained slow throughout . It felt like I was reading story of a Indian T.V. serial . The book qualifies every quality to be a perfect Indian daily soap . Useless conversations , nothing happening in many chapters , half of the chapters were wasted in c [...]

    3. 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 appr [...]

    4. For the uninitiated, Halahala is the poison that was churned from the oceans, expecting Amrit instead. It was deemed to be so potent that it could destroy the three universes and who better than the destroyer himself to consume the poison and save everyone. If the Halahala didn’t exist anymore, what’s the story about? You have to read to find out because it has been crafted so beautifully. Kudos to Shatrujeet Nath for bringing back Mythology and Fantasy in my reading habitat. Recommended for [...]

    5. Magnificence. This book is absolute magnificence. Shatrujeet Nath is a brilliant author and if this book is anything to go by I will be expecting his others to be on bestselling lists all around. I'm surprised that this book hasn't gotten the attention that other, much less impressive, books have gottenWhat is particularly great about Guardians Of The Halahala (GOTH) is that it gives every single character it's due. It doesn't make the male characters seem amazing and the female characters negli [...]

    6. 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 more story of Vikramaditya, i.e. 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 m [...]

    7. Let me start by stating the obvious.The 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 unique perspective to their storyview Godyears bookIt all begins with one of Lord Shiva's most iconic moments - one that requires not just the devas and asuras but also Lord Vishnu to work beside each [...]

    8. The title and the cover of the book is fierce and dominates the appearance a dagger looking royal and pristine, but bold enough to hint what the book beholds.While many may contemptuously flick history as tales of the dead and gone, it has in recent times emerged a one of the best received genre. The art of combining fascinating history with appetizing mythology has not really been around but the Author seems to have carved his way in and has come to stay with a lasting impression. The recipe re [...]

    9. During the legendary churning of the White Lake : Samudramanthan, one of the most heinous things to be thrown up was the poison Halahala. Halahala had the capacity to raze both the Devas and Asuras to dust and wreck untold havoc on everything. The task to save the world ultimately fell upon good ol'Lord Shiva, who swallowed the deadly poison (ergo the blue throat) and averted disaster.Temporarily.For Lord Shiva knew something that was oblivious to the rejoicing Devas and Asuras. A minuscule port [...]

    10. The stories of Samrat Vikramadithya, the Superhero King of Ancient India, including the Vikaram-Betal Stories was what I fascinated most in my Childhood, when i used to read those stories in Chandamama. Fantasy was the major part in such stories. The Author Shatrujeeth Nath has choosen such part of fabled History which leaves much scope for him to add whatever fiction he wants, while at the same time using all the known contemporary characters associated with Vikramadithya (Nine Gems, Betal, Ind [...]

    11. December, 2011The Immortals of Meluha had cast a spell on me and left my mouth wide and gaping. I was in awe of the book like the rest of the country was; only thinking that this was the best book I ever read.A few years laterApril, 2015The spell was cast again and this time it was Shatrujeet Nath. The Karachi Deception had laid a solid foundation for the author and every book nerd knew that this man can tell a story better than the rest. The Guardians of the Halahala has left me speechless.It's [...]

    12. Shatrujeet Nath and I worked together briefly at A&M magazine, and, later, he was part of the start-up team (of three) when we started agencyfaqs! (now afaqs!). He was a passionate – if occasionally forgetful :) - colleague who felt strongly about whatever it was that he was writing about. We were together for over five years until he left, later to become the editor of Brand Equity.At some point, Shatrujeet took a different route to pursue full-time creative writing. When his first book, [...]

    13. I am normally wary of multi-book fantasy sagas because I have a dread of that oft-used phrase in fantasy fiction - "world-building". I cannot be bothered to read through tomes of preamble and meandering description just to get to a stage where the characters and story finally get going. Thankfully, even with this first book of his proposed trilogy, Shatrujeet loses no time in setting the plot wheels in motion. In fact, with an ensemble of interesting characters and multiple narrative threads, th [...]

    14. Well, this book was a surprise find. Walking down Sapna's aisle, this book looked too inviting to not pick it up. I know I judged it by its cover, I decided to surprise myself. And surprise myself, I definitely did.I had zero expectations when I started this book. I never knew I would end up falling in love with it. It's incredibly well written. I love Shatrujeet's style of writing. It's so rich, on par with the greatest literature books. The only thing that actually put me off was that the scen [...]

    15. Full review @ nandhinisbookreviews.If there is a human brain that needs to be researched upon, next to Einstein’s, it is author Shatrujeet Nath’s. I am not trying to exaggerate, but you will understand the truth in my statement if you’ve read his second book, The Guardians of the Halahala. Certainly, such an intricately woven plot could not have come from an ordinary brain!When I read The Immortals of Meluah by Amish Tripathi, I felt it was the best mythological fiction. It may not be righ [...]

    16. I really don't know where to begin to from Lets start with the Cover Page - A very beautifully designed cover showcasing dagger with a shiny liquid in between the hilt .Simply superb .As the book is all about guarding Halahala so the shiny liquid is of course the halahala .Now Another design that's on beginning of every new chapter of the book is of Sun Crest which is also vey beautifully designed .And now the writting . As one can expect from the author of THE KARACHI DECEPTION , the plot is MI [...]

