The hunt is on. Shiva, the man believed to be the prophesied Neelkanth - the destroyer of evil - will not rest until he finds his demonic adversary: the Naga warrior that killed his friend, Brahaspati, and now stalks his wife. But the rise of evil is everywhere and Shiva's own philosopher guides have betrayed his unquestioning faith by accepting aid from the dark side. Even the perfect empire of Meluha is riddled with a terrible secret - a master puppeteer is playing a grand game, and Shiva himself is at the heart of it. Shiva's search for truth takes him across the length and breadth of ancient India, a land of deadly mysteries where nothing is what it seems.
Amish is an IIM-Calcutta educated 'boring banker' turned happy 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 career in financial services to focus on writing. He is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy. He believes that there is beauty and meaning in all world cultures and religions. Amish lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and son Neel.