This book is a mythological fiction and the author has done an awesome job in all aspects, like narration, plot , language and characterization. I would like to go for other book by the author for sure.
The story starts with Satyavati and along-side Bhisma told in a new twisted and poetic way. the book focuses on lesser-known characters like uparichar Vasu- biological father of Satyavati, dasharaj- foster-father of mastyagandha, amba- princess of Kasi and nemesis of bhisma. New tales like the panchals- the tale of ugrayudh paurav- the uncle of dhrupad, the matsyas- the tale of mastya and Vasu- the real family of Satyavati. You will see a lot of philosophical treasure hidden inside the tales.
The reserve shows us the uncommon countenance of female which changes in point of time.You also see in the book that, to achieve power & fame , one can go too far beyond your expectation.
I would like to recommend this book to all the avid readers. thank you writers melon.
‘I learnt to love like a man—to love without feelings. And I shall never forget this lesson.’
Matsyagandha, Daseyi, Yojanagandha — the queen of Hastinapur, Satyavati. Abandoned as a baby, preyed on by a rishi, she hardens herself, determined that the next time she is with a man, she will be the one to win. And win she does: the throne of Hastinapur for herself, and the promise that her sons will be heirs to the kingdom. But at what cost?
In a palace where she is disdained and scorned, Satyavati must set aside her own loss and pain if she is to play the game of politics. She learns to be ruthless, unscrupulous — traits that estrange her from everyone around. Everyone, except the man she cheated of his birthright.
A piercing, insightful look at the grand matriarch of the Kuru family, the woman who set off the sequence of events that ended in the bloody battle of Kurukshetra, The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty will re-align your reading of the Mahabharata.