The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Palace of Illusions

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

fiction fantasy historical challenging emotional informative slow-paced

360 pages | first published 2008

Description

A reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat—told from the point of view of an amazing woman.Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. ...
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Moods

emotional 62%
reflective 62%
adventurous 54%
sad 33%
dark 25%
informative 25%
mysterious 25%
hopeful 20%
tense 20%
inspiring 16%
challenging 12%
funny 4%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 30%
slow 19%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 38% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 18%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | Yes: 34% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 5%

Average rating

4.07