The deadly Halahala, the all-devouring poison churned from the depths of the white lake by the devas and asuras, was swallowed by Shiva to save the universe from extinction. But was the Halahala truly destroyed? A small portion still remains-a weapon powerful enough to guarantee victory to whoever possesses it. And both asuras and devas, locked in battle for supremacy, will stop at nothing to claim it.
As the forces of Devaloka and Patala, led by Indra and Shukracharya, plot to possess the Halahala, Shiva turns to mankind to guard it from their murderous clutches. It is now up to Samrat Vikramaditya and his council of nine to quell the supernatural hordes-and prevent the universe from tumbling into chaos
A sweeping tale of honour and courage in the face of infinite danger, greed and deceit, the guardians of the Halahala is a fantastical journey into a time of myth and legend.
Why read this?
Because it’s the first of a trilogy you’d want to read – The Vikramaditya Trilogy. Remember those stories of Vikram and Betaal we used to gorge in our childhood? This book captures and portrays the intricacies of the Halahala – which was a poison swallowed by Lord Shiva so he could protect us. Interesting? You bet. Read on and let us know what you think of the book.
Author: Shatrujeet Nath
Release: November 2014