AD 379. The Gupta dynasty is stepping into its golden age But the past holds many dark secrets... After long and bloody wars, Samrat Samudragupta sits on the pinnacle of an empire. yet, close to his throne are hearts filled with revenge, scheming to bring him down. Into this gathering storm arrives Chandragupta, the king’s long-lost son. As he settles into his new life devastating family secrets surface, old wounds are reopened and Chandra can no longer trust anyone – least of all those closest to him. Bizarre and sinister incidents abound as palace conspiracies unravel plunging Rajgriha into a pit of chaos. Will the son pay for the sins of his father? Yoddha: The Dynasty of Samudragupta unfolds the murky loves and lies of one of the most illustrious clans in history. Rajat Pillai is a graduate from IMI Delhi. He is the author of two previous novels – Chandragupta: Path of a Fallen Demi-God and The Dead Woman Writing.