I held out hope that with practice and better editing, Amish Tripathi would create a truly great fantasy adventure. Unfortunately, The Oath of The Vayuputras, the latest and last book of his Shiva trilogy, is not that great book. Three things particularly derailed my reading experience. The most glaring flaw was the plot hole related to one of the chief villains, Vidyunmali. Finally, there was a problem that had affected the earlier books as well: clunky language and sloppy grammar.
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I held out hope that with practice and better editing, Amish Tripathi would create a truly great fantasy adventure.
Unfortunately, The Oath of The Vayuputras, the latest and last book of his Shiva trilogy, is not that great book. Three things particularly derailed my reading experience. The most glaring flaw was the plot hole related to one of the chief villains, Vidyunmali.
Finally, there was a problem that had affected the earlier books as well: clunky language and sloppy grammar. The poor grammar and plot holes are a failure of editing more than writing. It seems as though Westland Ltd, knowing that it has a guaranteed best-seller on its hands, has decided to be as lazy as possible when it comes to the actual editing. The scope of imagination is so vast and ambitious, and the sense of joy in storytelling so evident, that I really wanted to like this book.
But the laziness in editing and rewriting is evident, and unforgivable. And this is a shame, because there is a lot going on in this book that could have made it wonderful, particularly the things Tripathi is willing to explore. Sometimes an original creation is remarkable not so much because it has beautiful language as because it creates larger-than-life characters and situations that future creators adapt and retell, whether in prose, poetry, film, or any other medium.
Every retelling then uses the original archetype to explore something new. We see this with fairy tales, Tarzan, superheroes—and also with mythology. What Tripathi has done with The Oath of The Vayuputras is to retell the Shiva mythos as an ecological allegory, with somras standing in for nuclear power, fossil fuels, or perhaps industrialization in general.
This is, of course, an incremental sort of progress. Tripathi only wants to challenge the idea of hereditary castes, and not of caste itself. And for all the female characters, The Oath of The Vayuputras stops just short of passing the Bechdel test. This sort of outlook is welcome for its intent, and for being practically unique in the landscape of English popular fiction. Click here to read a Lounge profile of Amish Tripathi.
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Start your review of The Oath of the Vayuputras Shiva Trilogy, 3 Write a review Shelves: fantasy , indian , owned , never-again-ever , could-it-be-more-blah , mythology I am sad. 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 I am sad.
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View all 21 comments. For Dilipa it meant the killing of two birds with a single stone. All in all, this will go down as one of the best book series I have consumed, and I look forward to reading the three books back-to-back. But that is not the only way it works. There could be only one possible solution. Views Read Edit View history.
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