Saturday, 10 February 2018

#BookReview : The Fisher Queen's Dynasty by Kavita Kané

Title: The Fisher Queen's Dynasty
Author: Kavita Kane
Publisher: Westland Ltd
Published on: 15th December 2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9386850176


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.

Cover Page

The cover page of The Fisher Queen's Dynasty is so beautiful. It is so colourful filled with blue, purple, red and gold colour having a beautiful picture of Satyawati. It is very aatractive and is an illustration by Niloufer Wadia. I loved the cover page.


The Fisher Queen's Dynasty by Kavita was the second book which I read after Lanka's Princess and before starting reading this book I was very excited and it didn't disappoint me. I am a story buff and I love to read and hear mythological stories. I had heard, read and seen Mahabharata a lot but never thought about Satyawati so much and this is what I love about mythology fiction queen- Kavita Kané that she picks up female protagonist which are not so much discussed.
The Fisher Queen's Dynasty revolving around the queen of Hastinapur, Satyawati is a very gripping story. It is penned down beautifully in a simple language which made me dive into the story. The characters are very well described and developed. Firstly, when I started reading I didn't like the protagonist much but as I kept on reading I fell in love with her. The way author has described the character of Bhishm is amazing.The narration of the story is in third person and is very engaging.
Coming to the the emotions, they are very well written and were articulate, directly impacting the reader. The best thing about reading The Fisher Queen's Dynasty was that it took me back to the era of Mahabharata and I was able to visualise all the events which are so marvelously described.
Overall, a fast paced, well researched and an engaging book which sticks the reader to the book till the end. A very insightful book which is a page turner. I really enjoyed reading it. I would highly recommend this book to those who are interested in reading mythology.

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About the Author

Kavita Kané

Kavita Kane is the bestselling author of four books, all based on Indian Mythology: Karna's Wife, Sita's sister, Menaka's Choice and Lanka's Princess. A senior journalist with a career of over two decades, she quit her job to write books.With a post graduate degree inEnglish Literature and Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Pune, the only skill she has, she confesses is writing.
Born in Mumbai,with a childhood spent largerly in Patna and Delhi,she lives in Pune with her mariner husband Prakash, two daughters, two dogs and a cat.

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