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The Oath of the Vayuputras

(Shiva Trilogy #3)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  62,172 ratings  ·  3,287 reviews

Shiva is gathering his forces. He reaches the Naga capital, Panchavati, and Evil is finally revealed. The Neelkanth prepares for a holy war against his true enemy, a man whose name instils dread in the fiercest of warriors.

India convulses under the onslaught of a series of brutal battles. It's a war for the very soul of the nation. Many will die. B
Paperback, 575 pages
Published February 27th 2013 by Westland (first published 2013)
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Bharath While reading this book, one should always keep in mind that it is a historical fiction. The author is neither present at their conversation nor he ha…moreWhile reading this book, one should always keep in mind that it is a historical fiction. The author is neither present at their conversation nor he had any proofs that was the exact dialogues they have exchanged.

To move the story forward and just to make up an analogy he used many modern terms through out the book, like nuclear fission, fusion etc. Once again I need to emphasize that this is a fiction and not exact history.(less)

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I am sad. Mr. Tripathi... what happened?

After the first two books, I had high hopes. The writing was good, the plot was good; it had purpose - "Evil" had risen in Meluha, Shiva had to stop it. Simple, yes? Throughout the first two books, we were given the impression that evil, in the form of some not-so-nice people, was lurking in the shadows, ever-growing, ever-menacing, threatening to disrupt life as they knew it,and it must be stopped at all cost.

And then came the third book.

As soon as I sta
Riku Sayuj
Apr 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: r-r-rs

A funky mix of pseudo-science, pseudo-history and pseudo-mythology, The Oath of the Vayuputras marks a new low for this trilogy. Amish ensures that anyone reading this book will emerge with a thoroughly muddled conception of Indian mythology and pre-history. This would be a valuable asset when the movie comes out.

I had criticized the plot mechanism in my previous review by comparing it to an Amar-Chitra Katha. I have to take that back. Amar-Chitra Kathas were really good, in fact. No I would ven
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Oath of the Vayuputras (Shiva Trilogy, #3), Amish Tripathi

The Oath of the Vayuputras is the third book of Amish Tripathi, third book of Amishverse, and also the third book of Shiva Trilogy.. The book was released on 27 February 2013, through Westland Press and completes the mythical story about an imaginary land Meluha and how its inhabitants were saved by a nomad named Shiva.

Starting from where the previous installment left off, Shiva discovers what is the true evil in The Oath of the Vayu
Ramya Narayanan
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
An unfitting end to a wonderful series. What I intend to imply by an unfitting end is that the entire novel disappoints. Not just the end. It does not feel like a book from the same person who wrote the fantastic "Secret of the Nagas" or "The Immortals of Meluha" before that. Amish left the readers on such a high after the 2nd book that he had to hit a home run with this one or else, it was doomed to fail. And fail it does!

For starters, the book is way too long! It could have easily been brought
Mar 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
Was it really written by the same Amish who wrote the Immortals of Meluha? The second book was bit of a let down, but I had high expectations from this book considering it's the end of the Shiva trilogy.
The author rambles for 500+ pages with boring details trying to find a way to tie up all the loose ends and conveniently forgets the plot. The only part that moved me was Shiva grieving for Sati.
The story had so much potential. Wish Amish hadn't strayed from the original plot.
Apr 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
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"Lord Ram, have mercy!" on those who attempt to read the third installment. It was never the literary genius of the author that made me continue reading the trilogy after The Immortals of Meh. Like I'd mentioned in my review of the book, I thought there was some imagination at work. The trend continued in The Secret Nag (yes, I'm irritated enough to play with the titles) and there was some effort in polishing the language. All of this meant that Book 3 had to be read, but what a horror it turned ...more
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
A satisfying ending to a great saga

Let me be honest. When I heard that Amish was writing his third and final novel to the Shiva Trilogy, I was kinda relieved. Thinking that we would finally get some closure to Shiva's life, I greedily picked up the book and went through with it. Now as I have turned the final page of India's most successful series in recent times, I sincerely wish it had gone on just a bit longer.

