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‘I learnt to love like a man—to love without feelings. And I shall never forget this lesson.’

Matsyagandha, Daseyi, Yojanagandha — the queen of Hastinapur, Satyavati. Abandoned as a baby, preyed on by a rishi, she hardens herself, determined that the next time she is with a man, she will be the one to win. And win she does: the throne of Hastinapur for herself, and the prom
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Published December 15th 2017 by Westland
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“If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive. If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred.”

----Krishna Dharma

Kavita Kané, an Indian bestselling author, has penned an inspiring and extremely compelling mythological tale inspired from the characters from the Indian epic mythology, Mahabharata in her new book called, The Fisher Queen's Dynasty that revolves around two key protagonists, one ordinary woman, denied of her royal birth-right who grow
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Satyavati was an ambitious, head-strong queen of Hastinapur, who always made wrong choices to survive in the race for the throne.
Satyavati was an insecure, cunning and shrewd administrator. Born a princess, she was brought up as a fisher-woman, she craves for best-catches ever-since her birth. Entire Hastinapur dances to her tune after she marries Shantanu.

She manipulates the people around her, trying to plaster the grave mistake she committed against Bhishm. None of her schemes could hide the d
Ronita Banerjee
Feb 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Name- The Fisher Queen's Dynasty
Written by- Kavita Kane
Published by- Westland Publications
Genre- Mythological fiction
Pages- 324
Satyavati was the grand matriarch of the Kuru family.
Mahabharata, the world's longest epic has innumerable characters and uncountable events that led to the great war. The war destroyed several dynasties along with the Kurus and led to a destruction that was beyond comprehension.
The most debated topics surrounding the Mahabharata has been- who is responsible behi
Taanya Ahuja
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Fisher Queen's Dynasty by Kavita was the second book which I read after Lanka's Princess and before starting reading this book I was very excited and it didn't disappoint me. I am a story buff and I love to read and hear mythological stories. I have heard, read and seen Mahabharata a lot but never thought about Satyawati so much and this is what I love about mythology fiction queen Kavita Kané that she picks up female protagonist which are not so much discussed.
The Fisher Queen's Dynasty rev
Surabhi Sharma
Kavita Kane is known for her unique writing style and uncovering the lesser known female characters of the Indian mythology. These women characters are strong but never had come to light. Kavita introducing them to her readers and giving them a chance to decide their role in the tales widely read. She is a bestselling author and her every book has female characters comes from epic tales of Mahabharata and Ramayana.

The Fisher Queens Dynasty is a story of Satyavati, Kali, Matsygandha, the queen of
Dec 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I had read Lanka’s Princess a while back and it was one of the better mythology writings in our country that I had come across since Amish Tripathi. However, something changed this time when I picked up ‘The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty’. I was irritated throughout the book at various aspects of but I still wanted to know how the story proceeded since I am not much aware of Mahabharata. I did not like the book much but now I know something more about the epic series and what led to the war. Is that si ...more
Sahil Pradhan
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: myth, favorites
ever since I have started reading Kavita Kane's books, I have become a fan of hers. in January, I came to know that a new book of hers was released.....and finally in March. I finally laid my hands on it.
first of all, I would like to thank the author for providing me information about her beautiful work and for giving me an opportunity to give an honest opinion on the book. mythology is a critical subject and more critical is it's retelling as if you do not know the tale properly and cannot nar
Ritika Chhabra
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'People are as shallow as the river shore, never as deep as the river.'
- Kavita Kane, The Fisher Queen's Dynasty

Remember vampires? The Damon Salvatore kind who have always made us swoon over them? (Forgive me, I was watching The Originals recently hence the influence.) Well, what was the one thing that Salvatore taught us about vampires? The heightened emotions! To be honest, I am
Astha Vyas
As far as I remember the epic drama of ‘Mahabharat’; the first visual that crosses my mind is the desperation of King Shantanu for Queen Satyavati. Her insecurity for the throne and taking unjustifiable promise of following Brahmacharya (celibacy) from Bhishm. It always seemed a perfect setup for a saga written thousand of years ago.

