Great, gripping and thrilling storyline. But it did not end in the same way. The story started great, become more and more toned with each chapter but disappointedly fizzled out in last 50-100 pages. What I did not like was -
1. How negotiations were conducted with Vayuputras?
2. In the end, Neelkanth army was much more capable (support wise, strength wise and circumstances wise) to destroy evil and take revenge of Sati. But he used Pashupatiastra - which killed innocent people, destroyed a city, poisoned river etc.
3. Before the destruction of Devagiri, the Meluhan citizen's character looked greater than Neelkanth to me. They had courage and vision to take responsibility of something which they did not conduct personally. They showed more greatness than the Lord Neelkanth himself.
4. Not much was talked about how "Bhrigu" changed his stand after Sati's event. Bhrigu was not emotional, he was a strong believer of what is he thinking and doing. How he lost sight of his believe and started believing in Neelkanth way. I could not understand how someone's personal sacrifice changed him.
A good read but end could have been made better.