The first 200 pages or so were quite boring and honest to God, I was planning t
Dushyant Shetty
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Within the first 100 pages, I was haunted by the feeling that Amish Tripathi probably had the following written on a post-it that he stuck prominently to his screen when writing this book:
1) Tie up all loose ends!
2) Rationalize the legend and all actions around him! Everything must be given a scientific reason, nothing can be attributed to supernatural/superhuman possibilities.
3) Complete the story! Since you promised a trilogy, discovering that there is enough material for a fourth book is a no
The last book in Shiva Trilogy, The Oath of Vayuputras, started with the secrets of Brahaspati's passing and why he planned his demise. The fight between good and evil is now on its ultimate stage, but still, so many mysteries confused Shiva. Before he decides the path, which led to war; he wants to understand every aspect of Somras, and how it becomes evil.

When Shiva gets his answer, he prepared his army for war. Many will trust his lord Neelkanth and betrays Meluha, but many choose Dharma ove
Harish Challapalli
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: every one
Recommended to Harish by: chanchal pati
"The oath of the vayuputras" can be termed as the best and the most probable conclusion for this epic series. Author was successful in blending his fiction with the mythology. All the characters were narrated with a great precision and the sub plots, though a fictitious work, were very close to the actual legend. This requires a thorough research and extreme intelligence to present together.

Speaking about this concluding book, Amish was successful in deciphering all the loose ends and leaving so
Mar 07, 2013 rated it did not like it

Time and Money vacuum. Sigh!
Anish Kohli
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
31/05/19: Full review up
“We don’t become gods because we think we are gods. That is only a sign of ego. We become gods when we realize that a part of the universal divinity lives within us; when we understand our role in this great world and when we strive to fulfil that role.”
The final instalment in the Shiva trilogy gives a very satisfying conclusion to this series and brings about the end of the journey that Shiva undertook. This is the only series re-read that I have done till date. This is
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
I read all the three books back to back. Though I liked the first two books very much specially IOM, my expectations really grew many folds for the third one. I was really excited when I started ‘The Oath of Vayuputras’. By the time I reached page no 91 (chapter#7) I closed the book and regretting that I ever started reading it. After gathering some courage next day when I resumed the reading I knew what to expect… sheer b**l sh*t. A big promise to be ended with a big thud and that’s exactly wha ...more
Anshu Sharma
Mar 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
And the book is finally finished. I don't think I could have withstood any more of Amish's writing. The pages and pages after pages of nonsense twisting meandering psycho-babble about Good and Evil (yes, capitalized) written just to show how smart and deep thinking philosopher he is was laughable at best. The man can't write for shit. This book proved it. I had compared Amish's works to Chetan Bhagat's works but after this book, maybe I should apologize to Chetan Bhagat for insulting him as such ...more
Richa Sharma
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i cried and i cried..........i loved it.glimpses of love that shiva and sati shared, the anger and hatred that i generated against daksha and the loss that lord shiva had to embrace was hardcore painful.i fell in love with shiva, his entire charisma and beliefs since the very first day i read meluha, thereafter nagas and now the oath of vayuputras. In all amish is an avid bhakt and at the end of the day i have turned into an avid bhakt..thank u amish for enlightening me with his strong significa ...more
Madhur Shrimal
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A book with violence and sadness all over. But then It was another great book to read. The description Amish wrote of every incident makes you feel that it is all real. All the relation , connections and events all of them. These three sets of books has totally impressed me.
Good Job Amish
Mar 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
When I first read an excerpt of "Immortals Of Meluha", I fell in love with the book. The two books were really wonderful. The part I loved the most was the love between Sati and Shiva.

There were many questions that was left unanswered.

1. Kartik is 6 years old, but he acts older. There's no explanation for his behavior.

2.The ending of the 2nd book hinted that Shiva's uncle was a Vayuputra, but that connection was not explored till almost the ending of the book.

3.The Vayuputras were supposed to be
Tushar Gargava
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling, tragic and heart-breaking are the three key-words that sum up my review even before it starts.

The Oath of the Vayuputras is the Final book of The Shiva Triology written by a now improved writer Amish Tripathi. His writing style has been abysmally poor in the first two books, but he picks up the art by this book. Yet, his lack of ability to smooth out his story stays visible.

He struggles to describe the events as they happen in a better format than what he'd used in the past pages. Hi
Ujjawal Sureka
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paperback
Series: Shiva Trilogy #3
Genre: Myth, Fantasy
Publication Date: February 2013

Last book in the series, begins beautifully and gets really interesting as the story proceeds. I was a little unsatisfied with the way it ended, but overall this book just like the rest of the series is a great read.
Mar 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Finished one of the most awaited sequels of a book. For those who have read 1 & 2 , they need to finish the series by reading the final one. But, as a standalone book, I think Vayuputras couldnot reach the benchmark set by the earlier books.

