Becoming an emperor is not easy especially when there are enemies every where and no one you can trust
India , third century BC. A land ruled by powerful dynasties, each fighting for supremacy over the other, unaware that a conqueror from Greece has arrived at the country’s doorstep in a bid to establish his dominion over the entire known world .
In the east, the Magadhan empire is ruled by the Nanadas , a clan driven by a limitless hunger for power and given to violence and abuse . from the embers of their lust and avarice a boy is born - a boy named Moriya , raised by a tribe of peacock - tamers and oblivious of the legacy that is rightfully his … until the day he is sought out by chanakaya , while a wily political strategist looking for vengeance against the ruthless rulers of Magadha . under the training and tutelage and of his shrewd adviser , the tentative young man , now christened Chandragupta , makes his way across the vast plains of bharatvarsha to meet the famed invader Alexander and build and army of his own. But being a warrior prince, he finds, comes at a heavy price - of trust and loyalty and perhaps even his life.
This is the story of a youth who must battle supreme odds - both within and without to fulfil destiny a s one of the greatest emperors the world has ever known . this is the story of Chandragupta Maura.
Aditya Kay has nurtured a secret love for history all though her years of working as an editor in a magazine , a human resources professional and a management consultant . she has lived in various places in India and has been as much of a border -crosser in her career as writer , writing editorials , essays , stories for children and boo for older readers across genres . Her electric reading in history - across non –fiction and fiction – and have led to her fascination with the varied possibilities of times past and has also served as an impetus to travel to long -ago worlds , if only through fiction.
|The Boy , Moriya||ix|
|Part I the Lost Prince of Magadha|
|1||A rare Bird||3|
|3||The Man on the Run||24|
|5||The journey Beings||46|
|8||All Creatures of the Forest||86|
|9||Building an Army||94|
|10||An Evil Prince||106|
|Part -II the Warrior - King of Magadha|
|13||The Traitor who Wasn't||156|
|16||The Battle for Mathura||196|
|17||Shravasti and Kanyakubja||207|
|18||Kashi and Prayag||215|
|19||The Battle for patliputra||224|
|20||City of dreams||233|
|21||A New King - Emperor||252|
|22||A king’s Death||256|
|23||The Accursed King King of Gandhara||269|
|25||Meeting a lost friend||286|
|29||Of Poison and other Matters||321|
|30||the Princess who would not be Queen||330|
|31||The Messenger 's News||336|
|32||The Dahrma of friendship||342|
|33||A king's dilemma||348|
|34||A Place for a Queen||359|
|36||Ill fares the land||376|
|37||In the Footsteps of the Monks||382|
Item Code: NAM897 Author: Adity Kay Cover: Paperback Edition: 2016 Publisher: Hachette India ISBN: 9789350095683 Language: English Size: 8.0 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 406 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 295 gms