The story is certainly a fiction but the description about history cannot be further from the truth. My simple view about the book - A fast paced story which could I not put down.
The well laid story structure is amazing. It is definitely true that Amish is a rising star in the field of literature. Though I have to admit that it was a bit funny to imagine Shiva saying words like Bullshit and Son of a bitch but it's all part of the story and it did nothing but increase my excitement.
The description about the locations of the ancient has proved how much Amish has strained his mind for the purpose of imagination.
For those of the people of India who do not have much knowledge about our history I would say that this trilogy is definitely an eye opener. They would be taken to an jaw dropping experience.
There was a talk among friends where we were saying that the book which says Shiva is a human whom legend turned into God. So, okay this is the DaVinci code of India but it's a trilogy so it's the Lord of the rings of India. To hell with it, what ever it may be it is our India's and we are definitely proud about it.
The illustration done by Amish is the excellence no less than any other world renowned authors.
Do the books precisely depict the way of our those people in the ancient world? May be. May be not. But from now on we would be believing that it is.
The way in which each of the character associated with Shiva as we used to know them like Nandi, Verabhadra etc have been brought to the story in a genuine way.
No doubt the Shiva trilogy is one among the best literary works of modern India.
Myself being a writer(in my own way) have found a new inspiration. We're very proud of Amish and want him to expand his literary works to great heights in every way.