What happens when even your closest guides betray you?
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 closest friend 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 hides a terrible secret.
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.