At a pivotal moment after the thriller ending of book one, The Immortals of Meluha, the legionnaire- idol Shiva-- the man who's the predicted Neelkanth, or destroyer of wrong-- is fighting to cover his woman Sati from an irruption by the Nagas, a mysterious militaristic society. Evil forces are growing in strength each around the conflict, and Shiva's own champion- attendants have betrayed his unquestioning faith by accepting aid from the dark side. Indeed the idyllic conglomerate of Meluha hides a terrible secret. Accompanied by his troop of soldiers, Shiva peregrination East to the land of Branga in expedients of discovering suggestions as to the whereabouts of the Naga people. The trip concludes in the Naga capital of Panchavati, where a surprise awaits him that will change the balance of power.