The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty is a book by Kavita Kané, where she has taken a unique path to highlight the story of Satyavati/Kali. It well captures the perilous journe
Sayantani Roy
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Author- Kavita Kane

No. Of pages- 325

Publisher- Westland Books

Genre- Mythological Fiction


The stories of Pandavas and Kauravas are widely known. Kurukshetra was the ultimate battle that followed due to the clash of interests between these two clans of the Kurus. But do we have any idea of the fact that the roots of this dynasty were instilled in the soil of Hastinapur way before the Pandavas and Kauravas? This book is an actual answer to that. It follows the journey of Satyavati, the grand
Varun Mehta
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I must confess that I love to read and hear mythological stories. We all have heard, read and seen Indian mythology stories and like all stories, Indian mythology has their own under played characters. Many of characters like Urmila (Sita’s Sister – Laksham’s Wife); Vrushali (Karna’s Wife); Meenakshi aka Surpanakha (Lanka’s Princess – Ravan’s Sister) are strong but never had come to light. Author Kavita Kané is known for her books on these female protagonist which are not so much discussed in In ...more
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Mythology is mine one of the favourite topic. Mythology taught us about the ancient era and about the ancient and history lifestyle which helps us to relate our lives as what we're now. But mythology is not an easy topic, it's a very critical subject. Because mythology is a such type of genre which can't be written before proper research about it. You can make it poetic but can't be twisted beyond the limits.

The b
Saraswathi Sambasivan
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kavita Kane has done it again! She picks up a lesser known character Satyavati and weaves her magic. An abandoned princess, brought up as a fisher woman, her journey through life is what the story is about. It is a tale of a woman who knew how to play her cards. Her choices were dubious and resulted in great catastrophe after a couple of generations. She knew when she made a mistake but was unapologetic. The author has very deftly explored the grey shades of this character. The reader is compell ...more
Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
It is a challenging task to write, when the story is known yet making the readers to keep reading. In this regard I really appreciate the task taken up by the writer to write about Satyavati. Well written book. The narration is interesting.
Priyanka Pathak
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am amazed by this author's knack of making the most undermined characters of our mythology the protagonist and telling the story from his/her point of view in most riveting style. She left me yearning for more ...
Vikalp Trivedi
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
It is the greatest irony with the Mahabharat that even being a quarrel of men, it is women of the epic who are often considered as the root of the catastrophe took place in the field of Kurukshetra. Most commonly Draupadi is charged with the responsibility to bring the havoc on the Kuru Clan but there are some lesser characters too which, to an lesser extent and not as directly as Draupadi, are charged with the responsibility of bringing the havoc. Satyavati is one such character and this book b ...more
Archita Mitra
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was one of the Editor's Picks e-books available to Amazon Prime customers this month. I have previously read and liked 'Karna's Wife' and 'Sita's Sister'. This one was disappointing with and without comparison.
Sadly, the book shows a lot of promise. Queen Satyavati could have made a wonderfully ambitious character, like Cersei in Game of Thrones. But trying to insert morality to her actions weakens her character as a whole. Bhism is a major character too and it would have been interesting
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Satyavati, born to a king, abandoned by him, who grew up as a fisher girl, then turned into a cunning lady willing to go any extent to become a queen and safeguard her progeny. The grand matriarch of the Kuru family, instrumental in starting the events leading to the battle of Kurukshetra. The story shows Mahabharata in a new light, the back story of one of the most important characters- Bhishm who was born as Devavrat, his life story and the role of Satyavati in it.
This boo
Sayantani Das
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
☘This book is about the incidents that took place before Mahabharata.
☘The narration style of the author is really appreciable.
☘ The cover is so beautiful.
☘The title is apt.
☘The blurb itself is so powerful.
☘I loved the way Bhism's character is portrait here.
☘My love for Mythology increased after reading this book.
Pulkit Garg
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read the first two chapters of this book when I was in a bookstore, and then I bought it as a birthday gift. This book is just - it left me speechless. This story is about Satyavati, the Grand Martriach of the Kuru Dynasty - a girl denied her rightful birthright, brought up under the care of a fisherman - a girl who rose from rags to riches. The story, the plot is powerful and gripping, showing the steel determination and self-pride of Satyavati, her emotions, her ambitions and her skills to m ...more
Sep 11, 2018 rated it liked it
It's been time since I last read a reinterpretation of a mythological story. Especially one built from The Mahabharata, one of the grandest epics of the world, the greatest—of course—and a personal favourite too. So, when I got a review copy of The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty by Kavita Kané, I was thrilled. I'd heard about the author around my connections and heard about her other works too; and I appreciated the way she was pulling up and putting down the characters which were not given much light i ...more
Vrinda Maheshwari
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
The Fisher Queen's Dynasty - A Review
I never had to think twice before buying a book written by Kavita Kane, but reading her latest manuscript made me realise that this cannot hold true anymore. A master story teller, Kane gives a voice to the lesser known female characters from Mythology, right from Karna's wife, to Sita's sister or even Menaka.
While the other books held in themselves a grappling story line, the way #TheFisherQueensDynasty has been written seems forced and, frankly, not well r
Mugdha Mahajan
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my second book from the Mythology Queen * Kavita Kane * and as expected she didn't disappoint me. Since, mythology is one of my favorite genres, Ramayana always intrigued me. Mahabharata was never my forte, whenever I used to read about it, I never used to enjoy it as it was full of wars and blood. But this book took me to the very starting as to how the seed of the destructive war of the Kurukshetra was sown.

