The Palace of Illusions: A Novel
Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakarunigives voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharata, as she weaves a vibrantretelling of an ancient epic saga.
Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of their father’s kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she cannot deny her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands’ most dangerous enemy as she is caught up in the ever-manipulating hands of fate.
About the Author
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of the novels Queen of Dreams, The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Before We Visit the Goddess, One Amazing Thing, Oleander Girl, and The Vine of Desire, and of the prizewinning story collections Arranged Marriage and The Unknown Errors of Our Lives. She lives in Houston, Texas, and teaches creative writing at the University of Houston.
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