The book is set in 4th century BC and I must say the author has done a commendable job of melding fact with fiction. It is obvious the author has gone to great lengths to research Indian history and that can be seen in each and every scene. The characters are very well-drawn and the battle scenes at the climax are just mindblowing. I hope there will be a sequel to this in which Aditya gets his revenge. Overall, one of the best books I have read in sometime.