Seven years have passed since Peshwa Bajirao Bhat annihilated the
Nizam’s armies at Fort Mandu. The two forces have been engaged in
attacks and skirmishes ever since. Acting on the advice of his
right-hand man, the mysterious Anaamik Dabhade, the Peshwa now sets
about laying a trap to truly ensnare the Mughals, and break their
The Empire, of course, has methods of its own. And Nizam Ul Mulk is
itching for an opportunity to exact revenge of the formidable Bajirao.
With assassins, saboteurs and criminals infiltrating the Maratha
lands, the Mughal Empire scores as many victories in the night as the
Peshwa does during the day.
Meanwhile, in the far reaches of the country, set ablaze by the
never-ending conflict between these major powers, a Sikh warlord, a
Rajput king and a Bundela princess find themselves increasingly
tangled up in the endgame that will determine the very course of
history. It is a battle of wits and skill, and the greatest deceiver
of them all will prevail.
This book is about Peshwa Bajirao and his various encounters. The war
scenes and state upholding are discussed in vivid details. This book
is second in The Peshwa Series but not exactly a sequel – as I have
not read the first part ie. ‘The Peshwa – The lion and the stallion’
but surprisingly it hasn’t affected the read.
The narration adds life to the characters and provides a much-required
pace to the story. Though it’s a bulky book the storyline builds up
interest gradually and makes it an interesting read.
Lastly, I would like to mention that the cover is really nice and the
presentation is very nice.
With fluid narration and Amazing presentation this will prove to be an entertaining read to all the history lovers and people who like to read action scenes. I really like to read about warriors and
nobilities, hence this was indeed a reading delight!