Both the books in this series are game-changers. Though the first one shows Suyodhan as a good human being almost reaching the epitome of goodness. In this part, our Suyodhan is more human, faltering at places. The Draupadi cheerharan, the meeting to Subhadra, the pride of making his son a warrior. This makes him more relatable to the reader. Anand puts up a nice story to show that worse things can happen to people who are not that bad and the fables and lores can make or break a person. One thing that I can say after reading both the books, that the clear demarcation between the right and wrong characters of Mahabharat is now blurred. It's now no more about the right or wrong. It's more about the winner and the vanquished. I suggest everyone should read this once in their lifetime to get an opportunity to see the greatest epic from another lens. I think Anand has done an epic job. I can only imagine how he placed his perceptions to the original Mahabharat to bring out such a beautiful version of it. You'll love and hate Anand at the same time for wiping out your inbuilt boundaries about right and wrong. You'll be a different person altogether.