The Oath of the vayuputras (Shiva Trilogy III)

the oath of the vayuputras

The evil is finally revealed and Shiva is now gathering forces to defeat it. He travels across India to spread awareness about the evil and the disastrous effect it has on people. Just the name of his enemy infuses fear among his men. It is now a holy war which will shed a lot of blood and causes a lot of casualties. Many lives will be lost and the aftermath of the war will continue to affect generations for centuries. Whatever may be the cost, Shiva must not fail. In his desperation, he reaches out to the ones who never offered him any help from the start: The Vayuputras, that is the tribe left behind by Lord Rudra.

Will Shiva be able to defeat the evil before it is too late? Or would he find any alternative solution to avoid bloodshed?

The final book of the series, gives us all the answers.


“Creation and destruction are the two ends of the same moment. And everything between the creation and the next destruction is the journey of life.”

  • Amish, the Oath of the Vayuputras.


I felt that the beginning of the final book could have been better as I found the first three chapters to be very fast paced. There is a lot going on and I had to re-read the chapters to understand better. A lot of new places were introduced to us and a lot of old characters that made appearances in the previous books surfaced again which made me go back to the “list of characters” page to get familiarized again.


“The key question isn’t ‘What is Evil?’ The key question is ‘When does the Good become Evil?’”

  • Amish, the Oath of the Vayuputras.


Once I crossed the third chapter, I got hooked on to the book. When the evil was finally revealed, I just couldn’t come up with a possible solution to the problem other than a war. The Holy war. There were times in the book where Shiva had to make a decision and he was absolutely confused, unable to come up with a conclusion. I think that is so brilliant of the author because it puts the reader in Shiva’s shoes. And it did put me in a doubtful situation.


Evil is never in a rush. It creeps up slowly. It doesn’t hide, but confronts you in broad daylight. It gives decades of warnings, even centuries at times. Time is never the problem when you battle Evil. The problem is the will to fight it.” 

  • Amish, the Oath of the Vayuputras.


The character development in the final book is beyond amazing. Many characters face internal conflict with themselves regarding their position in the forthcoming war. You will start loving some unexpected characters because of their morals and values. You will start rooting for them in the war. Speaking of war, the battle strategies proposed by both the sides are so clever and clearly thought out.

The final book wouldn’t be grand if there were no twists and Amish made sure there were plenty of twists for the readers. There was a moment in the book where Shiva’s action completely baffled me and it was like the perfect ending to the chapter. That moment was so visual and so fulfilling.

There was a twist in the book that broke me emotionally. I refused to read any further. I couldn’t pick up the book again for like two days. But then I had to know how it is all going to come together at the end and I was not unhappy with the way the book ended.

The end gave me closure and it was so complete that no character was left hanging at the end. All the characters got their storylines told and it was beautiful.

This book was a complete emotional rollercoaster for me – from being confused at the start, to being vengeful, to being hurt, to being fanatically devoted, to being complete.

I would rate this book 4.5/5 and the entire series 4.7/5.

Amish did justice to the book and this is the most cherished book series I would proudly showcase in my bookshelf. This trilogy changed the way I look at life and helped discover more about myself.

Har Har Mahadev.




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