The Killer Sword

The Killer Sword The third in the series of Ponniyin Selvan carries on with the plot hatched by Prince Maduranthakar to usurp the Chozhan throne his ambitions and insecurities

  • Title: The Killer Sword
  • Author: Kalki C.V. Karthik Narayanan
  • ISBN: 9780333933015
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • The third in the series of Ponniyin Selvan , carries on with the plot hatched by Prince Maduranthakar to usurp the Chozhan throne his ambitions and insecurities.

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    • Ashish Iyer says:

      What an epic book such an amazing journey like other books of this series. So many new conspiracy and counter conspiracy. It is definitely a page turner and if you have interest in history then you will find it very difficult to put it down. The author gives you vivid description of the ancient Tamil nation, politics and culture. Its really unbelievable how the author has maintained the suspense throughout the book. The book has an excellent and interesting story-line and has strong and well por [...]

    • Balaji Srinivasan says:

      பொதுவாக பெரிய புத்தகம் படிக்கும் பொழுது ஒரு கட்டத்தில் சற்று அலுப்பு தட்டும். ஆனால் இந்த புத்தகம் அதற்கெல்லாம் அப்பாற்பட்டது. இதுவரை 1100 பக்கங்கள் படித்தாயிற்று. பக்கங்கள் சென்றதே தெரி [...]

    • Soundar Phil says:

      பொன்னியின் செல்வன் மூன்றாம் பாகம் "கொலைவாள்"மக்களால் பெரிதும் விரும்ப படும் மன்னரின் இழப்பு செய்தியை கேட்டு மக்கள் பெரும் நிம்மதியின்மையும். மன்னன் மகள் ஒரு வீரனிடம் தன் மனதை தருவதும [...]

    • Jeevaraj Radhakrishnan says:

      Ponniyin Selvan 3 ( கொலை வாள்) is one awesome journey which ended too soon, but happy that I am left with two more books of the Ponniyin Selvan series.ArulMozhivarmar is people's King and that is what Kalki tries to convey, through a  storyline which ends up in a rumour that the Chola  Prince Arulmozhi is dead even before he became the King. Even when Aadita Karikala was the crowned Prince, how much was Arulmozhi loved by the people and was hated by those who wanted to seize th [...]

    • Sindhuja Anbazhagan says:

      Ponniyin Selvan Part - 3I have loved this series. The third book in Kalkii's exciting Ponniyin selvan series, The Killer Sword reveals aspects of the characters which have not been seen before. Again it made me to grab the next part of the book. Too good narrations Ponniyin Selvan (Arul mozhi) is the perfect example of how the leader should be. Its really unbelievable how the author has maintained the suspense throughout the book. Awesome It is no easy joke to write a story chapter by chapter, w [...]

    • Girish says:

      The third part takes you deeper into the complicated plot that follows our heroes on their adventure. Lot of plot lines converge and new characters introduced (and how!). Mighty coincidences that seem to suggest the other characters also seem to recognize that our hero (a brave messenger) is the actual hero of the book and confide in him. Vandhiyathevan and Nambi become spies. Romance blooms and the depth of the characters come to the fore.Somewhat slower and more reliance on good fortune in thi [...]

    • Senthilprabhu says:

      What a book it is such a wonderful journey like other books of the story. But as usual this book has definitely new conspiracy and counter conspiracy and anti conspiracy. The story is definitely taking some shape. Enjoyed reading it. But it is a quick read, I completed this book in 2 days.

    • Srikanth R says:

      Thrilling gripping and intriguing Saving one star for the next 2 parts expecting unexpected twists in the last 2 parts :)

    • Kunal Lal says:

      I cannot read Tamil and do not consider myself deeply acquainted with the culture. I stumbled across this work at a Bangalore bookshop and bought it on impulse.Having just finished it, I am surprised how such a gem of a work can remain relatively unknown outside Tamil Nadu. In terms of character development, plot twists and political intrigue, it is in the same league as Game of Thrones. But there is more here, a deep sympathy and love for the land and its people and an understanding of the curr [...]

    • Tamil Isai says:

      Ponniyin selvan story is about Sundara chola’s children Rajaraja Chola,Kunthavi,Athitha karigala. It has 5 parts.written by kalkiIn this my favourite is kunthavi. The brave and intelligent woman in this story. And I like vanthiyadevan also. Because i like his travelling, character and everything

    • B.S.Ananth Kumar says:

      Very good historical bookWe can learn tamilians culture from this book . Its a treasure for tamilians.Simply an awesome book for readers

    • David says:

      Not worth a review

    • Kavinaya Senthil says:

      GreatIt's a great story, told with unbound imagination. An epic that everyone who knows Tamil should read. Kalki is unbeatable.

    • Arun Prakash says:

      பரபரப்பிற்கும் அழகிற்கும் அதிசயங்களுக்கும் வினாக்களுக்கும் விடைகளுக்கும் உணர்வுகளுக்கும் பரவசத்திற்கும் சற்றும் பஞ்சமில்லை! செழுமையான கதை வளம்!

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      Available on KOBOBOOKS

    • Krishnan says:

      Epic extraordinary.Historical epic at its best. Well-etched characters, fluent narration, plots piles upon plots, historical triviaa magnificent novel indeed.A must read.

    • Ramya says:

      Even translated this whole series of Ponniyan Selvan gets a 4.5 for plot, odd & diverse character development, and a sense of humor throughout! This is a -- in occidental comparison a chivalrous romance novel a la style de Dumas, but is set in the 10-11th century Southern India and has all the components of court/country intrigue, interior heart plots of vengeance and love, and lush scenery -- novel by Kalki a 20th century master of story telling & reformer of identity for Tamil Nadu &am [...]

    • Srinivasan says:

      பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - 3(கொலை வாள் )பொன்னியின் செல்வனின் முன்றாம் பாகம் கடலில் விழுந்து வல்லவராயனை காபாற்றும் அருள்மொழி வர்மரை கூட்டி கொண்டு வரும் பூங்குழலியுடன் தொடங்குகிறது .பொன்னியின [...]

    • Shiva Chidambaram says:

      கடைசி பத்து பதினைந்து பக்கங்களில் மொத்த கதை எவ்வாறு நகரப் போகிறது என்கிற ஆவலும், ‘கொலை வாள்’ என்ன செய்யப்போகிறது என்கிற ஆவலும் உச்சத்தை அடைகிறது. சினிமா கதைகளைப் போல் ‘flashy' முடிவு இல்லா [...]

    • SaiVigneshwar says:

      A historical novel, which takes us into ancient Tamil world, who those are missed to read this golden book written by golden author please read it. Really awesome to read. No words to say about this book.

    • Sabareesh Kumar Anandan says:

      Simply amazing.

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    • கிராமத்தான் சரவணன் says:

      பல திகிலூட்டும் திருப்பங்களுடன் சுவாரசியமாக செல்லும் பயணம்.சொனாட்டின் இராஜரீக விடயங்களில் நடக்கும் குழப்பம் உள்நாட்டு சதி மட்டும் தானா? திரை விலகும் உண்மைகள்.

    • Vijay Ramdu says:

      Really wonderfulI don't know but something is missing

    • Sakthi Ananth says:

      One of the best book everyone one should read.

    • Shakthivanilla Saraboji says:

      A happy ending but it does leave a lot of expectations to the its next part loved it!

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