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The Riddle of the Gods

(Shiva XIV #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The war for Deius begins, but first, the battle for Sirin must be fought.

In this third and action-packed installment of Shiva XIV, Ayn yearns for freedom while Srah and Axis find their true home. All the while, Yol Notama brings The Tah to the edge of madness!

Fates will be decided and old Gods will awaken as the most ancient of riddles is finally answered.
Paperback, 486 pages
Published November 12th 2016 by Createspace
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J.B. Richards
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
In this much anticipated third chapter to the popular Sci-Fi novel series, Author Lyra Shanti propels us forward on the exciting adventures of Ayn, Axis the Sarax, Reese and other favorite characters who discover new life paths as they come together in preparation of settling old scores and meeting their fates head on.

In “Shiva XIV The Riddle of the Gods”, Shanti takes us deeper into the dark side of the Un Galaxy’s war between religion and science. Fates are determined and destinies fulfilled
Kimberly Cummons
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lyra Shanti expertly brings together all the elements of the previous books. Answering questions and asking new ones, Ms. Shanti continues to build her world and her characters making them come alive to a point where I rejoiced and mourned right alongside them.

I highly recommend this series and look forward to Book 4.
P.J. Mann
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, sci-fi
The third book of the series didn't disappoint at all!
I enjoyed reading the first two books and waiting to read also this one. I am incredibly impressed with how Shanti was able to create such a credible, almost tangible reality between planets and kingdoms. I felt engaged to read about the new challenges the main characters went through. The inner struggle of Ayn and his doubts about whether or not he is supposed to be "The Bodanya" the one who is supposed to save the Un.
I was extremely intrig
S. Thomas
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the book that took this series from good to great! Ayn has already survived the destruction of his childhood and confronted the world non gods deal with, now his faces something that each of us must overcome, his own inner demons. I enjoyed the characterization is this installment. Shanti drove much of the character building through dialogue, and this part of the epic is loaded with surprise revelations and shocking bursts of new information. If you have read the first two and are on the ...more
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing addition to the series! Those of you who have read my reviews of the other two books will know that I thoroughly enjoyed them both, and the third book is just as brilliant. The pace of this one felt faster than the rest as there is so much action (or maybe it was because I couldn't stop reading).

There are so many revelations in this book, I was on the edge of my seat with every reading. Better still, these revelations either make characters develop even further or explain their a
Space opera of epic proportions.

Continuing directly from the first two books in the series, ‘The Riddle Of The Gods’ follows the inter-planetary conflicts and politics that impact so powerfully on the lives of Ayn, Pei and Axis and their compatriots as they fight against the corruption and oppression that has placed their universe in peril. Their battles are personal as much as they are planetary, and as the drama unfolds, the urgency with which they must fight increases. Choices must be made,
Gina Briganti
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shiva XIV: The Riddle of the Gods (2016) is book 3 in the series. This book brought satisfying answers to questions I had about books one and two. There is a villain in this series, Nol Yotama, who conflicted me more than any villain I can remember reading. If you've read the series I want to know if you went down the same topsy-turvy emotional path I did with him.

There are relationships between these characters that most authors can't pull off, including an open-minded, naturally occurring non-
S.K. Wee
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This third installment of the Shiva XIV series, Riddle of the Gods, does not disappoint. It’s full of action, betrayals, and romance. Ayn finds his true love, the Princess Ona and he also needs to take back his home on Deius. Axis is on the planet Sirin with its own problems.
I love the progression of Ayn who is starting to realize his destiny. Though is he still struggling with what it all means, he is beginning to face these issues in a much more adult manner. He knows he has a strong support s
Charon Lloyd-Roberts
I really dont care how this series ends I lost interest half way through book two and with all of the stupidity crammed in just to sequel bait this book which tried really hard to keep me interested and the whole character discovering their power thing was probably thrown in there other then to make a fourth book I mean really I am not surprised and I am not afraid to say I will not be checking out book four or the shorts that where released which I just see as a cash-in for a no reason to exist ...more
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Lyra Shanti, also known as Aryl Shanti, is a novelist, editor, poet, playwright, and songwriter who currently lives in Florida with partner and spouse, Timothyne, and their two insane cats. A lover of nature, animals, anime, music, theatre, movies, myths, and of course, great books, Lyra seeks inspiration from everywhere possible!

Author of the award winning sci-fi series, Shiva XIV, Lyra is a dre

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