    17. An amazing work by the author which will transform to you the land of Sindhuvarta. An epic with adequate ingredients of twists, emotions, action and treachery. An amazing work!!Read the Complete Review herereviewzoneweb.wordpress/2

    18. This book proves that (some) Indian authors can write. There is no attempt on the part of the writer to overly simplify the prose. It was the first book that I read of Shatrujeet Nath, so I wasn’t exactly sure of what to expect, given that other Indian books in the same genre had been mightily disappointing (I think everyone knows as to what I am referring to here). The book is also decently priced. A few things, if tweaked a little bit, could have made it even better:1. The introduction of ne [...]

    19. After a great debut with ‘The Karachi Deception’, author Shatrujeet Nath takes his readers head on with sudden change in genre. The Gaurdians of the Halahala is a Fantasy/ Mythological fiction which is a part of the series called Vikramaditya Series. The Saga talks about the poison Halahala that was the outcome of ‘Samudramanthan’. Lord Shiva is believed to have swallowed the poison but the lesser known fact was that a portion of Halahala was hidden in a dagger who’s possession somehow [...]

    20. Woohoo!!! Finally a Indian mythological fiction with fantasy elements to it, something which I've been waiting for. I was much skeptical about this book as I had awarded a 2 star to the only other book by the author. But being grown up on a daily dose of Indian mythology-cum-fantasy and Vikram-Betal stories being among by absolute favorites during my childhood, I could not myself from taking a leap of faithN-O-MAN, did the leap paid off. Shatrujeet Nath have more than got it right this time.The [...]

    21. What a stunning account of Vikramaditya, statesmanship of his counsellor, his wife Vishakha in limbo but awake which instantly transfix a readers in surreal historical & blithe mythological settings. Each and every: major and minor characters come alive as if talking to you here and now. The main plot and subplots are so beautifully crafted that they are simply stunning. The characters come alive in those settings. Even the Omniscient takes a different form when he hands over Halahal to righ [...]

    22. It is quite amazing and absolutely outstanding that Guardians of Halahala is by the same author who wrote "Karachi Deception". This simply shows the sheer versatility the author has. Both are in entirely different genres and needed totally different story telling approach.With Karachi Deception I felt Robert Ludlum and with Guardians of Halahala I was absorbed into the world of fantasy, fairy tale yet a strong lesson on leadership, commitment and discipline. I took a long time to read Guardians [...]

    23. What a book!This is fantasy fiction in authentic Indian settings par excellence. The quality of writing is powerful and beautiful, almost surreal. The story, the characters, the plot, the scene beginnings and endings, the pacing, the narrative, the sub plots, the chapter names, the English oh my god everything and everything about "The Guardians of Halahala" is simply superlative. I cannot avoid hyperbole while praising this work, at least to me, this is one of the best books I have ever read. ( [...]

    24. I have to admit at the onsetI only purchased the book after reading all reviews on GoodReads,flipkart and amazonAlso the subject and the mythological character was unusualVikramAditya and the Halahala both intrigued my attentionThe story revolves around the Halahala which is churned during the Samudra Manthan and by a series of coincidences VikramAditya and his brave council of 9 getting the responsibility to protect itThis incident is the key trigger and then Avanti is subject to a series of at [...]

    25. Read "The Guardians of Halahala",the first of the Vikramaditya trilogy by Shatrujeet Nath.I am not much into the fantasy genre but having liked Nath's first book ,a thriller titled "The Karachi Deception",thought would give It a try as Nath forays into the realms of fantasy.The Guardians of Halahala is loosely based on Hindu Mythology & talks of the eternal conflict between good & evil in a narrative form.The protagonist is King Vikramaditya & he is entrusted with the task of protect [...]

    26. A human king takes on the might of the powerful gods who are fast on the trail of the dreaded, but coveted Halahala. It has fallen to Vikramaditya to put everything, his people, his city, his warriors, on the line to protect the balance of power in the universe that the Halahala is designed to destroy. A tale so riveting as it lays bare the truth behind the motivations of humans and the divine alike; fast-paced to get your heart racing and brilliant in its capability of leave you wanting more. V [...]

    27. First to start with, this book was way better than my expectations. Everything about the books is "FANTASY", devas, Asuras, demons, tantrics, magic etc, etc. gets us immersed with the story, you pray for Vikrama n his 9 to succeed in every obstacle. Heroism pours in every page. Best part is battle with asvin twins. Hats of to writer for his imagination n writing. Eagerly waiting for the second of the series

    28. DAMN THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. EVERYTHING IS WELL MANAGED FROM START. THE PLOT IS AMAZING AND THE WAY AUTHOR HAS NARRATED IS JUST EPIC. RIGHT FROM START U WOULD GET INVOLVED.I READ IT IN ONE NIGHT STAND. AMAZING BOOK BUT THE SAD PART IS I CANNOT WAIT TO READ SECOND PART.HAHAHA. SHATRUJEET SIR PLS MAKE IT FAST

    29. Marrying myth and legends and recreating a fable in the realms of fantasy is not easy, but to make it tangible and intriguing is another whole story in itself. Told at a spanking pace, the tale of demons, gods and humans enchants from the word go and the story leaves a bridge to the next book. PS: A word of caution for readers, you will want to finish it at one go.

    30. Interesting read in terms of a fictional story with (mythical) characters that we know of simple yet decent portrayal of multiple characters very good balance between war scenes and other parts

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