The story starts with the prologue, where Bhishma is lying on a bed of arrows
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is very rare for one to come across a good book, and an even better, a good story. The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty is a story we are all too familiar with, having heard excerpts from grandparents, or watched enactments of it on television. However, Kanés re-telling of the Mahabharata is a book you don’t want to miss.

This story comes from a time when women were considered only trophies to be won or taken. And from this patriarchy arose an unclaimed princess, fighting and demanding, and taking what
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-copy
This is my first read by the author .I have heard a lot about her books and even got a few to read.But this one beat all!
The seeds for the downfall of the great Kuru Dynasty were unknowingly planted by Devavrat and Satyavati. Little did they realize that their seemingly 'small' act would change the fate of the Dynasty in the years to come.
Satyavati is an adamant,head strong and determined girl who wishes to rewrite her fate after her father abandons her and preyed on by a Rishi.She married Shan
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Short Review:

I rated this book 3 stars even though as I read it I titled back and forth from 2 stars, to 3, back to 2, and finally to 3. The book is very detailed about its sex scenes, so if that unnerves you- don’t read it. I think that Kavita Kanè is excellent at writing strong women who use their sexuality in a motivating manner. She highlights that sex is not a bad thing. And, the writing style, apart from a few mistakes here and there, was enjoyable. As I was reading, I was constantly high
Raj Nandani
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
‘The fisher queen’s dynasty’ – the name itself is pretty royal and gives the vibes regarding the thrones and their battles along with diplomacy and politics. Talking about dynasties, it is always discussed in terms of a king’s dynasty but this is about the dynasty of a queen and her ambition.

The cover too with its vibrant and alluring designs gnawed at the mind and encourages to pick this up. I read it in between the internals going on.

The prologue given to us gives us some vague idea about what
Tam_ the_ med_bookie
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Krutika Puranik
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A huge thank you to Writersmelon for sending this review copy in exchange of an honest review.
I broke my own record today by completing this book in just a day. Does that say anything about how wonderful this book is?
We have all heard tales of awe about the mighty Bhishma. But little do we know how he derived that name. Bhishma is a very well-known Indian Mythological character whose life was filled with turbulence. The mightiest, bravest and loyal Bhishma has a very interesting story about his
 Ananya thefoodandbooklife
I love reading different views of a known story. The story of Bhishma has always been told from his perspective and rightly so, with him being a fierce warrior and a just administrator. However, for his life to play out the way that it did, a lot of people's lives were also intermingled in the tragedy. I always knew the story of Satyavathi as a catty woman who only cared about power. I never once wondered why that might be so. It is rightly said that history (or in this case, mythology) is told ...more
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