The Shiva Trilogy is a set of three books that have been written by Amish Tripathi, an Indian author, and these books have gone on to becoming huge bestsellers in the country. The first book in this three part mythical trilogy is called The Immortals of Meluha and was released to the general public in mid 2010.
The second book in the series, The Secret of the Nagas, is due to be released by mid August of 2011 and has already created a lot of buzz amongst book enthusiasts. The third book is titled The Oath of the Vayuputras and currently, the author is working on the same and this book is expected to be released sometime in 2012.
This tale of epic adventure takes place in the ancient world of Meluha, also known as the Indus Valley of old. It is here that we are introduced to Shiva, a tribal warrior chief who learns that destiny has a bigger role for him during his travels to Meluha. We are also introduced to the two clans of Suryavanshis and Chandravanshis who are at loggerheads with each other.
The first part in the Shiva Trilogy is The Immortals of Meluha which introduced us to all the characters in this amazing series. In The Immortals of Meluha, Shiva discovers his true identity and learns that he is the one chosen by the Gods to bring peace in the Meluhan land by defeating all that is evil.
During his time in Meluha, Shiva encounters the warrior Naga tribe who seem all evil and also falls in love with the beautiful Meluhan princess Sati.
First published in 2010, The Immortals of Meluha soon became an instant hit with book lovers because of its unique storyline of history and mythology. Also, another reason for the mass success of the book lay in its smart marketing by its author who created a buzz around the book. The Immortals of Meluha had a very catchy cover and there was also a small trailer film released along with the book which went viral very quickly.
The next part in the Shiva Trilogy series is titled The Secret of the Nagas and will take be a true sequel to The Immortals of Meluha. Releasing in the August of 2011, many expect this book to outsell even the first one. As of now, this book can only be bought through some of the online retailers like Flipkart in India.