The Kuru princes are now grown and as young men, engaged in their own battles.
But the threat of the demon Jarasandha still looms large. And this time, it is Pandu who must face his wrath. Ashok Banker is back with an enchanting new tale, flawlessly fusing history to magic in The Darkness Before Dawn, the second in the Mahabharata series.
Kunti, now married to Pandu, contemplates her future, still unable to come to terms with her decisions of the past. Overcome with remorse, she seeks solace in the holy waters of the Ganga never guessing that the son she gave up was even then causing a stir in her own kingdom.
Oblivious to the mischief afoot in Hastinapur, Pandu is on a mission to purge Rajagriha of the devil’s presence. But even with his prodigious skills in battle, will he be able to fell the mad king Driddha? Or will the ghosts of his past stop him?