War is coming...
Peninsular India, fourteenth century. The Pandyan empire is at its
peak, its enemies subdued and its people at peace. Having left behind
his step-brother Sundar in the race to the throne, Crown Prince Veera
Pandyan is set to rule from Madurai, reputed to be the richest city in
the subcontinent. But invisible fractures within the kingdom threaten
to destroy it, and a new enemy approaches, swifter than anyone can
In Delhi, Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s trusted general, the eunuch Malik
Kafur, has trained his eyes on the distant south, fabled for its riches.
A slave captured by the Khiljis, Kafur is renowned for his ambition
and cunning. None, not even the mighty Mongols, have defeated him
– no empire can withstand the trail of destruction he leaves in his
wake. And all he wants is to see Madurai on its knees, its wealth
pillaged, its temples destroyed.
As an ancient city combusts in flames of treachery, bloodlust and
revenge, brother will battle brother, ambition will triumph over love,
slaves will rise to rule, cities will be razed to dust, and the victor will
be immortalized in history...'