Shatrujeet Nath sent me a copy of his latest book, Warlord of Ayodhya: Rebellion, about 6 months ago and I promised him I’d read and review it as soon as possible. But then, the phase happened and I couldn’t get to it, given how badly the following months went. A few weeks ago, however, I pulled it out of my TBR cart, silently promising myself and the author that I would get to it soon. And then something else happened: the move. But there was progress this time, because while the move was happening, I was reading this book. I brought it with me, and what a wise decision it was!
The Palace of Illusions, like so many other books, had been on my list for a long time. For some reason, this book intimidated me. Maybe because it was based on the Mahabharata, an epic that I wasn’t too familiar with as against the Ramayana. So it was with the hope that I’d come to love it that I picked it up and started reading it. Never mind that it was for a challenge that I did this. Or it would have taken a further long while for me to pick it up.