- Pub Date : February 2022
- Author : Abhijeeth Hiliyana
- Language : English
- ISBN: 9789389253955
- Category: Fiction/ Historical
- Binding: Paper back
- Imprint: Hachette India
- Page extent: 300 pp
- Cover Price: Rs 499
ABOUT THE BOOK
He fought, he loved, he conquered…
Vijayanagara, 1485. The second son of a famed military commander, Tuluva Krishna sees around him a decaying empire assailed by the treachery of vassals and belligerence of neighbours. Determined to restore peace and glory to the Vijayanagara Samrajya, Krishna, hot-headed and impatient, follows in his father’s footsteps and begins his military service under Emperor Saluva Narsimha.
Peace, though, is hard to forge and Krishna’s loyalty, ingenuity and persistence towards his singular cause are constantly tested, both on and off the battlefield. Fuelled by his passion and his dreams of one day uniting with his true love – the rebellious, enigmatic temple dancer, Chinna – Krishna quickly rises through the ranks.
But can Krishna navigate the intricate web of politics that threatens the great empire? And can he rebound from devastating betrayal and prove his mettle as a true leader?
A story that raises the dust of battle, the stench of conspiracy and the bittersweet aroma of love, Krishnadevaraya: The Boy Who Would Be King tells the dramatic tale of a valiant soldier who has come to be known as one of the greatest emperors of India.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Abhijeeth Hiliyana is an engineer by profession and a storyteller by passion. He has published two works – Age Apostasy Knife Edge, a fantasy based on Indian mythology, and Gardi Rebirth, an alternate history of India set in the Maratha empire