He thought he had nothing more left to lose. He was wrong. The legendary battle of Kurukshetra has come to an end with the crushing defeat of the mighty Kauravas. Amidst the celebration and festivity in the Pandava camp, the lone survivor from the Kaurava side, Ashwatthama, slowly regains consciousness. To his horror, he realizes he has been condemned to a life of immortality and leprosy by Krishna, the mastermind of the war. Burning with hatred for the Pandavas for killing the man he worshipped as his mentor and saviour, Duryodhana and for his own fate, he vows to seek his revenge. When he hears of the Syamantaka, an infallible weapon that not only promises to restore his mortality and cure his leprosy, but also allow him to exact his vengeance, he is determined to go to any length to acquire it. However, he is soon faced with an impossible choice, for the quest for the weapon could ultimately result in the death of the woman he loves. An exhilarating tale of passion, suspense and redemption, Palace of Assassins masterfully explores the mind of one of the most misunderstood heroes of the Mahabharata., � Palace of Assassins is the first book in the Indian market that talks about the immediate aftermath of the Kurukshetra war., � The book follows Ashwatthama, one of the Mahabharata�s most controversial heroes, as he struggles against the curse placed on him by Lord Krishna and plots his revenge against the Pandavas., � Aditya Iyengar is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Thirteenth Tale. About the Author : Aditya Iyengar is the author of the novel The Thirteenth Tale and lives and works in Mumbai.