Namaste! I recently finished the Vikramaditya Veergatha series by Shatrujeet Nath, and I thought, ‘Why shouldn’t I write a review?’ So here it is!
About the Author:
Shatrujeet Nath is the creator of the runaway national bestseller series Vikramaditya Veergatha, a four-book series, which includes The Guardians of the Halahala, The Conspiracy at Meru, The Vengeance of Indra and The Wrath of The Hellfires. Described as “a new face to Indian mythology” by DNA, Shatrujeet also writes for movies and web shows. His first book, The Karachi Deception, an Indo-Pak spy thriller, has recently been optioned to be made into a web series.
The Vikramaditya Veergatha series is a four-part masterpiece by Shatrujeet Nath. The story follows Samrat Vikramaditya and his nine councilors as they are tasked with protecting a dagger containing the Halahala – the deadliest poison in the world by Lord Shiva. The Devas and Asuras greedily try to obtain the Halahala from Vikramaditya, they hurl vicious creatures and fearsome warriors his way, trying to force him to give up the dagger. Vikramaditya is made to choose between his promise to Lord Shiva, and his Queen, Vishakha. On top of that, he is faced by repeated attacks from the barbarians from the Marusthali, the Hunas and Sakas.
I loved how he beautifully brought the story together, starting the story with a bang, a massacre in the mountains, and Vikramaditya’s coronation. I especially liked the choice of names in his books and, of course, his choice of words. At first, I couldn’t get my head around how Hiranyaksha, Hiranyakashipu and Holika were in his storyline. Then I realized that his story needed strong characters, and he needed to use his ‘Creative Liberty’ card. It is perfectly understandable, and I am not criticizing him. At a point, I seriously thought Amara Simha was Narasimha 😂.
Shatrujeet Nath’s books are filled with suspense, thrill, wisdom and shocking plot-twists, so it deserves five stars.
I recommend it to anyone, just anyone. See you later!