Misrakesi is Acharya Chanakya’s scribe in the Mauryan Palace and part of the royal administration; Misrakesi, with child, is carrying the future Senapati of the Mauryans; and Misrakesi, the new wife, is trying to fit into one of the most powerful families in the kingdom while battling both assassins and more intimate threats to her own happiness with Pushyamitra. Read an extract here.