For me, there were a few aspects of the first 2 which made it the must-reads. It took a not so often spoken about mythological story, made it into a fantasy fiction and cleverly interspersed with today's world without confusing you. It was fast paced and kept
Apr 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A decent novel and a good enough series.

However... I died laughing when I read the following paragraph:

"The Pashupatiastra was a pure nuclear fusion weapon, unlike the Brahmastra and the Vaishnavastra which were nuclear fission weapons. In a pure nuclear fusion weapon, two paramanoos, the smallest stable divisions of matter, are fused together to release tremendous destructive energy. In a nuclear fission weapon, anoos, atomic particles, are broken down to release paramanoos, and this is also a
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Amish has maintained the flow..the same amount of excitement, drama, action and most importantly the story line. Fantastically written and wonderfully woven with facts and myths that difficult not to appreciate it. What I most enjoyed were the discussions between Lord Gopal and Shiva. They were very simple yet held a lot of meaning. The discourses were logical and rational. The introduction of the Vayuputras and their connection to the story is so beautifully done. The whole scene looks so real ...more
Vivek Dutta Dutta
Oct 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
This was probably the most awaited book for me and expectations were really really high. However the book turned out to be a major disappointment.

While the first two books of the triology were indeed examples of creative best and became a part of my all time favorite collection, third book fell completely flat.

The author constantly emphasized that book covers the event that made shiva - Mahadev - The God of Gods? And what he did to achieve this title?

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Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book was an annoying conclusion to a series that started with wonderful promise. It was very overwritten, so much that it missed the biggest strength of the first book in series. That strength, according to me, a fast moving story. A story - not its writing style not its dialog nor words chosen (to tell the story) since they were often cheesy, and at times cringe-worthy, sometimes picked up straight from yuppies' conference rooms. Story and a curiosity what was coming next is what got me go ...more
Priya N
Dec 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Honestly, this book was really disappointing. The writing was too lengthy. First 300 pages , only three words dominated i.e.- good,evil and somras. It was like an essay written by us during our school days😬. At times, I felt like giving up the reading. But I wanted to finish the book because of the obsession to finish the series. And there was too much of philosophy and geography. Had I wanted to learn about those I would have picked those respective books,not the fiction. The real story starts ...more
Apr 22, 2021 rated it liked it
I waited all those years to read this series only to be disappointed with this last instalment. Tough Luck, haan! The first two were brilliant, they were beautiful, the story was weaved in such a magical and mystical way. I loved them so much. And this one... just so bland in comparison.

So all that suspense, all that build up spread over two books, for this? For evil to be an ecological phenomenon? Really! Evil was supposed to be grand. Even if wasn't it had to be something better. Please. And
Mar 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Well, let me say I have mixed emotions. While I was pretty much hooked by 80% of the book, the rest disappointed me a lot. It starts with a roar and ends on a whimper. Clearly the character such as shiva deserved a better ending than the one he received. Some imaginations and conclusions were logical and brilliant, but overall I felt it was a neat endeavor which got a little ruffled towards the end. Keep your mind and heart open when you open the book. And control the sigh as you close it.
Ravi Jain
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
PLOT: 5/5

Had little expectations initially. But was a good overall read. The war strategies were brilliant. It was like reading Sun Tzu & Chanakya together. But the ending was very bad. Should have made the ending at par. Seems like Amish was in a hurry to finish up the book.
Pooja Bhoi
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 100-pages
Sati's fearless, brave fight is worth watching.
Unfortunately, it was some 30/575 pages long only.
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
At the very beginning of 'The Oath of the Vayuputras' , Amish raises a very pertinent question of what is the tipping point when good becomes evil and vice versa and how does one come to a conclusion about it. This is in line with his earlier 2 books where Amish/Shiva are constantly looking at the concept of good/evil and trying to make sense of it. In a brave move, Amish shows his most important card right the beginning (i.e) the crux of the entire series which is the mythical 'Somras' unlike t ...more
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Amish is an IIM (Kolkata) educated, banker turned award-winning 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, finding beauty and meaning in all world religions.

His 7 books have sold over 5 million

Other books in the series

Shiva Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy, #1)
  • The Secret of the Nagas (Shiva Trilogy #2)

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