The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
This book was in my wishlist from long. Last year when I wanted to read this I ended up reading Karna’s Wife by Kavita Kane. And I loved that book may be because I totally adore Karna’s character. The most mystical man (I think I need to read a book on him now).
I enjoy reading mythology genre Alot. And somehow don’t like too much fictional change. Somehow I feel uncomfortable. I understand writer has to take some privileges to make book more appealing or to make it more relevant to audience.
Now coming to this book. Yes I loved it. It was slow initially but took the pace afterward though the ending again was little slow. As I have read many books on mythology I didn’t find anything new but looking the characters from Draupadi’s point of view was a good experience. But what I found most disturbing or annoying was again and again mentioning Draupadi’s feeling for Karna. I know I read at many places that Draupadi admired Karna but again and again mentioning her hidden feeling for him was way too much. Infact every other time it was the same thing. Well apart from this I found the book as good read.
If you are someone who enjoy reading mythology genre and want to know how Mahabharata and it’s character feel from Draupadi’s point of view you can give this book a try.
Lots of ❤